Selma–Smithfield (Amtrak station)

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Selma-Smithfield CSX Freight-2-.JPG
Freight train heads north in front of Selma's historic Amtrak Station
Location 500 East Railroad Street
Selma, NC
Platforms 3 side platforms (2 used)
Tracks 4
Parking Yes; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code SSM
Opened 1924
Rebuilt 2002
Passengers (2013) 13,222[1]Decrease 1.2%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
toward Savannah
  Former services  
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Main Line
Selma Union Depot
Selma Union Depot-NRHP.JPG
Plaques for Selma Union Depot's NRHP status and 2002 restoration.
Selma–Smithfield (Amtrak station) is located in North Carolina
Selma–Smithfield (Amtrak station)
Location E. Railroad St., Selma, North Carolina
Coordinates 35°31′57″N 78°16′50″W / 35.53250°N 78.28056°W / 35.53250; -78.28056Coordinates: 35°31′57″N 78°16′50″W / 35.53250°N 78.28056°W / 35.53250; -78.28056
Area less than one acre
Built 1924 (1924)
Architect Griffin, A.M.
Governing body Local
MPS Selma, North Carolina MRA
NRHP Reference # 82003482[2]
Added to NRHP June 24, 1982

The Selma–Smithfield Amtrak Station, located in Selma, North Carolina, was previously known as the Selma Union Depot and is served by two Amtrak passenger trains, the Palmetto and the Carolinian. The street address is 500 East Railroad Street, and is located in the heart of historic downtown Selma. The station was originally built in 1924 by the Atlantic Coast Line and Southern Railroads, and added to the National Register of Historic Places on June 24, 1982.[3] Amtrak service to Selma began on October 31, 1982, when the Palmetto began stopping there.[4]


The old freight house is located to the west of the station on Railroad Street and South Webb Avenue. A maintenance shed is located to the north. Two tracks exist along the east side of the station, another one exists along the south side, and the fourth is a section of curved track behind the station that connects two of the tracks. Three platforms exist at the station, one of which is along the curved track. A parking space exclusively for the handicapped can be found between the curve and the station house.



  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. ^ Thomas A. Greco (August 1980). "Union Station" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-01-01. 
  4. ^ Norton, Debbie (November 11, 1982). "Businessbeat". Star-News. Retrieved 2011-07-04. 

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