Staunton (Amtrak station)


Staunton (Amtrak station)

Infobox Station
style=Amtrak
name=Staunton



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address=1 Middlebrook Avenue
Staunton, VA
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passengers=6,345
pass_year=2007
pass_percent=-0.9
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The Staunton Amtrak station is located at 1 Middlebrook Avenue in Staunton, Virginia. The station is downtown in the [http://www.nps.gov/history/nr/travel/VAmainstreet/wha.htm Wharf Area Historic District] . The station is a stop on Amtrak's Cardinal line, which runs from New York to Chicago, and has restrooms and waiting benches, but no ticket office. It serves a large area of the Shenandoah Valley. (Staunton no longer has intercity bus service. The closest Greyhound/Trailways station is 30 miles away. [cite web |url=http://www.staunton.va.us/default.asp?pageID=7763BBBD-821E-44C3-8AF5-BC8AD2A96588 |title=Getting Around and to Staunton |publisher=City of Staunton |accessdate=2008-04-13 ] )

Next to the station are restaurants, art studios and other attractions. An historic wooden bridge and paved trail leads to the Sears House in Woodrow Wilson Park. The old Staunton jail is nearby.Fact|date=April 2008 Next to the station is a Chessie System caboose. [cite web |url=http://cencalrails.railfan.net/cabooseW.html |title=Caboose, Index W |work=Central California Rails |accessdate=2008-06-12 "See also" [http://cencalrails.railfan.net/wm1811ga.jpglinked photograph] .] [cite web |url=http://www.trainweb.org/jackturner/2006e04a/ |title=Florida to Indianapolis and Return by Rail |first=Jack M. |last=Turner |work=TrainWeb |accessdate=2008-06-12 ]

The site of the station has been a railroad depot since 1854.

References

External links

* [http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/staunton.htm Staunton Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide - Train Web)]
*" [http://www.newsleader.com/communities/overview/railroad.html Area Overview: History: Railroads] ", "The News Leader". Retrieved on 2008-04-13.


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