Hinton station (West Virginia)

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Hinton, WV
Hinton West Virginia train station north.JPG
LocationMaple Avenue at Second Avenue
Hinton, WV 25951
Coordinates37°40′29″N 80°53′32″W / 37.67472°N 80.89222°W / 37.67472; -80.89222Coordinates: 37°40′29″N 80°53′32″W / 37.67472°N 80.89222°W / 37.67472; -80.89222
Line(s)CSX New River Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks3
Other information
Station codeHIN
Traffic
Passengers (2018)5,836[1]Increase 30.8%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Prince
toward Chicago
Cardinal Alderson
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Prince
toward Chicago
James Whitcomb Riley
1974-1977
White Sulphur Springs
James Whitcomb Riley and George Washington
1971–1974
White Sulphur Springs
Preceding station Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Following station
Meadow Creek
toward Chicago
Main Line Alderson

Hinton is an Amtrak station in Hinton, West Virginia, served by the Cardinal. The station is a former Chesapeake and Ohio Railway depot, and is located in the Hinton Historic District. Constructed in 1905, the brick building includes wood canopies supported by heavy brackets featuring a wood-fan pattern trim.

A December 2007, fire damaged the building, but it reopened a short time later following repairs. The depot is currently undergoing a $1.5 million series of phased repairs and renovations. Work in the early phases included installation of a new slate roof, re-pointing of the brickwork and repairs to the windows and decorative woodwork. A new concrete platform with tactile edging was also installed.[2]

Due to a bend in the adjacent New River, eastbound trains actually head southwest when passing the station (and vice versa).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2018, State of West Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. June 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  2. ^ "Hinton, WV Station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 October 2014.

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