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Martinsburg (Amtrak station)

Martinsburg
Amtrak station
MARC commuter rail station
The Martinsburg station, facing the overhead walkway to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad roundhouse as seen from the concrete platform in July 2012.
Station statistics
Address 229 East Martin Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401
Line(s) Amtrak: MARC:
Connections PanTran
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Parking 81 spaces
Other information
Opened 1848
Station code MRB
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 9,331[1] Increase 8% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited
toward Washington, DC
MARC
Terminus Brunswick Line
toward Union Station
  Former services  
Baltimore and Ohio
Main Line
Caperton Station Hotel
Martinsburg (Amtrak station) is located in West Virginia
Martinsburg (Amtrak station)
Location 229 East Martin Street
Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
Coordinates
Built 1848
Architectural style Italianate
Governing body Local
Part of Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District (#80004415[2])
Added to NRHP December 10, 1980

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. It is also a contributing property to the Baltimore and Ohio and Related Industries Historic District.[3]

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-water mark of the Confederacy."

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.

Ridership

  • Daily MARC Inbound Boardings: 183

References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of West Virginia" (PDF).  
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  3. ^ Martinsburg Station & Hotel, Martin Street, Martinsburg, Berkeley, WV: 1 photo, 1 data page, and 1 photo caption page at Historic American Building Survey

External links

  • Media related to at Wikimedia Commons
  • Amtrak – Stations – Martinsburg, WV
  • Martinsburg Amtrak-MARC Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
  • Martinsburg, WV (MRB) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)
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