Clemson (Amtrak station)


Clemson (Amtrak station)
Clemson
Clemsonstation.jpg
Station building, built in 1916 and moved back from the right-of-way in 2001
Station statistics
Address Calhoun Memorial Highway and College Avenue
Clemson, SC
Coordinates 34°41′28″N 82°49′57″W / 34.6910°N 82.8325°W / 34.6910; -82.8325Coordinates: 34°41′28″N 82°49′57″W / 34.6910°N 82.8325°W / 34.6910; -82.8325
Lines
Connections Clemson Area Transit
Tracks 1
Parking Yes; free
Baggage check No
Other information
Opened 1916
Code CSN
Owned by City of Clemson
Traffic
Passengers (2010) 6,941[1] increase 16%
Services
Preceding station   Amtrak   Following station
Crescent

The Clemson Amtrak Station, located in Clemson, South Carolina, is served by the Crescent passenger train. The station sits on the corner of Calhoun Memorial Highway and College Avenue, in the heart of downtown Clemson. The station was originally erected by the Southern Railway in 1916. In the early 1960s, R.C. Edwards, then Clemson University president, convinced D.W. Brosnan, president of the Southern at the time, to prefer Clemson over Seneca as the main station for the area. On January 31, 1979, the Southern discontinued passenger service, turning operations of the Crescent over to Amtrak. Clemson is situated on one of the nation's emerging high-speed rail corridors, known as the Southeast High Speed Rail Corridor or SEHSR.

Of the 11 South Carolina stations served by Amtrak, Clemson was the eighth-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 19 passengers daily.[2]

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