Centennial Station

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Centennial Station
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Olympia station.jpg
Centennial (Olympia–Lacey) Amtrak Depot
Location6600 Yelm Highway SE
Lacey, Washington 98513[1]
United States
Coordinates46°59′29″N 122°47′39″W / 46.99145°N 122.79403°W / 46.99145; -122.79403Coordinates: 46°59′29″N 122°47′39″W / 46.99145°N 122.79403°W / 46.99145; -122.79403
Owned byBNSF Railway & Intercity Transit[2]
Line(s)BNSF Railway Seattle Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsIntercity Transit
Construction
ParkingFree
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeOLW
History
Opened1993[3][2]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)66,442[4]Increase 4.76%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Centralia Coast Starlight Tacoma
toward Seattle
Centralia Amtrak Cascades Tacoma
Suspended services
Centralia Coast Starlight Tacoma Dome
toward Seattle
Centralia Amtrak Cascades Tacoma Dome
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Tacoma
toward Seattle
Pioneer
Discontinued in 1997
Centralia
toward Chicago
Location
Centennial Station is located in Washington (state)
Centennial Station
Centennial Station
Location in Washington
Centennial Station is located in the United States
Centennial Station
Centennial Station
Location in the United States

The Centennial Station (also known as Olympia–Lacey) is a train station located immediately south of Lacey, Washington, United States that also serves the capital city of Olympia. The station is served by Amtrak's (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight.

Local transit connections are provided by Intercity Transit. Bus routes 64 and 94 connect to Lacey and Olympia Transit centers.[5][6]

History[edit]

The original Union Pacific station at East Olympia was demolished in the late 1960s. It was used by the pool trains that ran between Seattle and Portland by all three railroads that used the line, Northern Pacific, Great Northern, and Union Pacific. Northern Pacific also had a station at Kyro, approximately 2 miles (3.2 km) northeast of the current station. Amtrak trains during the 1970s and 1980s used a wooden shelter as East Olympia's passenger train station, however the station site was remote and had no public transport, no lighting and a pot-holed gravel parking lot with a public telephone that rarely worked.[7][8]

The new Centennial Station was built by the non-profit Amtrak Depot Committee and opened in early 1993 following a six-year fundraising and lobbying effort by citizens of Thurston County. It is believed to be the only Amtrak station in the nation operated and built entirely by volunteers.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lacey, WA – Olympia (OLW)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Great American Stations: Olympia-Lacey, WA (OLW)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Train Platform Improved at Olympia/Lacey Centennial Station". Washington State Department of Transportation. Retrieved 26 Feb 2007.[dead link]
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2018, State of Washington" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. June 2019. Retrieved 28 Dec 2019.
  5. ^ "Route 64". www.intercitytransit.com. Intercity Transit. Archived from the original on 2014-01-12. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014.
  6. ^ "Route 94". www.intercitytransit.com. Intercity Transit. Archived from the original on 2014-01-12. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014.
  7. ^ "Centennial Station – Lacey, Washington". waymarking.com. Goundspeak, Inc. Retrieved 12 Jan 2014.[self-published source?]
  8. ^ Hall, C.B. (February 21, 2012). "Amtrak finds it hard to take citizens' help, even when they build a station". Crosscut.com. Retrieved February 22, 2018.

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