Peachtree Station

Infobox Station
style=Amtrak
name=Atlanta



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image_caption=Atlanta Amtrak Station
address=1688 Peachtree Street NW
Atlanta, GA
line=rail color box|system=Amtrak|line=Crescent
other=
platform=
tracks=
parking=Yes; paid
bicycle=
passengers=97,594
pass_year=2007
pass_percent=0.7
opened=1918
rebuilt=
ADA=true
code=ATL
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baggage_check=Yes
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The Atlanta Amtrak Station, located in Atlanta, Georgia, is served by the Crescent passenger train. The street address is 1688 Peachtree Street, in the Brookwood Hills section of town between Buckhead and Midtown.

Designed by architect Neel Reid, it was built in 1908 as a commuter stop on the northside of town for the Southern Railway whose main stop was Terminal Station downtown. The new station was formally named Peachtree Station by Southern, but informally it was widely referred to as Brookwood Station. Terminal Station closed in 1971, at which time Peachtree Station became the only passenger station in Atlanta still open. Amtrak took over the Crescent from Southern in 1979 and became the station's tenant.

Amtrak passengers often note that the station is small and is elevated far above the tracks, requiring use of a long stairway or elevator. This design reflects the original intent of the station as a suburban stop and the much smaller size of Atlanta at the turn of the 20th century.

Although there have been proposals for a new Amtrak station in downtown (the Atlanta Multimodal Passenger Terminal near Five Points), no final plan has ever been agreed to.

External links

* [http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/atlanta.htm Atlanta Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)]
* [http://railga.com/Depots/atlpeachtree.html Peachtree Station (Georgia's Railway History & Heritage)]


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