Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center

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Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center
Amtrak station
Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center, Pittsfield, Massachusetts.jpg
Platform at Pittsfield, MA
Station statistics
Address 1 Columbus Avenue at
North Street, Pittsfield, MA
Coordinates 42°27′05″N 73°15′14″W / 42.4515°N 73.2540°W / 42.4515; -73.2540Coordinates: 42°27′05″N 73°15′14″W / 42.4515°N 73.2540°W / 42.4515; -73.2540
Line(s)
Connections BRTA
Structure type at-grade
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened 2004
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code PIT
Owned by BRTA
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 7,656[1] Increase 6.3%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Lake Shore Limited
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Albany
Boston and Albany Railroad
Main Line
toward Boston
Terminus North Adams Branch
toward North Adams

The Joseph Scelsi Intermodal Transportation Center[2] is a long-distance ground travel (rail and bus) terminal serving the Pittsfield, Massachusetts area and surrounding areas. Named after Joseph Scelsi,[2] a longtime State Representative who represented Pittsfield, the center opened in 2004 adjacent to the site of the old Pittsfield station. Owned by the Berkshire Regional Transit Authority (BRTA), the site serves Amtrak, Peter Pan/Bonanza long-distance buses, and is also a hub of the BRTA's own local buses.

Services[edit]

Amtrak[edit]

The Amtrak component of the center is located below the actual station as the tracks are loctated in a depression with an elevator and stairs to the tracks. There is a single low-level platform facing the thru track though a passing siding also goes through the station; a wheelchair lift is available for use if needed.

Pittsfield sees two trains a day via the Boston leg of the Lake Shore Limited: train 449 goes to Albany-Rensselaer and then connects to the main section of the train to Chicago while train 448 continues to South Station in Boston. The trains are scheduled to arrive mid-afternoon.

Intercity bus[edit]

Bonanza and Peter Pan offer direct service from Pittsfield to Boston, Springfield, Albany, and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City and other towns along those routes. There is also service to Williamstown on Bonanza and BRTA.

Berkshire Regional Transit Authority[edit]

The station serves as a hub and a transfer point for most of the BRTA's routes, though service to Williamstown requires a transfer in North Adams, Massachusetts and travel to West Stockbridge and Great Barrington requires a transfer in Lee. Service runs between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday.[1]

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