Malvern (Amtrak station)


Malvern (Amtrak station)
Malvern
Station statistics
Address 200 East First Street
Malvern, AR 72104
Coordinates 34°21′56″N 92°48′49″W / 34.3656°N 92.8137°W / 34.3656; -92.8137
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Other information
Opened 1916
Code MVN
Traffic
Passengers (2010) 1,833[1] increase 7.7%
Services
Preceding station   Amtrak   Following station
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago
Missouri Pacific Railroad Depot-Malvern
Malvern (Amtrak station) is located in Arkansas
Location: Malvern, Arkansas, USA
Coordinates: 34°21′56″N 92°48′49″W / 34.36556°N 92.81361°W / 34.36556; -92.81361Coordinates: 34°21′56″N 92°48′49″W / 34.36556°N 92.81361°W / 34.36556; -92.81361
Architect: Missouri Pacific Railroad
MPS: Historic Railroad Depots of Arkansas MPS
NRHP Reference#:
  1. 92000615
Added to NRHP: June 11, 1992

The Malvern (Amtrak station) is located at 200 E. First Street in Malvern, Arkansas, in the former Missouri Pacific Railroad station. This 24-foot by 82-foot red brick depot was originally constructed in 1916. Malvern is served by one daily passenger train in each direction, Amtrak's Texas Eagle. Malvern Amtrak station is unstaffed, and trains stop at Malvern on a flag stop basis. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.

From 1876-1901, Malvern was the only junction point for rail passengers desiring to travel to Hot Springs National Park. Passengers arriving on the St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern, a predecessor of Missouri Pacific Railroad, would transfer at Malvern to the trains of the Hot Springs Railroad. The former roundhouse of the Hot Springs Railroad is located across the track from the Malvern Amtrak station.

Malvern is the closest Amtrak station for Hot Springs National Park, but it is now necessary to travel by automobile over the 20 miles between the two points.

Of the five Arkansas stations served by Amtrak, Malvern was the fourth busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 5 passengers daily.[2]

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