Hinton (Amtrak station)

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Hinton
Hinton West Virginia train station north.JPG
Station statistics
Address Maple Avenue at Second Avenue
Hinton, WV 25951
Coordinates 37°40′29″N 80°53′32″W / 37.67472°N 80.89222°W / 37.67472; -80.89222Coordinates: 37°40′29″N 80°53′32″W / 37.67472°N 80.89222°W / 37.67472; -80.89222
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Other information
Station code HIN
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 8,897[1] Increase 1.8%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Cardinal

Hinton is an Amtrak station in Hinton, West Virginia, served by the Cardinal. The station is a former Chesapeake and Ohio Railway depot, and is located in the Hinton Historic District. Constructed in 1905, the brick building includes wood canopies supported by heavy brackets featuring a wood-fan pattern trim.

A December, 2007, fire damaged the building, but it reopened a short time later following repairs. The depot is currently undergoing a $1.5 million series of phased repairs and renovations. Work in the early phases included installation of a new slate roof, re-pointing of the brickwork and repairs to the windows and decorative woodwork. A new concrete platform with tactile edging was also installed. [2]

Due to a bend in the adjacent New River, eastbound trains actually head southwest when passing the station (and vice versa).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of West Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Hinton, WV Station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

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