Burlington station (North Carolina)

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Burlington, NC
2008-08-22 Burlington train station.jpg
Location101 North Main Street
Burlington, NC
Coordinates36°05′42″N 79°26′07″W / 36.095129°N 79.435186°W / 36.095129; -79.435186Coordinates: 36°05′42″N 79°26′07″W / 36.095129°N 79.435186°W / 36.095129; -79.435186
Owned byNorth Carolina Railroad
Line(s)H-Line
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsBus transport Link: Purple
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking25 spaces; free
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeBNC (Amtrak)
History
Opened2003
Traffic
Passengers (2015)24,781[1]Decrease 4.5% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
toward New York
Piedmont
toward Raleigh

Burlington is a train station in Burlington, North Carolina. It is served by Amtrak, the United States' passenger rail system, and hosts two Amtrak trains, the Carolinian and Piedmont. The street address is 101 North Main Street, and is located in the heart of downtown Burlington.

History[edit]

The present Railroad Depot was once the site of a large locomotive repair shop facility during the mid-19th century for the North Carolina Railroad. On this site was a camp of recruitment and instruction for the 6th North Carolina Troops during the American Civil War. In July 1861, these troops left Company Shops to ride by rail to the Battle of Manassas, Virginia. this was the first time in American history that military personnel were transported by rail in to combat.

In 1895 the property was acquired by the Southern Railroad, along with the rest of NCRR. It was restored as a railroad station in 2003. There is a small museum in the lobby of the train station that depicts the railroad history of Company Shops and its progression into the city of Burlington.[2] Prior to this period, trains stopped at a prefabricated office trailer, and before this a former Southern Railway station that was moved to another part of Burlington in order to make way for a road improvement project.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  2. ^ Burlington Station (NCDOT Rail)
  3. ^ Burlington Amtrak Station & Former Amtrak and Southern Railway Station (USA Rail Guide – Train Web)

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