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Home > Archives > Assistant conductor helping passengers board the Vermonter, 2015.

Assistant conductor helping passengers board the Vermonter, 2015.

Color digital image showing an assistant conductor helping passengers board the Vermonter (Washington-St. Albans, Vt.) at Hartford, Conn.; image dates to September 2015.

Assistant conductor helping passengers board the <i>Vermonter</i>, 2015.

The conductor and assistant conductor are responsible for the safe movement and operation of the train, the collection and protection of Amtrak ticket revenue, the conduct of the operating and on-board service crews, the boarding and detraining of passengers and the assignment of passenger accommodations.

Completed in 1889, Hartford Union Station acts as downtown’s western boundary and is the visual transition point between the central business district and the residential neighborhood of Asylum Hill. Amtrak trains and intercity and regional buses do not occupy space in the historic station, which was renovated in the mid-1980s to accommodate retail and office use. Instead, they operate out of an addition that was constructed immediately west of the building underneath the viaduct that carries the tracks through downtown.

The Vermonter is financed primarily through funds made available by the Vermont Agency of Transportation, the Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Photographer: Chuck Gomez for Amtrak. From the Amtrak Corporate Collection.