Edmonds station in Edmonds, Washington, is an Amtrak and Sound Transit
passenger train station, with service extending to Oregon, British
Columbia, and the American Midwest. A brick building with modernist
elements, the station is adjacent to the Edmonds–Kingston ferry
terminal and a Community Transit bus station, west of the downtown area.
A single platform and a model railroad exhibit are south of the waiting
area. The building was opened by the Great Northern Railway in 1957,
replacing a 1910 depot. Great Northern merged into Burlington Northern
(later BNSF Railway) in 1970, and service to the station ceased when
Amtrak took over Burlington Northern's passenger trains in May 1971.
Service returned in July 1972 on what are now Amtrak's Cascades and
Empire Builder routes. Sound Transit began operating the Sounder North
Line to Edmonds station, between Everett and Seattle, on December 21,
2003, and rebuilt the station and transit center in 2011.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmonds_station_%28Washington%29>
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