Connellsville station

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Connellsville, PA
Connellsville Amtrak station.JPG
The Connellsville station in March 2016.
LocationN Water & W Peach Street
Connellsville, PA 15425
Coordinates40°01′12″N 79°35′34″W / 40.0200°N 79.5927°W / 40.0200; -79.5927Coordinates: 40°01′12″N 79°35′34″W / 40.0200°N 79.5927°W / 40.0200; -79.5927
Line(s)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks4
ConnectionsFayette Area Coordinated Transportation
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesNo
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeCOV
History
Opened2011
Rebuilt2011
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2017)4,762[1]Decrease 4.8%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited
Former services
Preceding station   Baltimore and Ohio   Following station
Main Line
toward Communipaw
toward Communipaw

Connellsville is a train station in Connellsville, Pennsylvania, United States served by Amtrak, the United States' national railroad passenger system. It is served by the Capitol Limited train twice each day, with one train in one direction and another vice-versa.

History[edit]

The current station is the third station placed here. It was constructed during the winter of 2010-11 and cost $1.25 million.[2] Built primarily of dark red brick, the structure has an enclosed, one-story waiting room with large windows. From the outside, the waiting room is marked by projecting bays whose surfaces are covered in a rock-faced, coursed ashlar in a light beige tone. Developed by d+A design+Architecture of Yardley, Pennsylvania, the station design draws inspiration from historic late 19th and early 20th century depots found in small towns across the nation. It is similar to stations Amtrak has built in Okeechobee, Florida, Winnemucca, Nevada and Alliance, Ohio. In addition to the shelter, Amtrak installed a 550-foot concrete platform, signage and light poles. The new station is in the vicinity of the former Baltimore & Ohio Railroad station, which no longer stands.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Side platform, doors will open on the left, right
Westbound/Eastbound Capitol Limited toward Chicago (Pittsburgh)
Capitol Limited toward Washington, DC (Cumberland)
No service ← No passenger service →
No service ← No passenger service →
No service ← No passenger service →

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak State Fact Sheet, FY2017, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ $1.25 M in stimulus funds will be used for Connellsville Train Station - Connellsville Daily Courier, 4/10/2009 (Retrieved: 5/8/2011)
  3. ^ "Connellsville Station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 November 2014.

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