Burlington Amtrak: Overnight Storage Study

The CCRPC, City of Burlington, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) are collaborating on a study to identify an overnight storage and servicing location for the future Amtrak passenger train, in the greater Burlington area. The train service will be an extension north from Rutland of the Ethan Allen Express and is expected to start running in 2021 or 2022.

Consultant VHB has been hired to undertake the work which will identify potential locations and evaluate impacts and benefits related to rail operations, vehicle access to the train and other Amtrak needs. Also considered will be impacts to public and private rights-of-way, accessibility to area transportation facilities, permitting requirements, along with visual and noise issues. The study will also identify the necessary next steps in capital and operational improvements to facilitate the overnight storage of the train at the preferred location.

Two public meetings have been held to present findings from the analysis and collect comments from the public. Five sites in Burlington are currently under consideration:

  • Northern Urban Reserve, North of Dog Park
  • Urban Reserve, North of Waterfront Park
  • Burlington Waterfront Train Station between King and College Streets
  • Vermont Rail System’s Burlington RailyardFlynn Ave, adjacent to the new City Market
  • Flynn Ave, adjacent to the new City Market

The public meetings were held at the Burlington Public Works conference room on November 15, 2017 and July 6, 2018.  Documents from these meetings can be found below.

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For more information, please contact Peter Keating, CCRPC Senior Transportation Planner, at (802) 846-4490 x *14.
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