Durham station (North Carolina)

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Durham, NC
Durham Amtrak Station.jpg
Location 601 West Main Street, Suite 103
Durham, NC
Coordinates 35°59′53″N 78°54′22″W / 35.998094°N 78.90606°W / 35.998094; -78.90606Coordinates: 35°59′53″N 78°54′22″W / 35.998094°N 78.90606°W / 35.998094; -78.90606
Owned by City of Durham
Line(s)
  • H-Line
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Bus transport GoDurham: BCC
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 74 spaces; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code DNC (Amtrak)
History
Opened 2009
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 83,232[1]Increase 5%
Services
Bikes on Board available for Piedmont
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
toward New York
Piedmont
toward Raleigh

Durham is an Amtrak station located in Durham, North Carolina. It is served by two passenger trains: the Carolinian and the Piedmont. The street address is 601 West Main Street and is located in West Village in downtown Durham. The station is open from 6:30am to 9:00pm daily. There is free, unattended parking at the station.

The station is located in the Walker Warehouse building of the former Liggett and Myers complex. It opened on July 8, 2009.[2] The historic warehouse is a brick structure erected in 1897 by the American Tobacco Company trust. Included in the Bright Leaf National Register Historic District, the building is marked by impressive decorative brickwork such as corbeled pendants and mousetoothing at the cornice and parapet. The station was a joint venture of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the city of Durham. The former entered into an agreement with developer Blue Devil Partners to lease and up-fit one third of the Walker Warehouse, while the city was responsible for 25 percent of the lease costs.[3]

View of Durham station with the former L&M Factory in the background.
Durham Amtrak station seen from above.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ News & Observer 7/9/2009
  3. ^ "Durham Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 5 November 2014.

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