The Martinsburg station, facing the overhead walkway to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad roundhouse as seen from the concrete platform in July 2012.
|Location||229 East Martin Street, Martinsburg, West Virginia|
|Owned by||City of Martinsburg|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|2019||10,917  2.15% (Amtrak)|
Caperton Station Hotel
|Location||229 East Martin Street|
Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
|Part of||Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District (ID80004415)|
|Added to NRHP||December 10, 1980|
Martinsburg is a railway station in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States, served by Amtrak and MARC. The station also included the historic Baltimore and Ohio Railroad roundhouse, and Martinsburg Shops.
Located on the mainline of CSX, the Martinsburg station is a restored 1848-1876 railroad hotel and its sympathetic modern train station addition at 229 East Martin Street in Martinsburg. It is also a contributing property to the Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District. The building is among the oldest surviving railroad stations in the United States.
The station has seen many historic events. In 1862, the hotel witnessed the destruction of the B&O Roundhouses and shops by General Stonewall Jackson, and the following year General Robert E. Lee's army retreated through Martinsburg two blocks west following the Battle of Gettysburg. The Great Railroad Strike of 1877, the first national labor strike, began here. The station is also the portal to the state's first Civil War Trail.
|Track 3||No passenger service|
|Track 2||No passenger service|
|Track 1||← Capitol Limited toward Chicago (Cumberland) |
Capitol Limited toward Washington, D.C. (Harpers Ferry) →
← Brunswick Line termination track
Brunswick Line toward Union Station (Duffields) →
|Street level||Exit/entrance, station house, parking|
PanTran Blue, Red, and Green bus routes originate and terminate at the station. Blue and Red routes stop there approximately once every hour and half, running between 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and roughly between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Saturdays (see route schedules for details). The Green Route provides a shuttle service between the station and Shepherd University during weekday rush hours while the university is in session.
MARC (2019): Average Weekday Ridership 96
- "MARC Station Information". Maryland Transit Administration. Retrieved 2021-01-30.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
- Historic American Engineering Record (1970). "Martinsburg Station & Hotel, Martin Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV". Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved 2015-01-10.
- Harwood, Herbert H. (Spring 1992). "History Where You Don't Expect It: Some Surprising Survivors". Railroad History (166): 103–125. JSTOR 43523701.
- Media related to Martinsburg station at Wikimedia Commons
- Martinsburg, WV – Amtrak
- Martinsburg Amtrak-MARC Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
- Martinsburg, WV (MRB) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
- Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) No. WV-17, "Martinsburg Station & Hotel, Martin Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV", 1 photo, 1 photo caption page