Kingstree station

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Kingstree
Kingstree SC Amtrak Station; Newer Sign.JPG
Kingstree Amtrak Station under restoration; April 2011.
Location 101 East Main Street South Carolina 261.svg
Kingstree, SC 29556
Coordinates 33°39′49″N 79°49′45″W / 33.6637°N 79.8291°W / 33.6637; -79.8291Coordinates: 33°39′49″N 79°49′45″W / 33.6637°N 79.8291°W / 33.6637; -79.8291
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Yes
Other information
Station code KTR
History
Opened 1909
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 14,669[1]Decrease 1%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Savannah
Palmetto
toward Miami
Silver Meteor
  Former services  
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Main Line
Kingstree Amtrak Station
Kingstree station is located in South Carolina
Kingstree station
Kingstree station is located in the US
Kingstree station
Part of Kingstree Historic District (#82003906[2])
MPS Kingstree MRA
Added to NRHP June 28, 1982

Kingstree is a train station in Kingstree, South Carolina, operated by Amtrak, the United States' railroad passenger system. It was originally built by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1909. The station survived the merger of the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line Railroads into the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1967, only to terminate passenger service in 1971. Amtrak service to Kingstree began on June 15, 1976, with the introduction of the Palmetto.[3] The station is currently part of the Kingstree Historic District.

The two tracks at Kingstree Station cross the intersection of East Main Street (SC 261) and Hampton Avenue. Four streets named "Railroad Avenue" run along the tracks near the station. South Railroad Avenue on the west side of the tracks is on the corner of the station house itself, while South Railroad Avenue on the east side of the tracks is a dead end street running south of Ashton Avenue. On the north side of East Main Street, North Railroad Avenue on the west side of the tracks begins at Hampton Avenue just north of its southern terminus with East Main Street, while North Railroad Avenue on the east side begins at East Main Street itself.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of South Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Southern Amtrak passenger train scheduled". News-Tribune. April 11, 1976. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 

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