Elyria (Amtrak station)

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Elyria
Elyria Ohio Amtrak station.jpeg
Station statistics
Address 410 East River Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035
Coordinates 41°22′12″N 82°05′48″W / 41.3701°N 82.0968°W / 41.3701; -82.0968Coordinates: 41°22′12″N 82°05′48″W / 41.3701°N 82.0968°W / 41.3701; -82.0968
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Parking Yes; free
Baggage check No
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code ELY
Owned by Amtrak
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 6,548[1] Increase 2.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited
Lake Shore Limited

The Elyria Amtrak station is an Amtrak station in Elyria, Ohio. Located at 410 East River Road, the building is two trailers bolted together. This was the original Amtrak Cleveland Lakefront Station, moved to Elyria in 1976 when the present Cleveland Lakefront Amtrak Station was finished.

Elyria is served by the Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited routes, both of which pass through Elyria in the middle of the night.[2][3]

The former New York Central Station is in downtown Elyria. It was built in 1925 as a replacement for a former Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway depot, and has been purchased by the Lorain County government for use as a transportation center. The building had been used for many years as a beauty school since it was sold by Conrail. The county hopes to use the building again for Amtrak trains.[4] On August 1st, 2013 it was announced that Amtrak has offered to pay 2.9 million dollars towards the project in hopes of relocating its passenger service there.[5]

On October 25, 2013, the station building caught fire, causing an estimated $25,000 in damage and closing the station building indefinitely, with passenger access limited to the platform.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Ohio" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Amtrak (October 26, 2009). "Lake Shore Limited". Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  3. ^ Amtrak (October 26, 2009). "Capitol Limited". Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  4. ^ Amtrak (November 2008). "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2008: State of Ohio". Retrieved 2009-12-27. 
  5. ^ http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2013/08/01/amtrak-on-board-with-station-relocation/
  6. ^ "Train stops to continue despite Amtrak station fire - See more at: http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2013/10/26/train-stops-to-continue-despite-amtrak-station-fire/#sthash.sr1k9PSP.dpuf". Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. October 26, 2013. Archived from the original on October 28, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 

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