Martinsburg (Amtrak station)
MARC commuter rail station
The Martinsburg station, facing the overhead walkway to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad roundhouse as seen from the concrete platform in July 2012.
|Address||229 East Martin Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2013)||9,331 8% (Amtrak)|
Caperton Station Hotel
|Location||229 East Martin Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
|Part of||Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District (#80004415)|
|Added to NRHP||December 10, 1980|
Martinsburg Station is a railway station in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States, served by Amtrak and MARC. The station also included the historic Baltimore and Ohio Railroad roundhouse, and Martinsburg Shops.
Located on the mainline of CSX, Martinsburg Station sits among the city's many cultural and historic destinations. The station is a restored 1848-1876 railroad hotel and its sympathetic modern train station addition at 229 East Martin Street in Martinsburg. It is also a contributing property to the Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District.
The station has seen many events historic to Berkeley County and the nation. In 1863, the hotel witnessed the destruction of the B&O Roundhouses and shops by General Stonewall Jackson and was also the site of the first national labor strike.
Martinsburg Station is the portal to the state's first Civil War Trail (the Antietam Campaign) and the Gettysburg Campaign: General Robert E. Lee's army retreated through Martinsburg two blocks west following the "high-water mark of the Confederacy."
PanTran Blue, Red, and Green bus routes originate and terminate at the station. Blue and Red routes stop there approximately once every hour and half, running between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and roughly between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays (see route schedules for details). The Green Route provides a shuttle service between the station and Shepherd University during weekday rush hours while the university is in session.
- Daily MARC Inbound Boardings: 183
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of West Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
- Historic American Engineering Record (1970). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Martinsburg Station & Hotel, Martin Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/wv0054/ Martinsburg Station & Hotel, Martin Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV. Retrieved 2015-01-10. Missing or empty
- Media related to Martinsburg (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Martinsburg, WV
- Martinsburg Amtrak-MARC Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
- Martinsburg, WV (MRB) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. WV-17, "Martinsburg Station & Hotel, Martin Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV", 1 photo, 1 photo caption page