Essex Junction station

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Essex Junction, VT
Essex Junction, Vermont Amtrak.jpg
Location29 Railroad Avenue
Essex Junction, Vermont
Coordinates44°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
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Other information
Station codeESX
History
Opened1859[1]
RebuiltOctober 21, 1958–August 11, 1959[2][3]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)19,893[4]Increase 4.9%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Waterbury Vermonter St. Albans
Terminus
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Waterbury Montrealer St. Albans
toward Montreal
Preceding station Central Vermont Railway Following station
Williston
toward New London
Main Line Colchester
toward St. Johns
Fort Ethan Allan
toward Burlington
Winooski Subdivision 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 in 1959. 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. ^ "Old Depot Comes Down". The Burlington Free Press. August 26, 1959. p. 3. Retrieved July 2, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "Ground Broken Today for New Essex Jct. Station". The Burlington Free Press. October 21, 1958. p. 2. Retrieved July 2, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ "First Ticket Sold in New CV Station in Essex Junction". The Burlington Free Press. August 12, 1959. p. 11. Retrieved July 2, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Vermont" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017.

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