Lincoln station (Nebraska)

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Lincoln
Lincoln, Nebraska Amtrak station from NE 1.JPG
Lincoln Amtrak station, seen from the northeast. The tracks are behind (west of) the building.
Location 277 Pinnacle Arena Drive
(formerly 510 N Street)
Lincoln, NE 68508
USA
Coordinates 40°48′57″N 96°42′50″W / 40.81583°N 96.71389°W / 40.81583; -96.71389Coordinates: 40°48′57″N 96°42′50″W / 40.81583°N 96.71389°W / 40.81583; -96.71389
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 5
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code LNK
History
Opened June 26, 2012
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 13,160[1]Increase 5.6%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
toward Chicago

Lincoln is an Amtrak intercity train station in Lincoln, Nebraska, served daily by the California Zephyr. The station opened on June 26, 2012, replacing a station originally built in 1926 by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad.[2] The new station is 2,750 square feet (255 m2), with an 800-foot (240 m) platform, and cost $1.3 million.[3]

The previous station was abandoned because the construction of the Pinnacle Bank Arena required the re-routing of railway lines away from it. The new station cost $1.3 million.[4] Designed by Sinclair Hille Architects, the building is composed of brick pavilions linked by a central waiting room. A large, curved skylight in the waiting room is meant to evoke the great vaulted spaces of many historic stations. One pavilion houses the restrooms while the other holds the ticket office, baggage room, and a space for train crews. Across from the ticket office is a large photo mural depicting steam and streamlined locomotives against an antique map of Nebraska. A tall, lighted pylon with “Lincoln” spelled vertically down its front serves as a beacon for approaching travelers.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Nebraska" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Siddiqui, Faiz (June 26, 2012). "All aboard! First train leaves new station". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  3. ^ Hicks, Nancy (December 20, 2011). "New train depot will cost $1.28 million". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  4. ^ Hicks, Nancy (December 20, 2011). "New train depot will cost $1.28 million". Lincoln Journal Star. Retrieved 2012-07-03. 
  5. ^ "Lincoln Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 21 November 2014. 

External links[edit]

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