Latrobe station

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Latrobe, PA
Passenger Pick Up In Latrobe (14806812861).jpg
The Pennsylvanian arrives at Latrobe in 2014
Location329 McKinley Avenue
Latrobe, PA 15650
Line(s)Keystone Corridor (Pittsburgh Line)
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3
ConnectionsWestmoreland County Transit Authority
Other information
Station codeLAB
History
Opened1903
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2017)4,246[1]Decrease 6.4%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Greensburg
toward Pittsburgh
Pennsylvanian Johnstown
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Greensburg
toward Chicago
Main Line Johnstown
Beatty
toward Chicago
Loyalhanna
Pennsylvania Railroad Station—Latrobe
Latrobe station is located in Pennsylvania
Latrobe station
Coordinates40°19′6″N 79°23′7″W / 40.31833°N 79.38528°W / 40.31833; -79.38528Coordinates: 40°19′6″N 79°23′7″W / 40.31833°N 79.38528°W / 40.31833; -79.38528
Built1903
ArchitectWilliam H. Brown
Architectural styleLate Victorian
NRHP reference #86001689[2]
Added to NRHPJuly 17, 1986

Latrobe is an Amtrak train station located about 40 miles east of Pittsburgh at 329 McKinley Avenue, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The station is near the center of the city, and is currently served only by Amtrak's Pennsylvanian, which operates once per day in each direction. Until 2005, Latrobe was served by a second daily train, the Three Rivers (a replacement service for the legendary Broadway Limited), an extended version of the Pennsylvanian that terminated in Chicago. Upon its cancellation, the sole Pennsylvanian marked the first time in Latrobe's railway history that the town was served by just a single, daily passenger train.

History[edit]

The station was opened in 1903 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as part of a project to elevate the right-of-way as it passed through Latrobe. The architect, William H. Brown, used an eclectic Late Victorian style. It is a one-story, brick building, eight bays wide and five bays deep. It has a flat roof with parapet and a central cross gable. The gable end over the main entrance has a pediment with stone panels and terra cotta decoration.[3] The station was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.[2]

The historic station itself exists, but currently serves as a restaurant. There is no ticket office available at the small shelter (complete with bench seats) which serves as the current station. Due to the small number of passengers, Latrobe Station is a flag stop.

The Westmoreland County Transit Authority has one bus route, Route 9/9A - Greensburg/Latrobe/Derry, that stops adjacent to the train station and one other route, Route 20F - New Florence/Greensburg, that stops within 1/4 mile of the station. Greyhound also has an intercity bus stop about 1/4 mile from the station, at 803 Alexandria Street.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak State Fact Sheet, FY2017, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Helene Smith; George Swetnam; William Sisson (October 1985). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Pennsylvania Railroad: Station (Latrobe)" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-06-10.

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