Jamestown Gateway Train Station
The station depot at Jamestown, as seen in August 2010 facing the front facade of the depot constructed in 1930.
|Location||211-217 West Second Street
Jamestown, New York 14701
|Owned by||Erie Railroad (1895–1960)
Erie Lackawanna Railroad (1960–1976)
City of Jamestown (2000–present)
|Line(s)||Main Line (Meadville Division)
Buffalo and Southwestern Railroad
|Platforms||1 island platform (former)|
|Connections|| Chautauqua Area Regional Transit System
Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
|Opened||August 25, 1860|
|Closed||January 6, 1970|
June 7, 1932
Erie Railroad Station
|Location||211-217 W. Second St., Jamestown, New York|
|Area||1.4 acres (0.6 ha)|
|Architectural style||Art Deco|
|NRHP reference #||03000045|
|Added to NRHP||May 2, 2003|
The Jamestown Gateway Train Station, also known as the Jamestown Erie Railroad station, and the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Station, is a historic train station located at Jamestown in Chautauqua County, New York. Although no longer an active railroad station due to a lack of passenger service in the area after a restoration done in 2011 the building currently serves as a bus transportation center and community space for Jamestown. The first train arrived at Jamestown on August 25, 1860 as part of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad.
The station was constructed in 1931-1932, for the Erie Railroad, as a replacement for a much older station. It passed on to successor Erie Lackawanna in 1960 and continued to serve as a station for the railroad's long distance trains operating between Hoboken and Chicago. The last train to use the station was the Lake Cities, discontinued in January 1970. On April 1, 1976 Erie Lackawanna became part of the Conrail system, which was taken over in turn by CSX Transportation and the Norfolk Southern Railway on June 1, 1999. Local railroad offices continued to occupy the building.
The station passed to private ownership and was slowly stripped of salvageable materials. In 2000, the city of Jamestown took ownership of the building and considered plans for its future use. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003. Senator Charles Schumer announced grant monies to help restore the station as a commercial and transit hub on August 23, 2010. Upon completion of the $12 million (2012 USD) restoration, the restored station was opened to the public on October 26, 2012.
As of March 2013[update], the station provides no Amtrak or commuter rail service. However, it is a stop for Amtrak's Thruway Motorcoach buses at a Chautauqua Area Regional Transportation Service bus shelter taking commuters to Buffalo's Exchange Street Station.
- "List of Station Names and Numbers". Baggage Department. Jersey City, New Jersey: Erie Railroad. May 1, 1916. Retrieved July 7, 2012.
- "Erie Railroad of Days Long Gone By Recalled by Old Photograph" (PDF). Jamestown Evening Journal. July 26, 1939. p. 10. Retrieved June 5, 2017.
- "New Erie Rail Station Opened at Jamestown". Democrat and Chronicle. June 8, 1932. p. 14. Retrieved September 24, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Claire L. Ross (September 2002). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Erie Railroad Station". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved June 14, 2009. See also: "Accompanying seven photos".
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Tabor, Brian (October 26, 2012). "Railroad station restored in Jamestown". WIVB-TV. Buffalo, New York. Archived from the original on October 28, 2012. Retrieved November 7, 2012.
- Jamestown, NY - Bus Stop (JMN); Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
- Erie Railroad Station - Jamestown, New York - Train Stations/Depots on Waymarking.com
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. NY-59, "Erie Railway, Jamestown Station, East Second & Lafayette Streets, Jamestown, Chautauqua County, NY", 2 photos, 1 data page, 1 photo caption page