Cary station (North Carolina)

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Cary, NC
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Cary NC Amtrak Station.jpg
Location211 North Academy Street
Cary, North Carolina
United States
Coordinates35°47′19″N 78°46′53″W / 35.788611°N 78.781328°W / 35.788611; -78.781328Coordinates: 35°47′19″N 78°46′53″W / 35.788611°N 78.781328°W / 35.788611; -78.781328
Owned byTown of Cary
Line(s)H-Line
Aberdeen Subdivision
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking123 spaces; free
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeCYN (Amtrak)
History
Opened1996
Rebuilt2005, 2011
Traffic
Passengers (FY2018)82,212[1]Increase 0.65%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Durham
toward Charlotte
Carolinian Raleigh
toward New York
North Carolina State Fair
(Seasonal)
toward New York
Piedmont Raleigh
Terminus
Southern Pines
toward Miami
Silver Star Raleigh
toward New York

Cary is a train station located in Cary, North Carolina. It is served by three Amtrak trains: the Silver Star, Carolinian, and Piedmont services. The address is 211 North Academy Street, located in the historic center of the town.

The North Carolina Department of Transportation erected a small station building in 1996, a year after Amtrak revived passenger service to Cary and approximately 20 years after the station that had served both the Southern Railway and the Seaboard Air Line was torn down.[2] It was initially an infill station on the Piedmont, and was the last stop before its terminus in Raleigh, nine miles east. The Carolinian began serving the station in 1997, with the Silver Star following in 2005. In 2010-2011 NCDOT expanded the station with a larger waiting room, restrooms, and a staffed ticket sales window with checked baggage service.

The Cary station has about 130 free parking spaces, whereas the Raleigh station has paid parking. Passengers boarding trains at Cary, however, are subject to weather.[clarification needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2018, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. June 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2020.
  2. ^ Cary Station (NCDOT Rail)

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