Clemson station

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Clemson, SC
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Clemsonstation.jpg
Station building, built in 1916 and moved back from the right-of-way in 2001
Location1105 Tiger Boulevard
Clemson, South Carolina
United States
Coordinates34°41′28″N 82°49′57″W / 34.6910°N 82.8325°W / 34.6910; -82.8325Coordinates: 34°41′28″N 82°49′57″W / 34.6910°N 82.8325°W / 34.6910; -82.8325
Owned byCity of Clemson
Line(s)Greenville District
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsClemson Area Transit
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingYes; free
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
Station codeCSN (Amtrak)
History
Opened1916
Original companySouthern Railway
Traffic
Passengers (2013)5,597[1]Decrease 3.6%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward New Orleans
Crescent
toward New York

Clemson is a train station in Clemson, South Carolina. It is served by the Crescent passenger train of Amtrak, the national passenger rail service. The station sits on the corner of Calhoun Memorial Highway and College Avenue in the heart of downtown Clemson. Clemson is situated on one of the nation's emerging high-speed rail corridors, known as the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor or SEHSR.

The station was originally erected by the Southern Railway in 1916. In the early 1960s, R.C. Edwards, then Clemson University president, convinced D.W. Brosnan, president of the Southern at the time, to prefer Clemson over Seneca as the main station for the area. On January 31, 1979, the Southern discontinued passenger service, turning operations of the Crescent over to Amtrak. In 2016 the station closed for construction on a nearby intersection. A Thruway Motorcoach will take Clemson passengers to Greenville.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of South Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ Clarke Burns, Amy. "Q&Amy: Clemson Amtrak service to be interrupted". Greenville Online. Greenville Online. Retrieved 7 November 2016.

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