Norfolk (Amtrak station)

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Norfolk
NorfolkAmtrakStation.jpg
Norfolk Amtrak Station
Station statistics
Address 280 Park Avenue
Norfolk, VA 23510
Line(s)
Connections Railway line Tide light rail, Harbor Park station
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Yes
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened December 2, 2013
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code NFK
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 41,843[1] Increase 6.8%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus Northeast Regional

The Norfolk Amtrak station is located at 280 Park Avenue in downtown Norfolk, Virginia.[2] It is the terminus of a branch of the Northeast Regional service which begins in Boston. Service began on December 12, 2012.[3] This station returned intercity passenger rail service to Norfolk proper for the first time since 1977 when the Mountaineer ended.

The $3.75 million brick and glass depot, financed by the city, opened on December 2, 2013. It was designed by architects and engineers with the Michael Baker Corporation and includes a soaring three story tower. Prior to the depot's completion, passengers only used the concrete platform. [4]

The station is adjacent to the Harbor Park baseball stadium along the Elizabeth River on the eastern edge of downtown. The Tide light rail system has an adjacent station at Harbor Park, allowing for connections from Amtrak to the light rail service.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.norfolk.gov/pdf/Norfolk_Amtrak_Station_Fact_Sheet_11_12.pdf
  3. ^ "Amtrak rolls out ticket prices for Norfolk". Norfolk Virginian-Pilot. 30 August 2012. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Norfolk, VA Station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 36°50′36″N 76°16′33″W / 36.8433°N 76.2759°W / 36.8433; -76.2759