When Amtrak arrives, trains will be stored in Burlington rail yard
Sarah Asch, VTDigger
BURLINGTON — Amtrak trains will be stored and serviced overnight in a rail yard south of the busy downtown waterfront under a state Agency of Transportation plan. Click here to read the entire article at VTDigger.com
Amtrak Trains Will Be Kept in the Rail Yard in Burlington
Molly Walsh, Seven Days
A controversial plan to park Amtrak passenger trains overnight in a busy section of Burlington's waterfront has been derailed. Click here to read the entire article at SevenDaysVT.com.
VTrans reveals site to park Amtrak Burlington train
C.B. Hall, Vermont Business Magazine
The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) announced in a March 12 press release that the Amtrak train that will begin serving Burlington in late 2021 will be kept overnight at the Vermont Rail System (VRS) railyard .... Click here to read the entire article at VermontBiz.com.
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Rail Advisory Council supports Intervale site for Amtrak storage
by C.B. Hall, Vermont Business Magazine
"The statutory Vermont Rail Advisory Council (VRAC) voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday night in Barre in favor of a site near Burlington's McNeil Generating Station as the best place for overnight storage of the Amtrak train that is scheduled to begin serving the Queen City in late 2021". Click to read …
Where Burlington's long-awaited train terminal may be built
By Calvin Cutler, WCAX
"Bringing passenger rail back to Burlington-- we've told you it's in the works. But there is been an ongoing dispute about where to put the trains". Read the full story from WCAX here.
In the Amtrak controversy, Intervale emerges as option
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‘Development is my thing': Melinda Moulton and Main Street Landing
Joyce Marcel, Vermont Business Magazine
The City of Burlington is defined by its waterfront, and its waterfront is defined by the work of Melinda Moulton.
Moulton has restored, built or rebuilt some of the waterfront’s most iconic structures, including a stunning restoration of the 1916 Union Station at the foot of Main Street. All the while, she has been proving that you can do well by doing good — really.
Runaway Train? Burlington Has Little Say in Waterfront Railroad Plans
COURTNEY LAMDIN, Seven Days
"Half a dozen people took turns on November 4 telling the Burlington City Council that the city is being railroaded — literally." Read the rest of the story here at SevenDaysVT.com.
What Happened to the 'Diving Bell' in Burlington's Union Station?
Ken Picard, Seven Days
Train Ball sculpture by Lars Fisk moved to new home at Main Street Landing's Lake & College Building
""Train Ball" is now parked at its new home — on a circular track with railroad ties — in the first-floor lobby of the Lake & College building..." Click here to read the article from Seven Days!
Amtrak train storage issue heats up
Read the rest of the article from Vermont Business Magazine here. The controversy over where to store an Amtrak train overnight in Burlington has intensified in the wake of assertions that a study on the subject served only to provide cover for a predetermined decision that Burlington Union …
Controversy Over Amtrak Service Coming To Burlington
Amtrak is set to begin service from Burlington, VT to New York City come 2020 or 2021, but the location of where Amtrak plans to park trains overnight in Burlington remains a key issue.
Read the full article: "When Amtrak comes to Burlington, where will it park?" via Vermont Biz