Altoona Transportation Center

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Altoona (Amtrak station))
Jump to: navigation, search
Altoona Transportation Center
Amtrak 42 Pennsylvanian Altoona.jpg
Amtrak's Pennsylvanian waiting to depart after letting off passengers in Altoona Station. Photo taken on June 30, 2006.
Location 1231 11th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
Coordinates 40°30′56″N 78°24′4″W / 40.51556°N 78.40111°W / 40.51556; -78.40111
Owned by Redevelopment Authority of Altoona
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Pittsburgh Line)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 4
Connections Greyhound Lines
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code ALT
Opened 1986
Passengers (2016) 22,164[1]Decrease 12%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Pittsburgh
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line

The Altoona Transportation Center is an intermodal passenger facility built in 1986 providing local bus, intercity bus, and rail services. It is located at 1231 11th Avenue in downtown Altoona, Pennsylvania.

AMTRAN is the local public transit provider in the greater Altoona area. The primary user of the Altoona Transportation Center, almost all regular AMTRAN bus routes and selected "Tripper" routes stop at the center. The Transportation Center is considered the AMTRAN system's primary hub.

Greyhound provides intercity bus service to the station. It connects Altoona via one-seat rides to cities such as State College, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York to the east and Johnstown and Pittsburgh to the west. Greyhound also links Altoona with many other cities and towns beyond those listed via transfers.

The Altoona Transportation Center is also served by Amtrak Pennsylvanian trains. These trains operate once per day in each direction. Until 2005, Altoona was served by a second daily train, the Three Rivers (a replacement service for the legendary Broadway Limited), an extended version of the Pennsylvanian that terminated in Chicago. Upon its cancellation, the sole Pennsylvanian marked the first time in Altoona's significant railway history that the town was served by just a single, daily passenger train.

Primary cities served on Amtrak to and from Altoona include Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and New York to the east and Johnstown and Pittsburgh to the west. Staffed ticket service is available for both daily departures.


  1. ^ "Amtrak State Fact Sheet, FY2016, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Altoona Transportation Center at Wikimedia Commons