Greenfield station opened on December 29, 2014 restoring train service to the town for the first time in 47 years. The Vermonter began stopping the day it was rerouted to the improved Knowledge Corridor on Pan Am Southern from its old route via the New England Central Railway via Palmer and Amherst. Trains currently use a temporary wooden high-level 60 foot long platform, with a bare wood canopy and stairs and a ramp up to it. A permanent longer platform is under construction. The platform has one MBTA style sign that's blue with all caps white text above a white line hanging from the wooden canopy. The platform is located a few steps outside and directly connected to the modern John W. Olver Transit Center that opened on May 7, 2012. This provides an enclosed waiting area and restrooms for passengers.
Photos 1-10 were taken on 29 December, 2014, Inoguration Day
Onlookers outside the Transit Center await the arrival of the first train to stop in Greenfield in 47 years
About to quickly step off the first Vermonter and train to stop in Greenfield in 47 years
The Amtrak conductor's hat and Greenfield platform sign of the first train to stop in 47 years
Beams of the original and temporary wooden platform has a full length low-level with a similar mini-high platform is under construction
Crowds in the bus loop outside the small platform
The Greenfield, MBTA-style except a blue line sign
The crowd outside the modern Greenfield Transportation Center Amtrak now serves
Today's first Vermonter has ex-Metroliner Cab Car #9646 and a P42 Locomotive bringing up the rear
The crowd on the platform in Greenfield for the inaugural Vermonter
The rear of the Vermonter is stopped in Greenfield for the first time, the front 4 Amfleet I cars, with the cafe car and business class in the very front
Last Updated: 29 December, 2014
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