Amqui station

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Amqui
Gare Amqui.jpg
Location 209, Boul. Saint-Benoît Ouest
Amqui, QC,
Canada
Coordinates 48°27′59″N 67°26′10″W / 48.4664°N 67.4361°W / 48.4664; -67.4361Coordinates: 48°27′59″N 67°26′10″W / 48.4664°N 67.4361°W / 48.4664; -67.4361
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Services
Preceding station   VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail   Following station
toward Montreal
Ocean
toward Halifax
Montreal–Gaspé train
toward Gaspé

Amqui station is a Via Rail station in Amqui, Quebec, Canada. Located on Boulevard Saint-Benoît Boulevard Ouest, it is a heated and semi-staffed shelter equipped with washrooms and is wheelchair-accessible. Amqui is served by Via Rail's Ocean, and Montreal – Gaspé train. Both trains share the same rail line between Montreal and Matapédia.

The station is representative of the boom in rail use in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century, the associated expansion of the railways in general, and the Intercolonial Railway of Canada (IRC) in particular. Amqui depended on the railway to transport their agricultural products and finished parts made of wood. Subsequently, Amqui became an important stop on the train's route from Montréal to Halifax, and from Montréal to Gaspé.

The design of the station Amqui is unusual for a station of the IRC. It is distinguished by its two-stage design, incorporating the housing of the station master and his family.[1]

The Canadian National Railway station is a designated Heritage Railway Station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gare et wagon Lynnewood". Ville d'Amqui. Retrieved 25 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "List of Designated Heritage Railway Stations: Quebec". Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. Archived from the original on November 1, 2006. 

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