Rutland station

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Rutland, VT
Rutland Amtrak HDR.jpg
Rutland station in 2013
Location25 Evelyn Street, Rutland, Vermont
Coordinates43°36′21″N 72°58′54″W / 43.6058°N 72.9817°W / 43.6058; -72.9817Coordinates: 43°36′21″N 72°58′54″W / 43.6058°N 72.9817°W / 43.6058; -72.9817
Owned byCity of Rutland
Line(s)Vermont Railway
Platforms1 side platform
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: RUD
201912,566[1]Decrease 10.9%
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Terminus Ethan Allen Express Castleton
toward New York
Future Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
toward Burlington
Ethan Allen Express Castleton
toward New York

Rutland is a train station in Rutland, Vermont served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. It is served daily by Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express.

The station, which is located near the former Rutland Railroad yard on the western edge of downtown, opened in 1999. Designed by local firm NBF Architects, the station has walls of red brick that rise from a base of textured gray concrete block. To celebrate Rutland native Jim Jeffords, who represented Vermont in Congress, city leaders renamed the station the “James M. Jeffords Rail Passenger Welcome Center.”[2]


The original Rutland depot, circa 1907

Rutland's first railway station was built near Merchants' Row in 1853-54 by the Rutland Railroad. In 1905-06 wings were added to the north and south of the depot. The building served the city of Rutland until New York City to Montreal passenger service ended in 1953 (the Rutland RR's Green Mountain Flyer and Mount Royal), and two years later it was demolished.[3][4][2]

Amtrak service to Rutland commenced on December 2, 1996 with service provided to a temporary station platform.[5] Construction is underway to extend service from Rutland north to Burlington, Vermont.

In March 2020, Ethan Allen Express service was suspended indefinitely in Vermont, with trains being truncated to Albany–Rensselaer station as part of a round of service reductions in response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.[6]

Station layout[edit]

The station has one low-level side platform, which contains a short stub of a high-level platform adjacent for accessibility purposes.

Platform level
Street level Exit/entrance to station building
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right Disabled access
Track 1      Ethan Allen Express alighting passengers only
     Ethan Allen Express toward New York City (Castleton)


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2019, State of Vermont" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Rutland, VT Station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 15 October 2014.
  3. ^ "An Eastern Regional Railroad - 1930's - 1940's, Rutland Railroad"
  4. ^ Lindsell, Robert M. (2000). The Rail Lines of Northern New England. Branch Line Press. pp. 35–46, 175. ISBN 0942147065.
  5. ^ Lloyd, Barbara (December 19, 1996). "Train Trip to Vermont Offers Some of the Fun". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Service Adjustments Due to Coronavirus" (Press release). Amtrak. 2020-03-24. Archived from the original on 2020-03-25. Retrieved 2020-03-25.

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