South Portsmouth–South Shore station

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S. Shore/S. Portsmouth, KY
S Portsmouth-South Shore station.jpg
The South Portsmouth–South Shore station in March 2017.
Location Main Street & US 23
South Shore, KY 41174
Coordinates 38°43′16″N 82°57′49″W / 38.7212°N 82.9637°W / 38.7212; -82.9637Coordinates: 38°43′16″N 82°57′49″W / 38.7212°N 82.9637°W / 38.7212; -82.9637
Owned by Amtrak (shelter), CSX Transportation (parking lot & platform)
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code SPM
History
Opened 1976
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 1,123[1]Increase 6.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Cardinal
  Former services  
toward Chicago
Mountaineer
From 1975–1977
toward Norfolk

South Portsmouth–South Shore is a train station in South Shore, Kentucky, served by Amtrak, the United States' national passenger rail service. Originally located in the unincorporated community of South Portsmouth prior to construction of the Carl Perkins Bridge[when?], it began as a flag stop in June 1976.[2] The station is currently located at Main Street and US 23 in the city of South Shore. In addition to South Shore/South Portsmouth areas, the station also serves the city of Portsmouth, Ohio, which is located directly across the Ohio River. The station serves Amtrak's Cardinal, trains 50 and 51 and is an unstaffed shelter only. The tracks are owned by CSX Transportation and were once owned by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, Commonwealth of Kentucky" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Amtrack Service Called Successful". Portsmouth Daily Times. April 30, 1977. p. 3B. Retrieved July 23, 2018 – via https://newspaperarchive.com/.

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