Clemson (Amtrak station)

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Clemson
Clemsonstation.jpg
Station building, built in 1916 and moved back from the right-of-way in 2001
Location Calhoun Memorial Highway and College Avenue
Clemson, SC
Coordinates 34°41′28″N 82°49′57″W / 34.6910°N 82.8325°W / 34.6910; -82.8325Coordinates: 34°41′28″N 82°49′57″W / 34.6910°N 82.8325°W / 34.6910; -82.8325
Owned by City of Clemson
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Clemson Area Transit
Construction
Parking Yes; free
Other information
Station code CSN
History
Opened 1916
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 5,597[1]Decrease 3.6%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward New Orleans
Crescent

The Clemson Amtrak Station, located in Clemson, South Carolina, is served by the Crescent passenger train. The station sits on the corner of Calhoun Memorial Highway and College Avenue, in the heart of downtown Clemson. The station was originally erected by the Southern Railway in 1916. In the early 1960s, R.C. Edwards, then Clemson University president, convinced D.W. Brosnan, president of the Southern at the time, to prefer Clemson over Seneca as the main station for the area. On January 31, 1979, the Southern discontinued passenger service, turning operations of the Crescent over to Amtrak. Clemson is situated on one of the nation's emerging high-speed rail corridors, known as the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor or SEHSR.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of South Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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