Martinsburg (Amtrak station)


Martinsburg (Amtrak station)
Martinsburg
Amtrak station
MARC commuter rail station
Martinsburg railyard 2008.JPG
The historic Martinsburg Station, formerly known as the Caperton Station Hotel
Station statistics
Address 229 East Martin Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
Coordinates 39°27′31″N 77°57′38.5″W / 39.45861°N 77.960694°W / 39.45861; -77.960694Coordinates: 39°27′31″N 77°57′38.5″W / 39.45861°N 77.960694°W / 39.45861; -77.960694
Lines Amtrak: MARC:
  Brunswick Line
Connections PanTran
Platforms 1 side platform
Parking 2
Other information
Code MRB
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010) 6,986[1] increase 0.4%
Services
Preceding station   Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited
Harpers Ferry
MARC
Terminus Brunswick Line
    Former services    
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
North Mountain
Main Line
Shenandoah Junction

Martinsburg Station is a railway station in Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States served by Amtrak and MARC. The station also included the historic Baltimore and Ohio Railroad roundhouse, and Martinsburg Shops.

Located on the mainline of CSX, Martinsburg Station sits among the city's many cultural and historic destinations. The station is a restored 1848-1876 railroad hotel and its sympathetic modern train station addition at 229 East Martin Street in Martinsburg.

The nearby B&O Roundhouse.[2]

The station has seen many events historic to Berkeley County and the nation. In 1863, the hotel witnessed the destruction of the B&O Roundhouses and shops by General Stonewall Jackson, and was also the site of the first national labor strike.

Martinsburg Station is the portal to the state's first Civil War Trail (the Antietam Campaign) and the Gettysburg Campaign: General Robert E. Lee's army retreated through Martinsburg two blocks west following the "high watermark of the confederacy."

Of the ten West Virginia stations served by Amtrak, Martinsburg was the fourth busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 19 passengers daily.[1]

Local Transit Connections

PanTran Blue, Red and Green bus routes originate and terminate at the station. Blue and Red routes stop there approximately once every hour and half, running between 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM on weekdays and roughly between 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM on Saturdays (see route schedules for details). The Green Route provides a shuttle service between the station and Shepherd University during weekday rush hours while the university is in session.

References

  1. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of West Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/factsheets/WESTVIRGINIA10.pdf. Retrieved 2011-1-6. 
  2. ^ (©2000 A.E. Crane, courtesy of byways.org)


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