Durham, North Carolina (Amtrak station)

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Durham
Durham Amtrak Station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 601 West Main Street, Suite 103
Durham, NC
Coordinates 35°59′53″N 78°54′22″W / 35.998094°N 78.90606°W / 35.998094; -78.90606Coordinates: 35°59′53″N 78°54′22″W / 35.998094°N 78.90606°W / 35.998094; -78.90606
Line(s)
Connections DATA
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Yes; free
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened 2009 (Amtrak)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code DNC
Owned by City of Durham
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 83,232[1] Increase 5%
Services
Bikes on Boardavailable for Piedmont
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
Piedmont
toward Raleigh

The Durham Amtrak Station, located in Durham, North Carolina is served by two passenger trains, the Carolinian and Piedmont. The street address is 601 West Main Street and is located in West Village in downtown Durham. The station is open from 6:30am to 9:00pm daily. There is free, unattended parking at the station.

The station is located in the Walker Warehouse building of the former Liggett and Myers complex. It opened on July 8, 2009.[2] The historic warehouse is a brick structure erected in 1897 by the American Tobacco Company trust. Included in the Bright Leaf National Register Historic District, the building is marked by impressive decorative brickwork such as corbeled pendants and mousetoothing at the cornice and parapet. The station was a joint venture of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the city of Durham. The former entered into an agreement with developer Blue Devil Partners to lease and up-fit one third of the Walker Warehouse, while the city was responsible for 25 percent of the lease costs.[3]

Routes[edit]

Bus Connections[edit]

(At Durham Station Transportation Center)

DATA: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16
Triangle Transit: 400, 405, 700, DRX.

View of Durham Station with the former L&M Factory in the background.
Durham Amtrak station seen from above.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ News & Observer 7/9/2009
  3. ^ "Durham Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 

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