List of Ohio train stations

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Amtrak offers three passenger train routes through Ohio, serving the major cities of Toledo, Cleveland, and Cincinnati.[1]

The major cities of Columbus, Akron and Dayton do not have Amtrak service. Columbus is the third-largest metropolitan area in the U.S. without passenger rail service after Phoenix and Las Vegas. Dayton (which lost service in 1979) and Akron (which lost service in 2005) are the eleventh and twelfth.[2]

Of the cities in Ohio, only Greater Cleveland has rail mass transit, with rail stations within or "across the road" from the following communities:[3]

Cleveland had a subway line crossing the Cuyahoga River on the lower-deck of Detroit-Superior Bridge traveling between Ohio City (near Detroit and West 25th. St.) and downtown Cleveland. Currently, it is open only for historical walking tours.[4] Cleveland also had a much larger, electric-powered light-rail streetcar system of rail coaches and overhead lines, which were replaced by diesel-powered city transit buses.

Cincinnati once started construction of a subway, but work was abandoned during the Great Depression. Cincinnati has had efforts in the 21st century to revive train service with plans to extend train service from the Cincinnati Airport (CVG) in Kentucky to downtown Cincinnati, to Kings Island. However, funding for this project has not been found.[5]

There are also several passenger railroad lines and train stations in Ohio which offer scenic train rides.

Amtrak service[edit]

Cincinnati Union Terminal.

Cardinal (Chicago – Cincinnati – Washington DC – New York)[edit]

The Cardinal enters Ohio near College Corner, travels through Hamilton, and stops at Cincinnati Union Terminal. Most of the Union Terminal has now been turned into the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal, with the Amtrak train station located in the same building. After leaving Cincinnati, the train crosses into Kentucky, where it follows the Ohio River on the southern border of Ohio to Ashland, Kentucky.

Capitol Limited (Chicago – Cleveland – Pittsburgh – Washington DC)[edit]

Cleveland Union Terminal concourse in 1987.

Lake Shore Limited (Chicago – Cleveland – Albany – Boston/New York City)[edit]

Rail mass transit[edit]

Cleveland, Ohio has two standard gauge RTA Rapid Transit rail systems, one for heavy-rail and one for three light-rail lines:[3]

Heavy rail stations[edit]

Shared stations[edit]

Light-rail stations[edit]

Scenic trains[edit]

  • Jefferson
  • Byesville Station
  • N Cabin (C&M Crossing)
  • Bedford Depot
  • Rockside Station
  • Canal Visitor Center
  • Brecksville Station
  • Boston Mill Station
  • Peninsula Depot
  • Indigo Lake
  • Botzum (Indian Mound) Station
  • Akron Northside Station
  • Howe Meadow
  • Canton Lincoln Highway Station
  • Nelsonville Depot
  • Haydenville
  • Robbins Crossing
  • Logan
  • Lebanon Station
  • Southwest Golf Ranch
  • Schappacher Farms
  • Minerva
  • Waterville Station
  • Zanesville & Western Scenic Railroad – Fultonham, Ohio (former Buckeye Central Scenic Railroad & Glass Rock Line)[15]

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