Malvern (Amtrak station)

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This article is about the Amtrak station in Arkansas. For the SEPTA station on the Amtrak Keystone Corridor, see Malvern (SEPTA station).
Malvern
Malvern Arkansas Amtrak station.jpeg
Station statistics
Address 200 East First Street
Malvern, AR 72104
Coordinates 34°21′56″N 92°48′49″W / 34.3656°N 92.8137°W / 34.3656; -92.8137
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1916
Station code MVN
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 2,101[1] Decrease 0.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago
Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot-Malvern
Malvern (Amtrak station) is located in Arkansas
Malvern (Amtrak station)
Location Malvern, Arkansas, USA
Coordinates 34°21′56″N 92°48′49″W / 34.36556°N 92.81361°W / 34.36556; -92.81361Coordinates: 34°21′56″N 92°48′49″W / 34.36556°N 92.81361°W / 34.36556; -92.81361
Architect Missouri Pacific Railroad
MPS Historic Railroad Depots of Arkansas MPS
NRHP Reference # 92000615
Added to NRHP June 11, 1992

The Malvern (Amtrak station) is located at 200 E. First Street in Malvern, Arkansas, in the former Missouri Pacific Railroad station. This 24-foot by 82-foot red brick depot was originally constructed in 1916. Malvern is served by one daily passenger train in each direction, Amtrak's Texas Eagle. Malvern Amtrak station is unstaffed, and trains stop at Malvern on a flag stop basis. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

From 1876-1901, Malvern was the only junction point for rail passengers desiring to travel to Hot Springs National Park. Passengers arriving on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern, a predecessor of Missouri Pacific Railroad, would transfer at Malvern to the trains of the Hot Springs Railroad. The former roundhouse of the Hot Springs Railroad is located across the track from the Malvern Amtrak station.

Malvern is the closest Amtrak station for Hot Springs National Park, but it is now necessary to travel by automobile over the 20 miles between the two points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Arkansas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 

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