Longview station

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Longview, TX
Longview Texas Amtrak station 2.jpg
A baggage cart outside Longview in 2008.
Location905 Pacific Avenue
Longview, TX 75602
United States
Coordinates32°29′39″N 94°43′40″W / 32.494144°N 94.727680°W / 32.494144; -94.727680Coordinates: 32°29′39″N 94°43′40″W / 32.494144°N 94.727680°W / 32.494144; -94.727680
Owned byCity of Longview
Line(s)Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsThruway Motorcoach
Other information
Station codeLVW
History
Opened1940
Traffic
Passengers (2017)33,936[1]Increase 15.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago
  Former services  
Amtrak logo no text (1971).png Amtrak
toward Laredo or Houston
Inter-American
toward Chicago
Official nameLongview Train Depot
Designated2014
Reference no.17982
Location
Longview Station is located in Texas
Longview Station
Longview Station
Location within Texas
Longview Station is located in the US
Longview Station
Longview Station
Longview Station (the US)

Longview is a train station in Longview, Texas, United States. It is served by Amtrak and was originally built by the Texas & Pacific Railway.

The Longview station also serves as the train-bus transfer point for passengers destined to two Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach routes. One route provides Texas Eagle connecting service to Nacogdoches, Houston and Galveston, Texas; the other route provides connecting nonstop service between Longview and Shreveport, Louisiana.

Opened in 1940, the red brick depot replaced an 1874 structure. Its Colonial Revival style, popular in the early 20th century, includes stylized quoins, brick cornice and grey stone trim used to highlight the coping, keystones and lintels. In early 2013, the city broke ground on a $2.2 million project to transform the depot into a multimodal transportation center. During the renovation, workers installed new dormers and the open-air waiting room was recreated. The project was largely funded through a Transportation Enhancement grant from the Federal Highway Administration, matched by city funds.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Longview, Texas". Great American Stations. Retrieved 20 October 2014.

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