Malvern station (Arkansas)

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Malvern
Malvern station - February 2017.jpg
The depot at Malvern in February 2017.
Location 200 East First Street
Malvern, AR 72104
United States
Coordinates 34°21′56″N 92°48′49″W / 34.36556°N 92.81361°W / 34.36556; -92.81361Coordinates: 34°21′56″N 92°48′49″W / 34.36556°N 92.81361°W / 34.36556; -92.81361
Line(s) Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: MVN
History
Opened 1916
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 1,760[1]Decrease 7.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago
Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot-Malvern
Location Malvern, Arkansas, USA
MPS Historic Railroad Depots of Arkansas MPS
NRHP Reference # 92000615
Added to NRHP June 11, 1992
Location
Malvern is located in Arkansas
Malvern
Malvern
Location within Arkansas

Malvern is a train station at 200 E. First Street in Malvern, Arkansas. A former Missouri Pacific Railroad station, this 24-by-84-foot (7.3 by 25.6 m) red brick depot was originally constructed in 1916. Amtrak's Texas Eagle serves Malvern with one daily passenger train in each direction. The station is unstaffed and, because trains stop on a flag stop basis, advance reservations are strongly recommended.

From 1876-1901, Malvern was the only junction point for rail passengers desiring to travel to Hot Springs National Park. Passengers arriving on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern, a predecessor of Missouri Pacific Railroad, would transfer at Malvern to the trains of the Hot Springs Railroad. The former roundhouse of the Hot Springs Railroad is located across the track from the Malvern Amtrak station.

Malvern is the closest Amtrak station for Hot Springs National Park, but it is now necessary to travel by automobile over the 20 miles between the two points.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Arkansas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 

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