Burlington Amtrak: Overnight Storage Study

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For information regarding the CCRPC Burlington Amtrak Overnight Storage Study completed in June 2019, please see below.

The Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission (CCRPC), the City of Burlington, and the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) collaborated on this study to evaluate potential overnight storage and servicing locations in Burlington for the planned arrival of the Amtrak Ethan Allen Express passenger train in 2021 or 2022. The Amtrak train’s storage and servicing location might change in the future depending on potential upgrades to the Burlington to Essex line that could facilitate the travel of the Ethan Allen Express to Essex Junction and beyond. This study identifies potential locations and evaluates each location based on the costs, impacts to existing rail operations, noise and visual impacts, impacts to public and private right-of-way, and other issues. Ultimately, this study will be used by VTrans to make the final selection on the preferred servicing and storage site for the Amtrak train, taking into consideration the results of the technical evaluation and public input received over the course of this study. For all previous project and meeting information, please visit the public process archive.

Final report



For questions regarding the information in the Final Report, please contact Eleni Churchill, CCRPC Transportation Program Manager, at (802) 861-0117.

For questions and comments regarding current status, final site decision, design and implementation, please contact Daniel Delabruere, VTrans Rail & Aviation Bureau Director.