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
ConnectionsBus transport GoCary: 3, 4, 5, 6, 55
Bus transport GoTriangle: 300, 301
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking123 spaces; free
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeCYN (Amtrak)
History
Opened1996
Traffic
Passengers (2017)81,685[1][2]Decrease 3.9%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
toward New York
(Seasonal)
toward New York
toward Charlotte
Piedmont
Terminus
toward Miami
Silver Star
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.[3] In 2010-2011 NCDOT expanded the station with a larger waiting room, restrooms, and a staffed ticket sales window. Checked baggage service is available for the Carolinian, Piedmont and Silver Star trains.

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Cary Station (NCDOT Rail)

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