Saco Transportation Center
New station which opened in 2009.
|Location||130 Main Street
Saco Island on Main Street
Saco, ME 04072
|Owned by||City of Saco|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2013)||50,043 0.1%|
|Quik-Trak machine, restrooms, visitor information
Saco Transportation Center, also referred to as Saco or Saco–Biddeford in some timetables, is a passenger transportation station in Saco, Maine served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system, and other transportation providers. On average, about 110 passengers daily board or detrain Amtrak's Downeaster service at the station, making it the third-busiest stop in Maine. The train platform was constructed in 2001, and the station building was constructed in 2008 and opened in 2009. The station is notable for being the first green design train station in the U.S., featuring a wind turbine for electricity, geothermal heating and cooling systems, and a roof made from recycled soda bottles.
- "Saco-Biddeford, ME (SAO)". Great American Stations. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of Maine" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06. External link in
- Saco has four bidders to build environmentally friendly station
The wind turbine at the Station used to offset power use.
- Amtrak – Stations – Saco, ME
- Saco-Biddeford Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
- Saco-Biddeford, ME (SAO) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
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