Lawrence station (Kansas)
Lawrence Amtrak Station (facing south), 2009
|Location||413 East 7th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
|Owned by||BNSF Railway|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2016)||8,465 1.75%|
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.
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. A ceremony was held on December 3 to mark the end of the project. 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.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Kansas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
- Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 December 2013
- "Amtrak marks completion of Kansas station improvements". Progressive Railroading. 6 December 2011. Archived from the original on 7 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
- Amtrak – Stations – Lawrence, KS
- Lawrence Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
- Depot Redux – Local group to preserve the station
- Lawrence, Kansas Train Cam – A webcam facing the station from across 7th Street
- Lawrence, KS (LRC) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
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