Martinsburg station

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Martinsburg
Martinsburg Station.JPG
The Martinsburg station, facing the overhead walkway to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad roundhouse as seen from the concrete platform in July 2012.
Location229 East Martin Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Line(s)Cumberland Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsPanTran
Construction
Parking81 spaces
Other information
Station codeMRB
History
Opened1848
Traffic
Passengers (2017)11,267[1]Increase 1.31% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited
MARC
TerminusBrunswick Line
Former services
Preceding station   Baltimore and Ohio   Following station
Main Line
toward Communipaw
toward Communipaw
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Cincinnati
Shenandoah
Caperton Station Hotel
Martinsburg station is located in West Virginia
Martinsburg station
Location229 East Martin Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
Coordinates39°27′31″N 77°57′38.5″W / 39.45861°N 77.960694°W / 39.45861; -77.960694Coordinates: 39°27′31″N 77°57′38.5″W / 39.45861°N 77.960694°W / 39.45861; -77.960694
Built1848
Architectural styleItalianate
Part ofBaltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District (#80004415[2])
Added to NRHPDecember 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 sits among the eponymous city's many cultural and historic destinations. The 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.[3] The building is among the oldest surviving railroad stations in the United States.[4]

The station has seen many events historic to Berkeley County and the nation. In 1863, the hotel witnessed the destruction of the B&O Roundhouses and shops by General Stonewall Jackson and was also the site of the first national labor strike. The station is also the portal to the state's first Civil War Trail (the Antietam Campaign) and the Gettysburg Campaign: General Robert E. Lee's army retreated through Martinsburg two blocks west following the "high-water mark of the Confederacy."

Station layout[edit]

G
No service ← No passenger service →
No service ← No passenger service →
Outbound/Inbound Capitol Limited toward Chicago (Cumberland)
Capitol Limited toward Washington, DC (Harpers Ferry)
Brunswick Line termination track
Brunswick Line toward Union Station (Duffields)
Side platform, doors will open on the left, right
Ground level Exit/entrance and parking

Transit connections[edit]

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.

Ridership[edit]

MARC (2013): 177

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of West Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Historic American Engineering Record (1970). "Martinsburg Station & Hotel, Martin Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV". Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved 2015-01-10.
  4. ^ Harwood, Herbert H. (Spring 1992). "History Where You Don't Expect It: Some Surprising Survivors". Railroad History (166): 103–125. JSTOR 43523701. (Subscription required (help)).

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