Cary station (North Carolina)

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Cary
Cary NC Amtrak Station.jpg
Location 211 North Academy Street
Cary, NC
Coordinates 35°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 by Town of Cary
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections C-Tran local bus service
Construction
Parking Yes; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code CYN
History
Opened 1996
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2014) 87,548[1]Decrease 1.26%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
(Open only during the North Carolina State Fair)
toward Charlotte
Piedmont
Terminus
toward Miami
Silver Star

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] 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 insufficient parking. Passengers boarding trains at Cary, however, are subject to weather.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  2. ^ Cary Station (NCDOT Rail)

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