Lawrence station (Kansas)

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Lawrence
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Lawrence Amtrak Station (facing south), 2009
Location 413 East 7th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Coordinates 38°58′16″N 95°13′50″W / 38.9712°N 95.2305°W / 38.9712; -95.2305Coordinates: 38°58′16″N 95°13′50″W / 38.9712°N 95.2305°W / 38.9712; -95.2305
Owned by BNSF Railway
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LRC
History
Opened 1956
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 8,465[1]Increase 1.75%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
Main Line

Lawrence is a train station in Lawrence, Kansas, United States, served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief train. The Lawrence station was built in 1956 by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad to replace the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Station built in 1883 which was damaged by the 1951 flood. The Mid-Century Modern station has been declared eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

In 2011 the station underwent more than $1.5 million in improvements, including the construction of a new 500 feet (150 m) platform and repairs to the platform canopy, new lighting and improved access for persons with disabilities.[3] A ceremony was held on December 3 to mark the end of the project.[3] The City of Lawrence assumed ownership in 2014, and has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to carry out a complete restoration of the structure.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Kansas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 December 2013
  3. ^ a b "Amtrak marks completion of Kansas station improvements". Progressive Railroading. 6 December 2011. Archived from the original on 7 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
  4. ^ http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2013/dec/21/city-still-working-agreement-take-over-ownership-s/

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