Anniston station

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Anniston
AnnistonStation.jpg
Street side of the station during the 2008 restoration
Location 126 West 4th Street[1]
Anniston, Alabama
United States
Coordinates 33°38′57″N 85°49′56″W / 33.64917°N 85.83222°W / 33.64917; -85.83222Coordinates: 33°38′57″N 85°49′56″W / 33.64917°N 85.83222°W / 33.64917; -85.83222
Owned by City of Anniston
Line(s) Norfolk Southern Railway
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Construction
Parking 10 short and 5 long term spaces[1]
Disabled access Wheelchair lift
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: ATN
History
Opened 1926[2]
Original company Southern Railway
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 4,871[3]Decrease 4.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward New Orleans
Crescent

Anniston is an Amtrak train station at 126 West 4th Street in Anniston, Alabama. It is served by the Crescent passenger train. The station was originally designed by Milo R. Hanker and built in 1925 for the Southern Railway,[4] and was one of the last railroad-operated active passenger stations in the country, as the Southern Crescent (predecessor to the current Amtrak train) was still operated by the Southern well into the Amtrak era.

In 2008, the city completed a full rehabilitation of the classical revival depot, primarily using funds obtained through the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Enhancements (TE) program.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Anniston, AL (ATN)". Great American Stations. Amtrak. Retrieved December 2015. After purchasing the classically-inspired depot from Norfolk Southern Railway, Anniston renovated it to serve as a busy intermodal center  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "L. L. Pond, Ticket Agent Here, Retires After 40 Years On Job". Anniston Star. 12 April 1953. p. 2. Archived from the original on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014 – via Newspapers.com.  open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Alabama" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  4. ^ "Anniston, AL — Great American Stations". www.greatamericanstations.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09. 

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