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The 64,000-square-foot (5,900 m 2) Everett Station, built at a cost of US$44 million, is the main transit hub for the city of Everett, Washington, USA. It is located next to the BNSF Railway tracks. The station and parking are owned by the City of Everett, while the platforms and track are owned by BNSF Railway.
This station is served by Amtrak and Sound Transit.
Two Amtrak routes currently serve Everett Station: Amtrak's Empire Builder service, which travels between Chicago and Seattle; and the Amtrak Cascades service, which provides service between Vancouver, B.C. and Eugene, Oregon. Everett Station is the final station north of Seattle served by both lines; the Empire Builder heading east toward the Cascades after leaving this station. The Amtrak Cascades continues north. Of the eighteen Washington stations served by Amtrak, Everett was the seventh busiest in FY10, boarding or detraining an average of about 125 passengers daily.
Sound Transit operates the Sounder commuter rail service on weekdays. The North Line originates at Everett Station and continues south, serving Edmonds, Mukilteo, and Seattle. Four trains depart from the station, heading southbound in the morning and returning northbound in the afternoon.
Everett Station is served by both intercity bus services and local transit systems via a bus terminal located at the south end of the station.
Intercity bus services are provided by Greyhound Lines and Northwestern Trailways.
Community Transit and Everett Transit provide local route service to Everett Station. Community Transit serves Snohomish County while Everett Transit serves Everett proper. Sound Transit, Island Transit, and Skagit Transit provide commuter service to Everett Station. Skagit Transit provides bus service to Mount Vernon and Burlington in Skagit County, Island Transit provides service to Stanwood and Camano Island, and Sound Transit provides commuter service to various destinations in King County.
SWIFT Bus Rapid Transit
SWIFT is a bus rapid transit service operated by Community Transit between Everett Station Transit Center and Aurora Village Transit Center in Shoreline, primarily along Highway 99 (Pacific Highway). Swift was inaugurated on November 29, 2009 and Everett Station is the northern terminus of the line.
Other Services and Facilities
In addition to transit services, Everett Transit also houses a small café and the Everett office of Worksource Washington. Everett Transit also has a banquet/civic facility called the Weyerhauser Room which can be rented out for functions and events. It is located on the top floor of the station. The station's permanent art collection includes a set of murals by Kenneth Callahan (1905”“1986). These murals had previously been in storage since they were donated by Weyerhaeuser to the city of Everett in 1974.
The newest Everett Station is located near Interstate 5, just south of the Riverside neighborhood and Pacific Avenue on Smith Avenue. It is on the opposite side of town from the old Everett Station, which was used from 1900 until 2002. Old Everett Station today The nearby former Milwaukee Road station Interior view of main hall
Notes and references
^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010 . http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/factsheets/WASHINGTON10.pdf . Retrieved 2011-01-06. ^ "Amtrak - Great American Stations". Amtrak . http://www.greatamericanstations.com/Stations/EVR/Station_view . Retrieved 2008-11-19. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010 . http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/factsheets/WASHINGTON10.pdf . Retrieved 2011-01-06. ^ "Swift Bus Rapid Transit to Fly on Nov. 29". Community Transit. November 2009 . http://www.commtrans.org/News/New.cfm?id=1354l . Retrieved 2009-12-10. ^ Kit Oldham, Everett Station opens on February 4, 2002, HistoryLink, March 29, 2008. Accessed online 2009-11-15.