Ashland, Kentucky (Amtrak station)

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Ashland
Amtrak Ashland, KY station.jpg
The Ashland Transportation Center and Amtrak station.
Station statistics
Address 99 15th Street
Ashland, Kentucky 41101
 United States
Coordinates 38°28′51″N 82°38′22″W / 38.48083°N 82.63944°W / 38.48083; -82.63944Coordinates: 38°28′51″N 82°38′22″W / 38.48083°N 82.63944°W / 38.48083; -82.63944
Line(s)
Connections Ashland Bus System
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code AKY
Owned by CSX Transportation & City of Ashland[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 3,007[2] Increase 0.3%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Cardinal

The Ashland Amtrak station is located in the Ashland Transportation Center, a former Chesapeake and Ohio Railway freight house originally built in the 1890s. Located at 99 15th Street, the facility is near downtown Ashland, Kentucky and a short distance from the original Chesapeake and Ohio Railway station (now a PNC Bank branch). The city purchased and restored the building in 1997 using more than $500,000 in federal funds obtained through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Enhancement Act of 1991.[1]

The station is operated in co-operation with Greyhound Lines and the Ashland Bus System. It has no Amtrak agent, with no station services. The station serves Amtrak's Cardinal, trains 50 & 51. The tracks at the station are currently owned by CSX Transportation.

Amtrak services to the area were formerly located in nearby Catlettsburg from 1974 until 1998, when the current facility was restored.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Great American Stations: Ashland, KY (AKY)". Amtrak. Retrieved 24 Aug 2013. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, Commonwealth of Kentucky" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "State hit by blast of cold temperatures". The Harlan Daily Enterprise. The Associated Press. 12 Mar 1998. Retrieved 24 Aug 2013. 

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