Amtrak’s Berlin, CT. Station Burns Down


A historic train station in Berlin was closed on Wednesday following an early morning fire.
According to officials, the fire began shortly before 4 a.m. on Wednesday.
The train station, located at 51 Depot Rd., was engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived. Roughly 50 firefighters responded. They said they had to deal with some significant flames and frigid temperatures during the fight.

The station, which was scheduled for renovation, has been closed since March and commuters who were using a platform outside to board trains.

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Old Station!

Amtrak said the station has been around since 1900. It appeared to have significant damage.
“I think the building might be a total loss,” Lewandowski said. “I think all that’s left now is the outside walls.”
A new station is being built across the tracks. It is unclear if the new station was damaged in any way.

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