Lawrence station (Kansas)

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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) BNSF Railway Topeka Subdivision
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LRC
Opened 1956
Passengers (2017) 9,834[1]Increase 16.2%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
Chicagoan/Kansas Cityan

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 listed 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 2017, and has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to carry out a complete restoration of the structure.The majority of the restoration is expected to be complete in 2018. [4]The station was added to the Register of Kansas Historic Places on November 18, 2017, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Kansas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 17 December 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 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011. 
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