Essex Junction station

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Essex Junction, VT
Essex Junction, Vermont Amtrak.jpg
Location 29 Railroad Avenue
Essex Junction, VT 05452
Coordinates 44°29′33″N 73°06′37″W / 44.4926°N 73.1102°W / 44.4926; -73.1102Coordinates: 44°29′33″N 73°06′37″W / 44.4926°N 73.1102°W / 44.4926; -73.1102
Line(s) New England Central Railroad
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Station code ESX
History
Opened 1958
Traffic
Passengers (2017) 19,893[1]Increase 4.9%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Vermonter
Terminus

Essex Junction, also known as Essex Junction-Burlington, is an Amtrak train station in the village of Essex Junction, Vermont, United States. The station was originally built by the Central Vermont Railway[2] in 1958. It serves Amtrak's Vermonter train, which runs from St. Albans, near the Canada–U.S. border and Washington, D.C. to the south. Prior to bridge trouble at Alburg north of St. Albans, train service continued to Montreal. Until the early 1960s, the Boston and Maine railroad operated Montreal to Boston service on The Ambassador through the station.

The station is the closest station to Vermont's most populous municipality, Burlington, that is currently served by Amtrak, as Burlington Union Station has not served passenger trains since 1953. Burlington is about a 25-minute bus ride away from the station on Green Mountain Transit (GMT), the local bus system.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Vermont" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017.
  2. ^ Existing Railroad stations in Chittenden County, Vermont

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