Waterloo Amtrak Shelter

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Re: Waterloo Amtrak Shelter

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Construction around the area is now completed.

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Re: Waterloo Amtrak Shelter

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It looks nice. It was supposed to have be opened last week. Although, in my honest opinion, I feel it would be better served if the platform is eventually re-located to where the station has been re-located.

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Re: Waterloo Amtrak Shelter

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The finishing touches are being done to the Amtrak Depot in Waterloo.. long due !
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Re: Waterloo Amtrak Shelter

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Okay that is going to be the bomb for trainwatching.

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Re: Waterloo Amtrak Shelter

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TrainWatcher wrote:It looks nice. It was supposed to have be opened last week. Although, in my honest opinion, I feel it would be better served if the platform is eventually re-located to where the station has been re-located.
Not disagreeing with you but that location was on railroad property, nor was there enough suitable land around the former site. Actually would had been nice had they taken the former depot to the other side of the tracks where the former lumber yard was located. that site is at grade with the tracks and there was plenty real estate. However the site it is at it a good use of property and if the wait is long there is a playground across the street !

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Re: Waterloo Amtrak Shelter

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Notch 8 wrote:
TrainWatcher wrote:It looks nice. It was supposed to have be opened last week. Although, in my honest opinion, I feel it would be better served if the platform is eventually re-located to where the station has been re-located.
Not disagreeing with you but that location was on railroad property, nor was there enough suitable land around the former site. Actually would had been nice had they taken the former depot to the other side of the tracks where the former lumber yard was located. that site is at grade with the tracks and there was plenty real estate. However the site it is at it a good use of property and if the wait is long there is a playground across the street !
It probably has to do with the set-up of the interlocking and crossovers for 1-2 track on the West end of the platform, and the 2-1 track crossover right where the depot was re-located. Looking at current Google Maps of the site, there just wasn't a good spot to relocate it. Even on the south side, with the way the crossovers are it would've been a pain. It would probably have been needed to have been moved east of Wayne Street to be any help on the southside. Fun fact: On the NYC, the only Amtrak served station located on the south side (not serviced by 2 platforms) is Elyria.

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Re: Waterloo Amtrak Shelter

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I stopped by Waterloo this afternoon ... station opens one hour before the train but the walkway on the south side of the building is open.

The parking between the building and the Amtrak shelter has been blocked off with a fence. The parking immediately west of the shelter has a curb to bounce over and posted no parking signs (yet has several cars there). Further west the curb is at pavement height so there is no bounce.

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Re: Waterloo Amtrak Shelter

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Waterloo officially opened yesterday. There is a caretaker there that handles the passengers in and out for the 4 trains.

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