Jesup station

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Jesup
Jesup Georgia Amtrak station.jpg
The Jesup station in 2002, prior to the fire and rebuilding.
Location 176 Northwest Broad Street
Jesup, GA 31545
Coordinates 31°36′21″N 81°52′56″W / 31.60583°N 81.88222°W / 31.60583; -81.88222Coordinates: 31°36′21″N 81°52′56″W / 31.60583°N 81.88222°W / 31.60583; -81.88222
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code JSP
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 10,091[1]Decrease 1.9%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Miami
Silver Meteor
  Former services  
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Main Line
Main Line

Jesup, formerly known as the Jesup Atlantic Coast Line Depot, is a train station in Jesup, Georgia. It currently serves Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system.

The station was built in 1903 as part of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. In February 2003, the station was damaged in a fire and subsequently boarded up as the town sought funds for restoration. In 2005, Jesup received $836,000 in federal funds after the rehabilitation was designated a High Priority Project under the federal transportation bill. The city also purchased the building and land from CSX Transportation, owner of the adjacent railroad line.[2] The city decided to return the building to its early 20th century appearance.

The completion of the rehabilitation project was celebrated in October 2012 during the city’s annual Arch Festival, an event started in 2003 to highlight the renewed downtown. In addition to a passenger waiting room, the depot now also includes a community meeting space and new offices and a welcome center for the Wayne County Board of Tourism. The interior is decorated with historic photographs and memorabilia that demonstrate the strong ties between Jesup and the railroads. A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on March 8, 2013 and included speeches by the mayor and an Amtrak representative.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Georgia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 12, 2013.
  3. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 12, 2013.

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