Spartanburg (Amtrak station)

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Spartanburg
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Station statistics
Address 290 Magnolia Street
Spartanburg, SC
Coordinates 34°57′13″N 81°56′15″W / 34.9535°N 81.9375°W / 34.9535; -81.9375Coordinates: 34°57′13″N 81°56′15″W / 34.9535°N 81.9375°W / 34.9535; -81.9375
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes; free
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1904
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code SPB
Owned by City of Spartanburg
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 4,545[1] Increase 2.1%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward New Orleans
Crescent

The Spartanburg Amtrak Station, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, is served by the Crescent passenger train. The street address is 290 Magnolia Street. The station is within walking distance of Wofford College, the Spartanburg County government administration building, and the Donald S. Russell Federal Building, which includes the federal courthouse for the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.

Spartanburg Station was originally a Union Station built in 1904 by the Southern Railway, and also served the Clinchfield Railroad and the Charleston & Western Carolina Railway. In recent years, the station was slowly dismantled, and in 1996 was damaged in a fire. One week after the fire, a teenaged boy launched a crusade to save the station through letters, editorials and meetings with local politicians. The station was eventually restored, and today also serves double duty as the Spartanburg Convention Center and Visitors Bureau.[2]

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