Union Station (Utica, New York)

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Utica Union Station
Utica Railroad Station.jpg
The back of Union Station with an Adirondack Scenic Railroad train approaching.
Station statistics
Address 321 Main Street
Utica, NY 13501
Line(s)
Connections CENTRO of Oneida, Greyhound, Birnie Bus Services, Utica-Rome Bus Company, Adirondack Trailways, Chenango Valley Bus Company
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Parking Yes; free
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened 1914
Rebuilt 1978
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code UCA
Owned by Oneida County
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 67,213[1] Increase 2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Empire Service
toward Toronto
Maple Leaf
toward Chicago
Lake Shore Limited
Adirondack Scenic Railroad
Terminus Adirondack Scenic Railroad
toward Lake Placid
    Former services    
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Terminus Utica Branch
toward Binghamton
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
Water Level Route
Terminus Adirondack Division
toward Montreal
St. Lawrence Division
toward Ogdensburg
toward Oswego
Oswego – Utica
(via Richland)
Terminus
Union Station
Union Station (Utica, New York) is located in New York
Union Station (Utica, New York)
Location Main St. between John and 1st Sts., Utica, New York
Coordinates 43°6′15″N 75°13′24″W / 43.10417°N 75.22333°W / 43.10417; -75.22333Coordinates: 43°6′15″N 75°13′24″W / 43.10417°N 75.22333°W / 43.10417; -75.22333
Area 1 acre (0.4 ha)
Built 1914
Architectural style Beaux Arts
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001215[2]
Added to NRHP April 28, 1975

The Boehlert Center at Union Station is a train station served by Amtrak and the Adirondack Scenic Railroad in Utica, New York. It is owned by Oneida County, and named for retired U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-New Hartford.

The station was built with the Italianate style. Inside is a restaurant and a barber shop, one of the few barber shops in a train station today. The 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) waiting room's 47-foot-high (14 m) vaulted ceiling is supported by 34 marble columns. The station's blueprints called for the importing of columns that originally adorned Grand Central Station in New York City. Eight large benches are heated with steam pipes and vents.

At one time, the waiting room also contained three ticket windows, an information office, 15 pay telephones, a Western Union office, two shoeshine stands, a bar and grill. The Western Union Office is no longer there.

There used to be a tunnel connecting the waiting room to the platforms. Today, the platforms are connected via an aerial walkway.

History[edit]

The station was built between 1912 and May 1914, replacing an older structure dating from 1869. The building was designed by New York architects Stem and Fellheimer. Construction involved the rerouting of the Mohawk River. Built as a New York Central Railroad station, in 1915 it became tenated by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad and the New York, Ontario and Western Railway as well, those two companies abandoning their structures.

The station's restoration began in 1978, but refurbishing/restoration work continues to this day.

Service[edit]

Amtrak[edit]

The station sees multiple daily departures of the following trains:

A total of eight Amtrak trains use the station daily.

Adirondack Scenic Railroad[edit]

The Adirondack Scenic Railroad operates a heritage railway from Utica to Holland Patent, Remsen, and Old Forge on a seasonal basis.

Bus[edit]

Bus companies serving the station, one of the first intermodal facilities in the state, include the following:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Union Station—Utica, New York at Wikimedia Commons