Westport station (New York)

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Westport
D&H Railroad Depot, Westport, New York.jpg
Platform side of the old Westport D&H Station, looking towards Albany and New York City.
Location 6705 Main Street
Westport, NY 12993
United States
Coordinates 44°11′14″N 73°27′07″W / 44.1871°N 73.4519°W / 44.1871; -73.4519Coordinates: 44°11′14″N 73°27′07″W / 44.1871°N 73.4519°W / 44.1871; -73.4519
Owned by Town of Westport
Line(s) CP Canadian Subdivision
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Other information
Station code WSP
History
Opened 1876
Rebuilt 1891, 1908(expansion)
1974-1976, 1998(restoration)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 5,693[2]Increase 11.7%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Montreal
Adirondack

Westport is an Amtrak intercity train station in Westport, New York. It was originally built by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad in 1876, and was expanded twice; the first time being in 1891, and the second time being in 1908. The station houses the Depot Theatre, a professional summer theatre, which was established in 1979. Westport serves the Adirondack Line as well as Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach buses to Lake Placid.

In 1974, the D&H sold the depot to the town of Westport for $1. Two years later, the Westport Historical Society initiated a major restoration with a particular focus on the lobby. A subsequent renovation began in 1998; the original slate roof was replaced, repairs were made to the ornamental fascia and ADA-compliant bathrooms were installed. The majority of the funding came from an Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA) grant, with additional money from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Great American Stations Foundation and the theater group.[3]

Station layout[edit]

The station has one low-level side platform on the west side of the track.

P
Platform level
Street level Exit/entrance and station house
Side platform, doors will open on the left or right
Track 1 Adirondack toward New York City (Port Henry)
Adirondack toward Montreal (Port Kent)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Westport Amtrak-D&H Station (WSP); Great American Stations
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Westport Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Westport (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons