Fair Haven station

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Fair Haven
Fair Haven station (2), July 2006.jpg
Fair Haven station in July 2006
Location Depot & Water Streets
Fair Haven, Vermont
Coordinates 43°35′25″N 73°15′41″W / 43.5904°N 73.2614°W / 43.5904; -73.2614Coordinates: 43°35′25″N 73°15′41″W / 43.5904°N 73.2614°W / 43.5904; -73.2614
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
History
Opened November 1997[2]
Closed January 9, 2010[1]
Traffic
Passengers (FY2007) 2,205[3]
Services
  Former  
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Rutland
Ethan Allen Express

Fair Haven was an Amtrak intercity train station in Fair Haven, Vermont. It opened in November 1997, and was closed and replaced by nearby Castleton station in January 2010.

History[edit]

Amtrak used a small shelter near the abandoned station building

The Ethan Allen Express began service between New York City and Rutland on December 2, 1996. It was the first passenger service on the line between Whitehall and Rutland since 1936.[4][5] An infill station was opened at Fair Haven in November 1997.[2]

The station building, originally built by the Delaware and Hudson Railway, was in poor condition and was not available for passenger use. Instead, Amtrak passengers used a small bus shelter located across the street from the building.

Fair Haven is a small town with limited tourist activity; in FY 2007 the station served just 2,205 passengers.[3] In January 2010, Fair Haven station was replaced with Castleton station, 5 miles (8.0 km) miles to the east, which better serves Castleton University and Lake Bomoseen. Castleton station opened on January 2; Fair Haven remained in use until January 9.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AMTRAK ETHAN ALLEN EXPRESS TO PROVIDE SERVICE AT RENOVATED CASTLETON, VERMONT DEPOT" (PDF) (Press release). Amtrak. 29 December 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Amtrak Northeast Timetable: Fall/Winter 1997-98". Amtrak. October 26, 1997 – via Museum of Railway Timetables. 
  3. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2007, State of Vermont" (PDF). Amtrak. January 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 June 2008. 
  4. ^ "In Amtrak History" (PDF). Amtrak Ink. 18 (11). December 2013. 
  5. ^ Lloyd, Barbara (December 19, 1996). "Train Trip to Vermont Offers Some of the Fun". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-14. 

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