Manassas station

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Manassas
Cardinal arriving in Manassas.jpg
The Cardinal arrives at Manassas.
Location 9500 West Street
Manassas, Virginia[1]
United States
Coordinates 38°45′00″N 77°28′22″W / 38.7501°N 77.4728°W / 38.7501; -77.4728Coordinates: 38°45′00″N 77°28′22″W / 38.7501°N 77.4728°W / 38.7501; -77.4728
Owned by City of Manassas
Line(s) Norfolk Southern Railway
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections PRTC
Construction
Bicycle facilities Bicycle racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code MSS
Fare zone 6 (VRE)
History
Opened 1914
Rebuilt 1997
Traffic
Passengers (FY2014) 29,104 annually[2]Increase 0.12% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Cardinal
toward New Orleans
Crescent
toward Lynchburg
Northeast Regional
Virginia Railway Express
Terminus
Manassas Line

Manassas is a train station in Manassas, Virginia. It was originally built by the Southern Railway in 1914[1] and today serves as the penultimate station along the Virginia Railway Express Manassas Line, as well as a stop on three Amtrak trains: the Cardinal, the Crescent, and the Northeast Regional.[3] It is located at 9431 West Street.

The city bought the depot from Norfolk Southern Railway in the 1990s and renovated it under the direction of The Manassas Museum System. Workers restored the original 1914 paint colors, repointed brick, laid new plaster, overhauled mechanical systems and installed reproductions of original doors and light fixtures. A tile roof similar to the original was also installed. The $575,000 project was completed in 1997. Today the depot has a waiting room and also houses a tourist information center and the James & Marion Payne Memorial Railroad Exhibition Gallery. [4]

In popular culture[edit]

The station features on the cover of Manassas' 1972 self-titled double album. The image depicts musicians Chris Hillman and Stephen Stills standing on the north end of the then-Southern Railway depot.

Bus connections[edit]

PRTC

  • Manassas Metro Direct
  • OmniLink Manassas

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MANASSAS VIRGINIA (MSS)". TrainWeb. Retrieved 26 June 2010. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2014. Retrieved 16 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "Amtrak Virginia announces new Northeast Regional service". 
  4. ^ "Manassas, VA station". Great American Stations. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Manassas (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons