Dover Transportation Center

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Dover Transportation Center
Dover Station (14377800344).jpg
Location 33 Chestnut Street
Dover, NH 03820
Coordinates 43°11′54″N 70°52′38″W / 43.19833°N 70.87722°W / 43.19833; -70.87722Coordinates: 43°11′54″N 70°52′38″W / 43.19833°N 70.87722°W / 43.19833; -70.87722
Line(s)
Connections COAST: 1, 2
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: DOV
History
Opened 2003
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 52,457[1]Increase 12%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Downeaster

Dover Transportation Center[2] is a train station in Dover, New Hampshire, United States, served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. Despite the station house's old-fashioned appearance, it was actually built in 2001.

The station is served ten times daily by Amtrak's Downeaster service, and boards or detrains an average of 150 passengers each day, making it the third-busiest stop in New Hampshire.[1]

The station is located at 33 Chestnut Street in Dover, next to the Pan Am Railways mainline, formerly the Western Route mainline of the Boston & Maine Railroad (B&M). Prior to 1965, the B&M provided intercity passenger service from North Station in Boston to Portland, Maine, stopping at its own station in Dover en route;[3] on 4 January 1965, all interstate service along the Western Route was discontinued except for a single daily round trip from North Station to Dover. This service ended on 30 June 1967, leaving Dover without passenger rail service until the start of Downeaster service in 2001.[3]

Bus service is provided by COAST to locations within Dover and the Seacoast Region of New Hampshire as well as UNH Wildcat Transit to Durham and the University of NH.

The Dover station has volunteer "Station Hosts" organized by TrainRiders/Northeast. Station hosts serve to greet travelers and assist them as needed.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2016, State of New Hampshire" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Dover Transportation Center, Northern New England Passenger Rail Authority (NNEPRA)
  3. ^ a b Belcher, Jonathan (27 June 2015). "Changes to Transit Service in the MBTA district" (PDF). NETransit. Retrieved 18 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Host Program". TrainRiders Northeast. Retrieved September 6, 2016. 

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