Raleigh station (Amtrak)

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Raleigh Station
Raleigh NC Amtrak Station.jpg
Location 320 W Cabarrus Street
Raleigh, North Carolina
United States
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
Line(s) H-Line
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Bus transport GoRaleigh: 21
Construction
Parking 80 spaces; free
Bicycle facilities Yes [1]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code RGH (Amtrak)
History
Opened 1950
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2017) 150,919 [2]
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
(Seasonal)
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 Amtrak moved there.

Previously, Amtrak had used the old Seaboard Air Line Railroad station on Semart Drive. However, when CSX, successor to Seaboard, abandoned the S-Line between Norlina and Petersburg, Amtrak was forced to reroute its trains between Raleigh and the Northeast through Selma. The old Southern station was better suited for this new route.

The station is Amtrak's fourth busiest in the Southeastern United States, just behind Sanford, New Orleans and Charlotte.[3] It will be replaced by the new Raleigh Union Station in 2018.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bikes on Board". NCDOT. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 
  3. ^ "State Fact Sheets". Amtrak. Retrieved 2018-03-01. 

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