Connellsville station

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Connellsville, PA
Connellsville Amtrak station.JPG
The Connellsville station in March 2016.
General information
LocationNorth Water Street & West Peach Street
Connellsville, Pennsylvania
United States
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
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks4
ConnectionsBus transport Fayette Area Coordinated Transportation
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak: COV
History
Opened2011
Passengers
FY20194,864[1] (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Pittsburgh
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited Cumberland
Former services
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Pittsburgh
toward Chicago
Main Line Cumberland
West Newton
toward Chicago
Gibson

Connellsville station 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 Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2019: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. May 2020. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  2. ^ "$1.25 M in stimulus funds will be used for Connellsville Train Station – Connellsville Daily Courier, 4/10/2009 (Retrieved: 5/8/2011)". Archived from the original on 2012-09-07. Retrieved 2011-05-08.
  3. ^ "Connellsville Station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 November 2014.

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