Albany station (Oregon)

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Albany
Albany Oregon Amtrak station.jpg
Location110 10th Avenue
Albany, Oregon
United States
Coordinates44°37′49″N 123°06′09″W / 44.63028°N 123.10250°W / 44.63028; -123.10250Coordinates: 44°37′49″N 123°06′09″W / 44.63028°N 123.10250°W / 44.63028; -123.10250
Owned byCity of Albany
Line(s)Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: ALY
History
Opened1909
October 30, 1977[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)33,933[2]Increase 0.82%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Eugene–Springfield
Terminus
Amtrak Cascades Salem
Eugene–Springfield Coast Starlight Salem
toward Seattle

The Albany Depot is an Amtrak station in Albany, Oregon, United States. It is served by the Amtrak Cascades and the Coast Starlight passenger trains, and is the westernmost Amtrak station.[3]

Albany Station also serves as the hub for local transit.

History[edit]

The station was constructed in 1909 for the Southern Pacific Railroad and is built of masonry. It is one of the oldest continuously operating passenger rail stations in the U.S.[4] Beginning in 2004, the station and the surrounding area underwent an $11.3 million restoration that was funded with a combination of federal, state, local, and Amtrak money.[4][5] The Oregon Department of Transportation was in charge of the project.[5] The station was rededicated on April 18, 2006.[4] The City of Albany also restored the former Railway Express Agency building nearby as offices for the city's transit system.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Fall Schedule Changes Include Shortened Travel Times". Amtrak NEWS. Vol. 4 no. 20. Amtrak. November 1, 1977. p. 2.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Oregon" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "ALBANY OREGON (ALY)". TrainWeb. Retrieved August 1, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c "News Release: Albany Station Earns Downtown Excellence Award". City of Albany. April 26, 2006. Retrieved February 5, 2009.
  5. ^ a b "News Release: News Release: Groundbreaking for Multimodal Transportation Center". City of Albany. May 6, 2004. Retrieved February 5, 2009.
  6. ^ "Rail building almost finished". Albany Democrat-Herald. October 11, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2018.

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