Martinsburg station

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MARC train.svg
Amtrak station
MARC commuter rail station
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.
Location 229 East Martin Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
Line(s) Amtrak:MARC:
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Connections PanTran
Parking 81 spaces
Other information
Station code MRB
Opened 1848
Passengers (2017) 11,267[1]Increase 1.31% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited
TerminusBrunswick Line
Former services
Preceding station   Baltimore and Ohio   Following station
Main Line
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Cincinnati
Caperton Station Hotel
Martinsburg station is located in West Virginia
Martinsburg station
Location 229 East Martin Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
Coordinates 39°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
Built 1848
Architectural style Italianate
Part of Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District (#80004415[2])
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 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 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]

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.


MARC (2013): 177


  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). Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress Martinsburg Station & Hotel, Martin Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV Martinsburg Station & Hotel, Martin Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley County, WV Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 2015-01-10.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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