Anniston station Article

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Anniston, AL
AnnistonStation.jpg
Street side of the station during the 2008 restoration
Location126 West 4th Street [1]
Anniston, Alabama
United States
Coordinates 33°38′57″N 85°49′56″W / 33.64917°N 85.83222°W / 33.64917; -85.83222
ANNISTON STATION Latitude and Longitude:

33°38′57″N 85°49′56″W / 33.64917°N 85.83222°W / 33.64917; -85.83222
Owned byCity of Anniston
Line(s) Norfolk Southern Railway
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks3
Construction
Parking10 short and 5 long term spaces [1]
Disabled accessWheelchair lift
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: ATN
History
Opened1926 [2]
Original company Southern Railway
Traffic
Passengers (2017)4,255 [3]Decrease 12.6%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward  New Orleans
Crescent
toward  New York

Anniston is an Amtrak train station at 126 West 4th Street in Anniston, Alabama. It is served by the Crescent passenger train. The station was originally designed by Milo R. Hanker and built in 1925 for the Southern Railway, [4] and was one of the last railroad-operated active passenger stations in the country, as the Southern Crescent (predecessor to the current Amtrak train) was still operated by the Southern well into the Amtrak era.

In 2008, the city completed a full rehabilitation of the classical revival depot, primarily using funds obtained through the Federal Highway Administration's Transportation Enhancements (TE) program. [1]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Anniston, AL (ATN)". Great American Stations. Amtrak. Retrieved 2015-12-01. After purchasing the classically-inspired depot from Norfolk Southern Railway, Anniston renovated it to serve as a busy intermodal center
  2. ^ "L. L. Pond, Ticket Agent Here, Retires After 40 Years On Job". Anniston Star. 12 April 1953. p. 2. Archived from the original on 17 August 2014. Retrieved 10 August 2014 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheets - State of Alabama, FY 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  4. ^ "Anniston, AL — Great American Stations". www.greatamericanstations.com. Retrieved 2016-07-09.

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