Longview (Amtrak station)

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For the station in Washington, see Kelso Multimodal Transportation Center.
Longview
Longview Texas Amtrak station 2.jpg
A baggage cart outside Longview in 2008.
Location 905 Pacific Avenue
Longview, TX 75602
Coordinates 32°29′39″N 94°43′40″W / 32.494144°N 94.727680°W / 32.494144; -94.727680Coordinates: 32°29′39″N 94°43′40″W / 32.494144°N 94.727680°W / 32.494144; -94.727680
Owned by Union Pacific Railroad
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Thruway Motorcoach
Other information
Station code LVW
History
Opened 1940
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 38,365[1]Decrease 7.1%
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. It was originally built by the Texas & 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; the other route provides connecting nonstop service between Longview and Shreveport, Louisiana.

Opened in 1940, the red brick depot replaced an 1874 structure. Its Colonial Revival style, 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, FY2014, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Longview, Texas". Great American Stations. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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