Berlin (Amtrak station)

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Berlin
Berlin, CT station 071.JPG
Station house; April 24, 2012
Station statistics
Address 51 Depot Road
Kensington, CT 06037
Coordinates 41°38′08″N 72°45′55″W / 41.6356°N 72.7653°W / 41.6356; -72.7653Coordinates: 41°38′08″N 72°45′55″W / 41.6356°N 72.7653°W / 41.6356; -72.7653
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened 1900
Station code BER
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 25,594[1] Increase 6.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Northeast Regional
Vermonter
toward St. Albans
toward New Haven
New Haven – Springfield Shuttle
  Proposed  
ConnDOT
New Haven – Hartford – Springfield Rail
toward Springfield

Berlin is a train station in Kensington, Connecticut located on the New Haven-Springfield Line and served by Amtrak's Northeast Regional, New Haven – Springfield Shuttle, and the Vermonter. Since the station is for both Kensington and nearby Berlin, it is also known as Kensington-Berlin Amtrak Station. The station was originally built in 1900 by the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad.[2] In 2010, the building was assessed in preparation for a rehabilitation project to address interior water damage and the need to replace the electrical and heating and air conditioning systems.[3] It is also a proposed stop by the Connecticut Department of Transportation for a new commuter service called the New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail Line.

Noted features of the historic depot include prominent brick quoins and arches, as well as large arched tripartite windows embellished with colorful stained glass.[4] The waiting room is still dominated by the original ticket office, whose corners are gently rounded. Resembling those in other early 20th century New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad facilities, it is a three-sided structure placed against the western wall of the station; the bottom third is covered in bead board while the upper portion features recessed rectangular panels. Dentil molding finishes off the upper edge of the office wall.[5] With many of its interior finishes largely unaltered, Berlin is often considered one of the best preserved of Connecticut’s small 19th century depots.

Connections[edit]

Connecticut Transit New Britain: BK and TPK

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Connecticut" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 27, 2013.
  3. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 27, 2013
  4. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 27, 2013.
  5. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 27, 2013.

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