Burlington Amtrak: Overnight Storage Study

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Public Meeting & Site Evaluation Update: June 6, 2018, 6-8pm
Please join us on for an Open House and Presentation to hear an update on the site evaluation for a future servicing and storage location for the Amtrak Ethan Allen train which is currently scheduled to begin service to Burlington in 2021. June 6, 2018, 6-8pm, Burlington DPW Conference Room (645 Pine St., Burlington) | More details below »

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 2020.

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.

At the November 15th Burlington Public Works Commission, four alternative sites were presented. See below.

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Public Meeting & Site Evaluation Update: June 6, 2018, 6:00-8:00pm (6:00pm Open House; 6:30pm Presentation)
Burlington Department of Public Works Conference Room, 645 Pine Street, Burlington

Please join us on Wednesday, June 6th at 6:00pm for an Open House and Presentation beginning at 6:30 pm to hear an update on the site evaluation for a future servicing and storage location for the Amtrak Ethan Allen train which is currently scheduled to begin service to Burlington in 2021 or 2022. A steering committee consisting of representatives from the City of Burlington, the State of Vermont, the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, and project consultants VHB has been leading the evaluation. While Amtrak has technical and logistical requirements that need to be met, the steering committee has also considered important factors such as view, noise, property and right of way impacts.

Five sites in Burlington are currently being evaluated:

  • 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 Railyard
  • Flynn Ave, adjacent to the new City Market

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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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