Rome station (New York)

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Rome
Amtrak station
Rome Amtrak station platforms.jpg
Station building viewed from the platform
Location 6599 Martin Street
Rome, NY 13440
Coordinates 43°11′58″N 75°27′00″W / 43.1995°N 75.4499°W / 43.1995; -75.4499Coordinates: 43°11′58″N 75°27′00″W / 43.1995°N 75.4499°W / 43.1995; -75.4499
Owned by City of Rome
Line(s) Empire Corridor (Mohawk Subdivision)
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections CENTRO of Oneida: 7
Construction
Parking Several free spaces[1]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code ROM
History
Opened 1914
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 9,208[2]Decrease 7.7%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Empire Service
toward Toronto
Maple Leaf
  Former services  
New York Central Railroad
toward Chicago
Water Level Route
toward Oswego
Oswego – Utica
(via Richland)
Terminus

Rome is an Neoclassical train station served by Amtrak. It is located on 6599 Martin Street in Rome, New York between the NY 26-49-69 bridge and Mill Road south of the Erie Canal.

Four Empire Service trains (two westbound to Niagara Falls and two eastbound to Penn Station in New York City) stop at Rome, as do a pair of Maple Leaf trains (one eastbound, one westbound) between Penn Station and Toronto Union Station for a total of six daily departures. CENTRO of Oneida's Rome bus routes 4 and 7 also stop at the station.

History[edit]

The current station was built between 1912 and 1914 by the New York Central Railroad south of the city proper to replace the former structure downtown.[1] Such a move was necessitated by a track realignment.

The one-and-a-half-story brick building was constructed in a Neoclassical style and includes columns flanking the vestibules, decorative grillwork and large arched windows. The waiting room includes a bowed ticket window and a series of delicate triple-globed bronze chandeliers. At the rear of the waiting room are paired symmetrical staircases with ornate openwork iron railings up to the near platform. [3]

In 1988, Amtrak conveyed the station to the city of Rome. Amtrak proposed to close the station in 1996, but the city resisted and instead found federal funds to renovate the station. The $4 million reconstruction was finished in 2004.[1]

Station layout[edit]

The station has an unusual configuration because the building is located at grade while the tracks are on a raised embankment. The low-level island platform is accessed by an under-track passage; both were constructed in 2002.[1] A side platform, now abandoned, is accessed directly from the building's second story. The platform includes enclosed passenger shelters and is heated to make snow removal unnecessary.[1]

P
Platform level
Track 2 Lake Shore Limited does not stop here
Empire Service toward Niagara Falls, NY (Syracuse)
Maple Leaf toward Toronto (Syracuse)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right Handicapped/disabled access
Track 1 Empire Service, Maple Leaf toward New York City (Utica)
Lake Shore Limited does not stop here →
G Street level Exit/entrance and station building

Notable places nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Rome, NY (ROM)". Great American Stations. Retrieved 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2017. 
  3. ^ "Rome Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 

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