Longview (Amtrak station)

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Longview
Longview Texas Amtrak station 2.jpg
A baggage cart outside Longview in 2008.
Station statistics
Address 905 Pacific Avenue
Longview, TX 75602
Coordinates 33°29′39″N 94°43′42″W / 33.494052°N 94.72833°W / 33.494052; -94.72833Coordinates: 33°29′39″N 94°43′42″W / 33.494052°N 94.72833°W / 33.494052; -94.72833
Line(s)
Connections Thruway Motorcoach
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1940
Station code LVW
Owned by Union Pacific Railroad
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 41,305[1] Decrease 16%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago

The Longview Amtrak station is a train station in Longview, Texas, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. It was originally built by the Texas and Pacific Railway.

Longview station also serves as the train-bus transfer point for passengers destined to two Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach routes. One route provides Texas Eagle connecting service to Nacogdoches, Houston and Galveston, Texas, while the other route provides connecting service nonstop between Longview and Shreveport, Louisiana.

Opened in 1940, the red brick depot replaced an 1874 structure. Its Colonial Revival style, quite popular in the early 20th century, includes stylized quoins, brick cornice and grey stone trim used to highlight the coping, keystones and lintels. In early 2013, the city broke ground on a $2.2 million project to transform the depot into a multimodal transportation center. During the renovation, workers installed new dormers and the open-air waiting room was recreated. The project was largely funded through a Transportation Enhancement grant from the Federal Highway Administration, matched by city funds.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Longview, Texas". Great American Stations. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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