Salisbury (Amtrak station)

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Salisbury (NC) station front.jpg
Entrance to the historic Salisbury Station
Location Depot and Liberty Streets
Salisbury, NC
Coordinates 35°40′02″N 80°27′58″W / 35.6673°N 80.4662°W / 35.6673; -80.4662Coordinates: 35°40′02″N 80°27′58″W / 35.6673°N 80.4662°W / 35.6673; -80.4662
Owned by Historic Salisbury Foundation
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code SAL
Opened 1908
Rebuilt 1993-1996, 1999
Passengers (2013) 31,539[1]Increase 14%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
(Open only during the Barbecue Festival)
toward New Orleans
toward Charlotte
toward Raleigh
(Open only during the Barbecue Festival)
toward Raleigh
Salisbury Southern Railroad Passenger Depot
Salisbury (NC) station waiting area.jpg
Waiting area
Location E side of Depot St. between Kerr and Council Sts., Salisbury, North Carolina
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1907 (1907)
Architect Milburn, Frank P.
Architectural style Mission/spanish Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 75001290[2]
Added to NRHP July 30, 1975

The Salisbury Amtrak Station, located in Salisbury, North Carolina, is served by three passenger trains. The street address is Depot and Liberty Streets, and is located in the heart of historic downtown Salisbury.

The station was constructed in 1908 by the Southern Railroad and was designed by Frank P. Milburn in the Spanish Mission Style.[3] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, but was nearly demolished until it was bought by the Historic Salisbury Foundation in 1984.[4] Renovations began in 1993 and were completed by 1996,[5] although NCDOT gave the foundation extra funding in 1999 to enlarge the waiting room. It is located in the Salisbury Railroad Corridor Historic District.




  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ Robert Topkins and Mary Alice Hinson (June 1975). "Salisbury Southern Railroad Passenger Depot" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01. 
  4. ^ Salisbury Station (NCDOT Rail)
  5. ^ Salisbury Station (Historic Salisbury Foundation)

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