Huntington station (West Virginia)

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Huntington, WV
Amtrak Huntington, WV Station.jpg
Huntington station in November 2010
Location1050 8th Avenue
Huntington, West Virginia
Coordinates38°24′57″N 82°26′23″W / 38.4159°N 82.4397°W / 38.4159; -82.4397Coordinates: 38°24′57″N 82°26′23″W / 38.4159°N 82.4397°W / 38.4159; -82.4397
Owned byCSX Transportation
Line(s)CSX Kanawha Subdivision
Platforms1 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsTri-State Transit Authority
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeHUN
History
Opened1873
Rebuilt1983
Traffic
Passengers (2018)10,296[1]Increase 48.7%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Ashland
toward Chicago
Cardinal Charleston
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Tri-State
(Ashland until 1975)
toward Chicago
James Whitcomb Riley
1974-1977
Charleston
Ashland
toward Chicago
James Whitcomb Riley and George Washington
1972-1974
Charleston
Ashland
toward Cincinnati
James Whitcomb Riley
1971-1972

Huntington is an Amtrak station in Huntington, West Virginia. Located at 1050 8th Avenue, the station consists of a platform on the south side of the east-west tracks, a small parking lot, and a small building in between. The station contains a waiting room and space for a ticket office, though Amtrak pulled the station agent in the 21st century. Huntington is served by the Cardinal route. The Amtrak station replaced a Chesapeake and Ohio station on 7th Avenue. The one story building was constructed to a standard design that Amtrak developed in the 1970s and used at locations throughout the country for the next two decades. Typical features included at Huntington are concrete block walls, floor to ceiling windows and a black, cantilevered roof.[2]

Transit connections[edit]

The Huntington station is located six blocks south and two blocks west of the Tri-State Transit Authority Transit Center. Most TTA bus routes and the Greyhound Bus stop at that station. For closer connections, riders can take advantage of TTA Routes 2, 4, 5, 6, 10, which pass two blocks of the station at 4th Avenue. Those connections are not always practical under current Cardinal schedule. The passengers who arrive on the eastbound train from Chicago can easily transfer to any route that serves the Transit Center, most bus routes don't start running until the train departs. Except for the few PM routes, most TTA routes stop running hours before the westbound train arrives, limiting options for any passengers who are either boarding or disembarking from the train.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2018, State of West Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. June 2019. Retrieved 25 December 2019.
  2. ^ "The Amtrak Standard Stations Program". Amtrak History & Archives. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 3 October 2014.

External links[edit]

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