Martinsburg station

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Martinsburg, WV
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
Owned byCity of Martinsburg
Line(s)Cumberland Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsPanTran
Construction
Parking81 spaces
Other information
Station codeMRB
History
Opened1848
Traffic
Passengers (2018)10,687 [1]Decrease 4.03% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Cumberland
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited Harpers Ferry
Preceding station MARC Following station
Terminus Brunswick Line Duffields
Former services
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Cumberland
toward Chicago
Main Line Duffields
North Cumbo
toward Chicago
Blairton
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Cumberland Shenandoah Duffields
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 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 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.

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. ^ https://www.railpassengers.org/site/assets/files/2186/mrb.pdf
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  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.

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