Selma–Smithfield (Amtrak station)
Freight train heads north in front of Selma's historic Amtrak Station
|Address||500 East Railroad Street
|Platforms||3 side platforms (2 used)|
|Passengers (2013)||13,222 1.2%|
Selma Union Depot
Plaques for Selma Union Depot's NRHP status and 2002 restoration.
|Location||E. Railroad St., Selma, North Carolina|
|Area||less than one acre|
|MPS||Selma, North Carolina MRA|
|NRHP Reference #||82003482|
|Added to NRHP||June 24, 1982|
The Selma–Smithfield Amtrak Station, located in Selma, North Carolina, was previously known as the Selma Union Depot and is served by two Amtrak passenger trains, the Palmetto and the Carolinian. The street address is 500 East Railroad Street, and is located in the heart of historic downtown Selma. The station was originally built in 1924 by the Atlantic Coast Line and Southern Railroads, and added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 24, 1982. Amtrak service to Selma began on October 31, 1982, when the Palmetto began stopping there.
The old freight house is located to the west of the station on Railroad Street and South Webb Avenue. A maintenance shed is located to the north. Two tracks exist along the east side of the station, another one exists along the south side, and the fourth is a section of curved track behind the station that connects two of the tracks. Three platforms exist at the station, one of which is along the curved track. A parking space exclusively for the handicapped can be found between the curve and the station house.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.
- Thomas A. Greco (August 1980). "Union Station" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-01-01.
- Norton, Debbie (November 11, 1982). "Businessbeat". Star-News. Retrieved 2011-07-04.
- Amtrak – Stations – Selma-Smithfield
- Selma, North Carolina; Great American Stations (Amtrak)
- Selma Station (NCDOT Rail)
- Selma-Smithfield Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide – Train Web)
- History & Heritage - Selma Historic Union Station (Visit Selma.org)
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