Saco Transportation Center

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Saco Transportation Center
Saco Train Station 5.27.09.JPG
New station which opened in 2009.
Location 130 Main Street
Saco Island on Main Street
Saco, ME 04072
Coordinates 43°29′46″N 70°26′57″W / 43.49622°N 70.44913°W / 43.49622; -70.44913Coordinates: 43°29′46″N 70°26′57″W / 43.49622°N 70.44913°W / 43.49622; -70.44913
Owned by City of Saco
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Parking Free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code SAO
History
Opened 2001 (platform)
2009 (station)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 50,043[1]Decrease 0.1%
Services
Quik-Trak machine, restrooms, visitor information
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Downeaster

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.[2] 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.[3][4]

The station is located next to the Pan Am Railways mainline, formerly the Western Route mainline of the Boston & Maine Railroad.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saco-Biddeford, ME (SAO)". Great American Stations. Retrieved 20 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of Maine" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/ink/AmtrakInk-040709.pdf
  4. ^ Saco has four bidders to build environmentally friendly station

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