Manassas (Amtrak station)

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Manassas
Amtrak station
VREX commuter rail station
Cardinal arriving in Manassas.jpg
The Cardinal arrives at Manassas.
Location 9500 West Street
Manassas, VA[1]
Coordinates 38°45′00″N 77°28′22″W / 38.7501°N 77.4728°W / 38.7501; -77.4728Coordinates: 38°45′00″N 77°28′22″W / 38.7501°N 77.4728°W / 38.7501; -77.4728
Owned by City of Manassas
Line(s) Amtrak: VRE:
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections PRTC
Construction
Bicycle facilities Yes: Bicycle Racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code MSS
Fare zone 6 (VRE)
History
Opened 1914
Rebuilt 1997
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 29,070[2]Increase 22% (Amtrak)
Services
Ticket Vending machines(VRE)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Cardinal
toward New Orleans
Crescent
toward Lynchburg
Northeast Regional
Virginia Railway Express
Terminus
Manassas Line
  Proposed service  
Preceding station   Transdominion Express   Following station
toward Bristol
Washington-Bristol Line
Preceding station   Virginia Railway Express   Following station
toward Haymarket
Haymarket Line

The Manassas (Amtrak station) is located at 9431 West Street in Manassas, Virginia. It was originally built by the Southern Railway in 1914[1] and today serves as the penultimate station along the Virginia Railway Express Manassas Line, as well as a stop on three Amtrak trains.

The city bought the depot from Norfolk Southern Railway in the 1990s and renovated it under the direction of The Manassas Museum System. Workers restored the original 1914 paint colors, repointed brick, laid new plaster, overhauled mechanical systems and installed reproductions of original doors and light fixtures. A tile roof similar to the original was also installed. The $575,000 project was completed in 1997. Today the depot has a waiting room and also houses a tourist information center and the James & Marion Payne Memorial Railroad Exhibition Gallery. [3]

Station in pop culture[edit]

The cover of the Manassas double album, released in 1972 by the Chris Hillman and Stephen Stills band of the same name, showed the musicians standing on the north end of the then-Southern Railway depot.

Routes[edit]

Bus connections[edit]

PRTC

  • Manassas Metro Direct
  • OmniLink Manassas

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MANASSAS VIRGINIA (MSS)". TrainWeb. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Manassas, VA station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Amtrak Virginia announces new Northeast Regional service". 

External links[edit]

A VRE train enters the station, lead by an EMD GP40.