Greensboro (Amtrak station)

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Greensboro
GRO Amtrak Station Outside.JPG
Station statistics
Address 236 East Washington Street
Greensboro, NC
Coordinates 36°04′10″N 79°47′14″W / 36.0695°N 79.7871°W / 36.0695; -79.7871Coordinates: 36°04′10″N 79°47′14″W / 36.0695°N 79.7871°W / 36.0695; -79.7871
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Connections GTA, PART
Greyhound
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened 1927
Closed 1978
Rebuilt 2005
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GRO
Owned by City of Greensboro
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 139,869[1] Increase 3.7%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward New Orleans
Crescent
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
Piedmont
toward Raleigh

The Greensboro Amtrak Station, located in Greensboro, North Carolina, is served by three passenger trains, the Crescent, Carolinian and Piedmont. The street address is 236 East Washington Street, and is located in the heart of downtown Greensboro as part of the Galyon Transportation Center. Previously, the station was located at the main rail yard about two miles to the west of downtown.

Greensboro Station was originally built in 1927 as the Greensboro Southern Railway Depot. It was a replacement for an 1899 Southern Railway Depot that still exists today, albeit without the gabled-third story and cupola it had in the past. The 1927 depot was donated to the city in 1978, a year before the Southern Railroad finally gave up passenger service. Though efforts to return service to the old station date as far back as 1993, it wasn't reopened to the public until October 1, 2005.[2]

Designed by the New York architectural firm of Alfred T. Fellheimer & Steward Wagner, the 1927 Beaux-Arts facade features Ionic columns, a full entablature, and a three-story arched entry. Inside, the ticketing area features a vast mural displaying the service area of the Southern Railway system in the 1920s.[3]

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