Essex Junction Train Station Access & Circulation Study
The Essex Junction train station, located on Railroad Avenue, was constructed in 1958 for the Central Vermont Railroad and was once part of the major crossroads served by six railroads. The current facility is a single story contemporary building that is owned by New England Central Railroad and serves Amtrak passengers and also contains a cellular station and a backup dispatch facility for NECR. While the building is functional, it is utilitarian in design and the interior waiting area is likewise utilitarian.
The purpose of the Essex Junction Train Station project is to develop and evaluate possible upgrades to the train station building and the adjacent areas to accommodate the existing station uses, provide a safe and functional waiting area for train and bus riders, to improve traffic circulation in the surrounding area and to improve the aesthetics of the area. This project is a continuation of a Village initiative between residents, University of Vermont engineering students and volunteer architects and engineers to develop a schematic plan of a possible new station structure. This scoping study will advance the work previously completed and endorsed by the Village Trustees.
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Meeting # 3 – 7:00pm, January 26, 2016 | Essex Junction Village Offices, 2 Lincoln St., Essex Junction
The Village of Essex Junction and the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission are sponsoring a public meeting to review alternatives presented in October for improving the Amtrak train station area in Essex Junction.
Meeting # 2 – 6:30pm, October 27, 2015 | Essex Junction Village Offices, 2 Lincoln St., Essex Junction
The Village of Essex Jct. and the CCRPC are sponsoring a public alternatives meeting to present ideas for improving the Amtrak train station area in Essex Jct.
Meeting # 1 – 6:00pm, April 2, 2015 | Essex Junction Village Offices, 2 Lincoln St., Essex Junction
Local Concerns Meeting
For more information, please contact Christine Forde, CCRPC Senior Transportation Planner, at (802) 846-4490 x *13.