Fair Haven station

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Fair Haven, VT
Fair Haven station (2), July 2006.jpg
Fair Haven station in July 2006
LocationDepot Street, Fair Haven, Vermont
Coordinates43°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
Line(s)VRS Whitehall Branch
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
History
OpenedNovember 12, 1997[2]
ClosedJanuary 9, 2010[1]
Traffic
Passengers (FY2007)2,205[3]
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Former
Castleton
toward Rutland
Ethan Allen Express Fort Edward
toward New York

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 on November 12, 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) 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 Edwards, Bruce (November 8, 1997). "Express Starting to Stop in Fair Haven". The Rutland Daily Herald. pp. 11, 13. Retrieved June 24, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  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". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-14.

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