Rutland station in 2013
|Location||25 Evelyn Street, Rutland, Vermont|
|Owned by||City of Rutland|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Station code||Amtrak code: RUD|
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.”
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.
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.
The station has one low-level side platform, which contains a short stub of a high-level platform adjacent for accessibility purposes.
|Street level||Exit/entrance to station building|
|Side platform, doors will open on the left or right|
|Track 1||← Ethan Allen Express alighting passengers only |
Ethan Allen Express toward New York City (Castleton) →
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- "Service Adjustments Due to Coronavirus" (Press release). Amtrak. 2020-03-24. Archived from the original on 2020-03-25. Retrieved 2020-03-25.
- Media related to Rutland station at Wikimedia Commons
- Rutland, VT – Amtrak
- Rutland, VT (RUD) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
- Rutland Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
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