Raleigh station (Amtrak)

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Raleigh Station
Raleigh NC Amtrak Station.jpg
Location 320 W Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°46′30″N 78°38′39″W / 35.775138°N 78.644085°W / 35.775138; -78.644085Coordinates: 35°46′30″N 78°38′39″W / 35.775138°N 78.644085°W / 35.775138; -78.644085
Owned by North Carolina Railroad Company
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Connections CAT Buses
Construction
Parking Yes; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code RGH
History
Opened 1950
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2016) 155,191[1]Decrease 3.8%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
(Open only during the North Carolina State Fair)
toward Charlotte
toward Charlotte
Piedmont Terminus
toward Miami
Silver Star

Raleigh station is an Amtrak train station in Raleigh, North Carolina. It is served by four daily passenger trains: the Silver Star, two Piedmont services, and the Carolinian. The street address is 320 West Cabarrus Street, and is located just to the southwest of downtown Raleigh.

Southern Railway built the station in 1950 after leaving the 1890 Raleigh Union Station. The Southern station was not used for passenger trains from 1964 to 1985, when a pending abandonment of track by CSX Transportation forced Amtrak to move there from the former Seaboard Air Line station north of downtown. The Seaboard station was subsequently repurposed as a retail space and a restaurant.

The station is Amtrak's fourth busiest in the Southeastern United States, just behind Sanford station, New Orleans station and Charlotte station.[2] It will be replaced by the new Raleigh Union Station project in 2018.

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CAT Bus connections[edit]

  • Route 7: South Saunders
  • Route 11: Avent Ferry
  • Route 21: Caraleigh
  • Route 36: Garner Station

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  2. ^ "State Fact Sheets". Amtrak. Retrieved 2011-12-22. 

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