J. Douglas Galyon Depot

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J. Douglas Galyon Depot
GRO Amtrak Station Outside.JPG
Location 236 East Washington Street[1]
Greensboro, North Carolina
United States
Coordinates 36°04′10″N 79°47′14″W / 36.06944°N 79.78722°W / 36.06944; -79.78722Coordinates: 36°04′10″N 79°47′14″W / 36.06944°N 79.78722°W / 36.06944; -79.78722
Owned by City of Greensboro
Line(s) North Carolina Railroad
Platforms 2 island platforms
Tracks 4
Train operators Amtrak
Bus stands 22
Bus operators GTA
PART Express
Greyhound Lines
Carolina Trailways
Parking 22 short term and 80 long term parking spaces
Disabled access Yes
Architect Alfred T. Fellheimer
Architectural style Beaux-Arts
Other information
Station code GRO
Opened 1927,[1] reopened 2005
Closed 1979
Rebuilt 2001–2003[1]
Passengers (2013) 139,869[2]Increase 3.7%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
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J. Douglas Galyon Depot,[1] also known as Greensboro station, is an intermodal transit facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. Located at 236 East Washington Street in downtown Greensboro, it serves Amtrak passenger rail and is the city's main hub for local and intercity buses.

The station was built in 1927. Train service was moved to a new building outside downtown in 1979. The historic station was renovated and reopened as a transit center in 2005.


The station was originally built in 1927 as the Greensboro Southern Railway Depot. It was a replacement for an 1899 Southern Railway Depot that still exists today, albeit without the gabled-third story and cupola it had in the past. The 1927 depot was donated to the city in 1978, a year before the Southern Railroad finally gave up passenger service. Though efforts to return service to the old station date as far back as 1993, it was not reopened to the public until October 1, 2005.[3]

Designed by the New York architectural firm of Alfred T. Fellheimer & Steward Wagner, the 1927 Beaux-Arts facade of the Greensboro station features Ionic columns, a full entablature, and a three-story arched entry. Inside, the ticketing area features a vast mural displaying the service area of the Southern Railway system in the 1920s.[4] The station is served by three Amtrak trains: the Crescent, the Carolinian and the Piedmont. It also serves Greensboro Transit Authority and Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation buses and intercity bus companies.



  1. ^ a b c d "BUS STOPS AND FACILITIES". Greensboro Transit Authority/Public Transportation Division. City of Greensboro. Retrieved December 2015. The J. Douglas Galyon Depot building was originally built in 1927 by Southern Railway and renovated between 2001 and 2003.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Greensborough Southern Railway Depot (NCDOT Rails)
  4. ^ (Preservation Greensboro) Archived 2011-09-28 at the Wayback Machine.

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