- Everett Station
address=3201 Smith Avenue Everett,
line=Amtrak Services:Sound Transit Services:
parking=Yes; 500 spaces; free
Greyhound Lines, Northwestern Trailways, ST Express, Community Transit, Everett Transit, Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach, Skagit Transit
owned=City of Everett
services=The 64,000 square foot 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 Railwaytracks. The station and parking are owned by the City of Everett, while the platforms and track are owned by BNSF Railway. [cite web |title= Amtrak - Great American Stations |publisher= Amtrak|date= |url= http://www.greatamericanstations.com/stationinfo/wa-everett/ |format= |accessdate=2007-02-03]
This station is served by
Amtrakand Sound Transit.
Amtrakroutes 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.
Sound Transitoperates the Sounder commuter railservice on weekdays. The North Line originates at Everett Station and continues south, serving Edmonds and Seattle. Three trains depart from the station, heading southbound in the morning and returning northbound in the afternoon. As of 2005, an average of 656 riders rode the trains every weekday. [cite web |title=Everett-Seattle rail ridership more than double since June |publisher= [http://www.seattletimes.com Seattle Times] |month=January | year=2006 |url=http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2002717431_sounder03m.html |accessdate= 2007-09-04]
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 Linesand Northwestern Trailways.
Sound Transit, Island Transit, and
Skagit Transitprovide 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.
WIFT Bus Rapid Transit
SWIFT service, provided by
Community Transit, is projected to start in 2008. Everett Station will be the northern terminus of the SWIFT line.
Other Services and Facilities
In addition to transit services, Everett Transit also houses a small café, the Everett office of
Worksource Washingtonand University Center, home of the North Snohomish, Island and Skagit County Higher Education Consortium. This group is a partnership of eight Washington colleges and universities designed to provide courses to local students ranging from certificates through Master's degrees in various fields.
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 new 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 prior to 2002.
Notes and references
* [http://www.commtrans.org/ Community Transit website]
* [http://www.greatamericanstations.com/stationinfo/wa-everett/ Everett(EVR) Station, Great American Stations website]
* [http://www.everettwa.org/default.aspx?ID=290 Everett Transit website]
* [http://www.greyhound.com Greyhound Lines website]
* [http://www.northwesterntrailways.com/ Northwestern Trailways website]
* [http://www.trailways.com/ Trailways Transportation System website]
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