Cumberland station (Maryland)

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Cumberland
Cumberland Station - October 2015.jpg
Cumberland station in October 2015 with a Capitol Limited boarding.
Location East Harrison Street & Gulf Memorial Drive
Cumberland, MD 21502
Coordinates 39°39′02″N 78°45′28″W / 39.6506°N 78.7579°W / 39.6506; -78.7579Coordinates: 39°39′02″N 78°45′28″W / 39.6506°N 78.7579°W / 39.6506; -78.7579
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections
Other information
Station code CUM
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 11,493 annually[1]Decrease 2.3%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited

Cumberland is a train station in Cumberland, Maryland, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. It is also served by the Bayrunner Shuttle bus, which runs between Grantsville and BWI Airport.

History[edit]

The current waiting shelter for Amtrak service in Cumberland sits on the original site of the Queen City Station. This was a 174-room hotel constructed by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1871 with a ballroom, a 400-seat dining room, and gardens and fountains.[2] The station was demolished in 1972, an act which spurred conservation efforts for architecturally and historically significant structures.[3]

Current service[edit]

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides intercity service to Cumberland under the Capitol Limited route which runs between Chicago and Washington, D.C.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Maryland" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2015. Retrieved 21 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Feldstein, Albert L. (2006). Allegany County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-7385-4381-9. 
  3. ^ Newell, Dianne (1975). The Failure to Preserve the Queen City Hotel, Cumberland, Maryland. Case Studies in Preservation. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Press. ISBN 978-0-89133-023-3. 

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