Longview (Amtrak station)
A baggage cart outside Longview in 2008.
|Address||905 Pacific Avenue
Longview, TX 75602
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Owned by||Union Pacific Railroad|
|Passengers (2013)||41,305 16%|
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.
- Media related to Longview (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak Texas Eagle Stations - Longview, TX
- Amtrak – Stations – Longview, TX
- Longview, Texas (LVW); Great American Stations
- Longview Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
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