Union Station (Brattleboro, Vermont)

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Brattleboro, VT
Brattleboro Vermont Amtrak station.jpg
The Vermonter at Brattleboro station in June 2013
Location10 Vernon Road
Brattleboro, Vermont
Coordinates42°51′03″N 72°33′24″W / 42.8509°N 72.5566°W / 42.8509; -72.5566Coordinates: 42°51′03″N 72°33′24″W / 42.8509°N 72.5566°W / 42.8509; -72.5566
Line(s)New England Central Railroad
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Construction
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeBRA
History
Rebuilt1880, 1915
Traffic
Passengers (2017)16,702[1]Increase 1.63%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Vermonter
toward St. Albans
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Greenfield Montrealer Bellows Falls
toward Montreal
Preceding station Central Vermont Railway Following station
Vernon
toward New London
Main Line Bellows Falls
toward St. Johns
Union Station
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center.jpg
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center in 2012
Built1915
NRHP reference #74000268
Added to NRHPJune 6, 1974

Union Station is an Amtrak intercity rail station located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, United States. It is served by the one daily round trip of the Vermonter service. Most of the 1915-built station is occupied by the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, while Amtrak uses a waiting room on the lower floor.[2] The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.


Brattleboro Museum and Art Center[edit]

The Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, a non-collecting museum, was founded in 1972 and located in the former Union Station building. New exhibits by regional and international artists are shown each season. The aim of BMAC is to present art and ideas in ways that inspire, educate, and engage people of all ages. Some of BMAC's notable exhibiting artists have included Jennifer Bartlett, Chuck Close, Janet Fish, Wolf Kahn, Chris Van Allsburg and Andy Warhol. It also functions as a community center and is a private non-profit organization. The museum was run by volunteers in the 1970s; the first professional director was hired in 1981.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Vermont" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017.
  2. ^ "Brattleboro, VT (BRA)". Great American Stations. Amtrak.

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