Manassas station

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Manassas, VA
Cardinal arriving in Manassas.jpg
The Cardinal arrives at Manassas.
Location9500 West Street
Manassas, Virginia[1]
United States
Coordinates38°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 byCity of Manassas
Line(s)Norfolk Southern Railway
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport OmniLink: MN
Bus transport Cross County Connector
Construction
Bicycle facilitiesBicycle racks
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeMSS
Fare zone6 (VRE)
History
Opened1914
Rebuilt1997
Traffic
Passengers (2017)28,619 annually[2]Increase 3.7% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Cardinal
toward New York
toward New Orleans
Crescent
toward New York
toward Roanoke
Northeast Regional
Virginia Railway Express
Terminus
Manassas Line

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

Manassas station, 1969

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][5]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "MANASSAS VIRGINIA (MSS)". TrainWeb. Retrieved 26 June 2010.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Amtrak Virginia announces new Northeast Regional service".
  4. ^ "Manassas, VA (MSS)". Great American Stations. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Manassas, VA (MSS)". Amtrak. Retrieved November 28, 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Manassas station at Wikimedia Commons