Bellows Falls station

Bellows Falls is an Amtrak intercity train station in Bellows Falls, Vermont, United States. The station also serves the headquarters of the Green Mountain Scenic Railroad, and provides tourist excursions to Chester Depot, Ludlow, Summit, and Rutland.

Greyhound, the national intercity bus service, also serves Bellows Falls from this station.[2] Local bus service to and from the train station is also provided by the Current's Bellows Falls-Rutland Connector (route 57), linking to Ludlow's Okemo Mountain Resort.[3]

R. R. Station, Bellows Falls, VT
The previous station in Bellows Falls, circa 1915

The current station, which is known as the Boston and Maine (B&M) depot for one of the railroads that used it, was constructed in 1923 when its predecessor was extensively damaged in a 1922 fire. In the past the station served Boston and Maine Railroad, Central Vermont Railway and Rutland Railroad trains.[4]

A scene of the 1999 movie The Cider House Rules was filmed there.[5]

Bellows Falls, VT
Bellows Falls Amtrak
The Bellows Falls station building.
Location54 Depot Street
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
Coordinates43°08′12″N 72°26′39″W / 43.136549°N 72.444260°WCoordinates: 43°08′12″N 72°26′39″W / 43.136549°N 72.444260°W
Line(s)New England Central Railroad
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsGreen Mountain Railroad
Other information
Station codeBLF
History
Opened1923
Traffic
Passengers (2017)4,752[1]Increase 4.6%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Vermonter
toward St. Albans

References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Vermont" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017.
  2. ^ Bellows Falls, VT, Greyhound Lines. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  3. ^ Bellows Falls to Rutland, Connecticut River Transit. Retrieved 2015-04-25.
  4. ^ "Bellows Falls, VT (BLF)". Great American Stations. Amtrak.
  5. ^ Irving, John (1999). My Movie Business. New York: Ballantine Books. p. 121. ISBN 978-0345441300.

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Bellows Falls, Vermont

Bellows Falls is an incorporated village located in the town of Rockingham in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The population was 3,165 at the 2000 census. Bellows Falls is home to the Green Mountain Railroad, a heritage railroad; the annual Roots on the River Festival; and the No Film Film Festival.

List of Central Vermont Railway stations

Central Vermont Railway stations and depots are any of the buildings that historically served as train stations of the Central Vermont Railway, including:

Amherst station (Massachusetts)

Bellows Falls station

Union Station (Brattleboro, Vermont)

Essex Junction station

Montpelier station (Vermont)

New London Union Station

Union Station (Palmer, Massachusetts)

Randolph station (Vermont)

St. Albans station (Vermont)

Waterbury station (Vermont)

White River Junction station

Windsor station (Vermont)

Former services
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
Montrealer
1972-1987, 1989-1995
toward Montreal

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