Greensboro (Amtrak station)

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GRO Amtrak Station Outside.JPG
Location 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
Owned by City of Greensboro
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Connections GTA, PART
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GRO
Opened 1927
Closed 1978
Rebuilt 2005
Passengers (2013) 139,869[1]Increase 3.7%
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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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