Lawrence (Amtrak station)

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Lawrence
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Lawrence Amtrak Station (facing south), 2009
Station statistics
Address 413 East 7th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Coordinates 38°58′16″N 95°13′50″W / 38.9712°N 95.2305°W / 38.9712; -95.2305Coordinates: 38°58′16″N 95°13′50″W / 38.9712°N 95.2305°W / 38.9712; -95.2305
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened 1956
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code LRC
Owned by BNSF Railway
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 7,204[1] Increase 9%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
Main Line

The Lawrence Amtrak station is a train station near downtown Lawrence, Kansas, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. Lawrence Station was built in 1956 by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad to replace the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Station built in 1883 which was damaged by the 1951 flood. The Mid-Century Modern station has been declared eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

During 2011, more than $1.5 million in station improvements were carried out, including the construction of a new 500 feet (150 m) platform and repairs to the platform canopy, new lighting and improved access for persons with disabilities.[3] A ceremony was held on December 3 to mark the end of the project.[3]The City of Lawrence is expected to obtain ownership of the station in 2014, and has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to carry out a complete restoration of the structure. [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Kansas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 December 2013
  3. ^ a b "Amtrak marks completion of Kansas station improvements". Progressive Railroading. 6 December 2011. Archived from the original on 7 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/dec/21/city-still-working-agreement-take-over-ownership-s/

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