Centennial Station


Centennial Station
Centennial Station
Amtrak Station Lacey-Olympia.jpg
Centennial Amtrak Station Lacey-Olympia, WA
Station statistics
Address 6600 Yelm Highway SE
Lacey, WA 98513
Lines
Parking Free
Other information
Opened 1994[1]
Code OLW
Owned by Thurston County, Washington
Traffic
Passengers (2010) 62,234[2] increase 2.7% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   Amtrak   Following station
Coast Starlight
toward Seattle
toward Eugene
Cascades
toward Vancouver

Centennial Station is an Amtrak station for the Coast Starlight and Amtrak Cascades passenger trains serving Lacey and Olympia, Washington.

Local transit connections are provided by Intercity Transit. Bus routes 64 and 94 connect to Lacey and Olympia Transit centers.[3][4]

Of the eighteen Washington stations served by Amtrak, Olympia-Lacey was the fifth busiest in FY10, boarding or detraining an average of about 170 passengers daily.[5]

History

The original Union Pacific station at East Olympia was demolished in the late 1960s. It was used by the pool trains that ran between Seattle and Portland by all 3 railroads that used the line, Northern Pacific, Great Northern, and Union Pacific. Amtrak trains during the 1970s and 1980s used a wooden shelter as East Olympia's passenger train station, however the station site was remote and had no public transport, no lighting and a pot-holed gravel parking lot with a public telephone that rarely worked.[6]

The new Centennial Station was built by the non-profit Amtrak Depot Committee and opened in May 1993 following a 6-year fundraising and lobbying effort by citizens of Thurston County. It is believed to be the only Amtrak station in the nation operated entirely by volunteers.[1]

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Coordinates: 46°59′29″N 122°47′39″W / 46.99145°N 122.79403°W / 46.99145; -122.79403


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