Greensburg station

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Greensburg
Pennsylvanian Greensburg.jpg
Location Harrison Ave. & Seton Hill Dr.
Greensburg, PA 15601
Coordinates 40°18′16″N 79°32′48″W / 40.30444°N 79.54667°W / 40.30444; -79.54667
Owned by StoneKim Properties LLC
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Pittsburgh Line)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Westmoreland County Transit Authority
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GNB
History
Opened 1912
Rebuilt 1995
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 13,552[1]Decrease 8.3%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus
Pennsylvanian
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Pittsburgh
Fort Pitt
toward Altoona
toward Kansas City
National Limited
Conrail
Template:PennDOT lines Terminus
Greensburg Railroad Station
Greensburg train station.jpg
The Greensburg station house.
Located east of Pittsburgh
Located east of Pittsburgh
Coordinates 40°18′16″N 79°32′48″W / 40.30444°N 79.54667°W / 40.30444; -79.54667Coordinates: 40°18′16″N 79°32′48″W / 40.30444°N 79.54667°W / 40.30444; -79.54667
Built 1911
Architect William H. Cookman
Architectural style Jacobean Revival
NRHP Reference # 77001202[2]
Added to NRHP November 7, 1977

Greensburg is an Amtrak railway station located approximately 30 miles (48 km) east of Pittsburgh at Harrison Avenue and Seton Hill Drive in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The station is located just north of the city center. It is served only by Amtrak's Pennsylvanian, which operates once daily in each direction.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1912 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as part of a project to elevate the right-of-way as it passed through Greensburg. William Holmes Cookman served as architect.[3] The depot is constructed of red brick laid in a Flemish bond pattern with stone trim and quoins on the building’s corners; the overall architectural style is Jacobean Revival. A tall square clock tower is topped by a copper ogee dome with finial. Ornamented parapets with center cartouches and corner finials surround the dome.[4]

From March to November, 1981, the station was the eastern terminus of PennDOT's Parkway Limited train, which took commuters to Pittsburgh. Until 2005, Greensburg was served by the Three Rivers (a replacement service for the Broadway Limited), an extended version of the Pennsylvanian that terminated in Chicago. Its cancellation marked the first time in Greensburg's railway history that the town was served by a single daily passenger train. The small shelter that serves as the present station has no ticket office.

The station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977.[5] The historic station now houses a restaurant.[6]

Westmoreland County Transit Authority's transit center is approximately 0.3 miles (0.48 km) south of the train station. All WCTA bus routes pass through Greensburg Station at the transit center. Greyhound also has a bus stop at the WCTA transit center.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak State Fact Sheet, FY2016, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Potter, Janet Greenstein (1996). Great American Railroad Stations. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 192. ISBN 978-0471143895. 
  4. ^ "Greensburg Station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 November 2014. 
  5. ^ Westmoreland County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Building - #77001202)
  6. ^ "Greensburg Train Station to get new restaurant". The Tribune-Review (Greensburg, Pennsylvania). Trib Total Media Inc. 2010-04-02. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 

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