Montpelier station (Vermont)

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Montpelier
Montpelier station (2), July 2006.jpg
Montpelier-Berlin station in July 2006
Location 297 Junction Road
Berlin, Vermont
Coordinates 44°15′20″N 72°36′23″W / 44.25556°N 72.60639°W / 44.25556; -72.60639Coordinates: 44°15′20″N 72°36′23″W / 44.25556°N 72.60639°W / 44.25556; -72.60639
Line(s) New England Central Railroad
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Station code MPR
Traffic
Passengers (FY2017) 8,186[1]Increase 5.1%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Vermonter
toward St. Albans

Montpelier station, also known as Montpelier-Berlin station and Montpelier Junction, is a railroad station in Berlin, Vermont, United States. It is served by Amtrak's Vermonter line and provides service to the nearby cities of Montpelier and Barre.[2][3]

A railroad station has stood at this site since the mid-19th century. Originally a freight stop for wood, the Vermont Central Railroad established a junction station for passengers known as Montpelier Junction in 1849. That year, VCR built a branch line to downtown Montpelier, providing service to Vermont's capital. The current station was built in 1934 by the Central Vermont Railway, VCR's successor. It is likely the third station building on the site. Regular service on the Montpelier branch was discontinued in 1938 and replaced with a bus line. Service to Montpelier Junction ended altogether in 1966. In 1972, Amtrak restored service to the station on the Montrealer line, which was later replaced by the Vermonter when service to Montreal ended.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Vermont" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. 
  2. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Washington County, Vermont
  3. ^ a b "Montpelier-Berlin, VT (MPR)". www.greatamericanstations.com. Amtrak. 2016. Retrieved June 27, 2016. 

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