Wilson station (North Carolina)

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Wilson, NC
Amtrak Palmetto Number 89 in Wilson North Carolina.jpg
Train #89 on the Palmetto route pulls into Wilson.
Location401 East Nash Street
Wilson, North Carolina
Coordinates35°43′26″N 77°54′30″W / 35.723765°N 77.908216°W / 35.723765; -77.908216Coordinates: 35°43′26″N 77°54′30″W / 35.723765°N 77.908216°W / 35.723765; -77.908216
Owned byCity of Wilson
Line(s)South End Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking20 spaces; free
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectA.M. Griffin
Architectural styleFlemish-Spanish Mission
Other information
Station codeWLN (Amtrak)
History
Opened1924
Rebuilt1996–1998
Original companyAtlantic Coast Line Railroad
Traffic
Passengers (2013)52,692[1]Increase 19%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Charlotte
Carolinian
toward New York
toward Savannah
Palmetto
Former services
Preceding station   Atlantic Coast Line Railroad   Following station
Main Line
TerminusWilson – Wilmington
toward Wilmington
Official nameAtlantic Coast Line Railroad Passenger and Freight Station
DesignatedDecember 20, 1984
Part ofWilson Central Business-Tobacco
Warehouse Historic District
Reference no.84003876[2]
Architectural styleFlemish-Spanish Mission

Wilson is an Amtrak train station in Wilson, North Carolina, United States. It is located in downtown Wilson and is part of the Wilson Central Business-Tobacco Warehouse Historic District.[3]

History[edit]

The station was originally built in 1924 by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, designed by architect A.M. Griffin, and contained a separate REA Express building. The city bought both buildings from CSX in 1994 and it was restored to its original condition between 1996 and 1998. The REA Express building was converted into a police substation.[4]

Services[edit]

The station, operated by Amtrak, provides inter-city rail service via two routes: Carolinian and Palmetto. The facility is open daily at 9:00am-5:00pm, which includes the ticket office, passenger assistance, baggage service and the waiting area.[5]

Located cater-cornered from the station is the Wilson Transportation Center, providing local and intercity bus services.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved February 7, 2015.
  3. ^ Atlantic Coastline Railroad Passenger and Baggage Depot (Wilson Historic Preservation Department)
  4. ^ Wilson Station History (NCDOT Rail)
  5. ^ "Wilson, North Carolina Train Station (WLN) - Amtrak". Retrieved April 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "Wilson NC Bus Station - Greyhound". Retrieved April 28, 2018.

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