Culpeper (Amtrak station)

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Culpeper
Amtrak Station in Culpeper VA.jpg
Station statistics
Address 109 South Commerce Street
Culpeper, VA
Coordinates 38°28′20″N 77°59′36″W / 38.4723°N 77.9933°W / 38.4723; -77.9933Coordinates: 38°28′20″N 77°59′36″W / 38.4723°N 77.9933°W / 38.4723; -77.9933
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code CLP
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 13,677[1] Increase 8.5%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Cardinal
toward New Orleans
Crescent
toward Lynchburg
Northeast Regional

Culpeper is an Amtrak train station in Culpeper, Virginia. It was originally built by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad in 1904, replacing an 1874 station house which itself replaced two stations originally built by the Orange and Alexandria Railroad. The station is currently served by both the Cardinal and Crescent routes, along with two daily Northeast Regional trains to and from Lynchburg.[2]

When then-owner Norfolk Southern Railway tried to demolish a portion of the depot in 1985, a citizens' committee formed to save the building. In 1995, the town successfully prepared a $700,000 renovation grant under the Virginia Department of Transportation Enhancement Program. Three years later, Norfolk Southern sold the depot to the town, and in 2000 the renovated building opened to the public. Additional work to the freight section was completed in 2003.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Virginia announces new Northeast Regional service". 
  3. ^ "Culpeper, VA station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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