Johnstown station

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This article is about the Amtrak station in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. For the former station in England, see Johnstown and Hafod railway station.
Johnstown
Johnstown Pennsy station.JPG
The former Pennsylvania Railroad station in Johnstown, now serving as the main entrance for the Amtrak station.
Location 47 Walnut Street
Johnstown, PA 15901
Coordinates 40°19′47″N 78°55′20″W / 40.32972°N 78.92222°W / 40.32972; -78.92222
Owned by Johnstown Area Heritage Association
Line(s)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections CamTran
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code JST
History
Opened 1916
Rebuilt 1985
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 24,310[1]Increase 4.4%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Pittsburgh
Pennsylvanian
  Former services  
Pennsylvania Railroad
toward Chicago
Main Line

Johnstown is an Amtrak railway station in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States. Designed by Kenneth MacKenzie Murchison and built in 1916, the station is at 47 Walnut Street, north of downtown Johnstown across the Little Conemaugh River. Today, the station is served by Amtrak's Pennsylvanian, which operates once daily in each direction.

Until 2005, Johnstown was served by a second daily train, the Three Rivers (a replacement service for the Broadway Limited), an extended version of the Pennsylvanian that terminated in Chicago. Upon its cancellation, the sole Pennsylvanian marked the first time in Johnstown's railway history that the town was served by just a single daily passenger train.

The Pennsylvanian connects Johnstown to Altoona, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York to the east and Greensburg and Pittsburgh to the west. Staffed ticket service is available for both daily departures.

CamTran, the local public transit provider in the greater Johnstown/Cambria County area, has two routes that stop at the train station:

  • Route 16 - Prospect
  • Route 18 - Downtown Shuttle

The primary Camtran transit center is about one-half mile to the southeast of the Amtrak station. Greyhound buses also stop at the transit center. Westmoreland County Transit Authority's Route 11 provides weekday service between Latrobe, PA and CamTran Transit Center.

The station can be seen in the 1977 film Slap Shot.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak State Fact Sheet, FY2015, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2016. 

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