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Union Station, Utica

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The Boehlert Transportation Center at Union Station is a train station served by Amtrak and the Adirondack Railroad in Utica, New York. It is owned by Oneida County, and named for retired U.S. Rep. Sherwood Boehlert, R-New Hartford.

The station was built in the Italianate style and includes a rusticated granite first story with buff brick above. Symmetrically rectangular in plan, there are thirteen bays across the façade and fifteen on the side elevations. A brick parapet crowns the building; over the main entrance is a large clock flanked by eagle sculptures. The Utica station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
Inside is a restaurant and a barber shop, one of the few barber shops in a train station today. The 15,000-square-foot (1,400 m2) waiting room's 47-foot-high (14 m) vaulted ceiling is supported by 34 marble columns. The station's blueprints called for the importing of columns that originally adorned Grand Central Station in New York City. Twelve large benches are heated by steam pipes and vents incorporated into the benches themselves.

A total of eight Amtrak trains use the station daily: two trains (one eastbound, one westbound) on the Lake Shore Limited, four trains (two in each direction) on the Empire Service, and two trains (one in each direction) on the Maple Leaf. In addition, the Adirondack Railroad operates a heritage railway from Utica to Holland Patent, Remsen, and stations near Old Forge on a seasonal basis.
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  • Train-lovers and history buffs alike will feel the historical vibe of this cool and beautiful station. 
    Train-lovers and history buffs alike will feel the historical vibe of this cool and beautiful station.  more »
  • Utica Union Station (still a union station serving more than one passenger railroad) is a gem among Amtrak stations - inspiring, welcoming, clean, and full of services. One of the last train... 
    Utica Union Station (still a union station serving more than one passenger railroad) is a gem among Amtrak stations - inspiring, welcoming, clean, and full of services. One of the last train...  more »

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