Cumberland (Amtrak station)


Cumberland (Amtrak station)
Cumberland
Station statistics
Address East Harrison & Queen City Street
Cumberland, MD 21502
Coordinates 39°39′02″N 78°45′28″W / 39.6506°N 78.7579°W / 39.6506; -78.7579Coordinates: 39°39′02″N 78°45′28″W / 39.6506°N 78.7579°W / 39.6506; -78.7579
Lines
Connections Bayrunner Shuttle
Other information
Code CUM
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010) 12,492[1] increase 8.8% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited

The Cumberland Amtrak station is a train station in Cumberland, Maryland, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. It is also served by Bayrunner Shuttle that starts in Grantsville and ends at BWI Airport. The station is unmanned.

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History

The current waiting shelter for Amtrak service in Cumberland sits on the original site of the magnificent Queen City Station. This was a 150 room hotel constructed by the B&O with ornate gardens and fountains. The station was demolished in 1972, an act which spurred on conservation efforts for architecturally and historically significant structures.

Notable visiting trains

A lot of interesting passenger equipment has passed through Cumberland, including numerous examples of privately owned railcars (known as private varnish), Amtrak's experimental TurboTrain, and the luxury American-European Express. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus Train still passes through town on its way between major shows.

Current Service

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides intercity service to Cumberland under the Capitol Limited route.

Of the six Maryland stations served by Amtrak, Cumberland was the fifth-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 35 passengers daily.[2]

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