Kingstree station

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Kingstree, SC
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Kingstree SC Amtrak Station; Newer Sign.JPG
Kingstree Amtrak Station under restoration; April 2011.
Location101 East Main Street South Carolina 261.svg
Kingstree, SC 29556
Coordinates 33°39′49″N 79°49′45″W / 33.6637°N 79.8291°W / 33.6637; -79.8291
Latitude and Longitude:

33°39′49″N 79°49′45″W / 33.6637°N 79.8291°W / 33.6637; -79.8291
Line(s) Charleston Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Construction
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeKTR
History
Opened1909
Passengers
201314,669 [1]Decrease 1%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Charleston
toward Savannah
Palmetto Florence
toward New York
Charleston
toward Miami
Silver Meteor
Former services
Preceding station Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Following station
Salters
toward Tampa
Main Line Lake City
toward Richmond
Kingstree Amtrak Station
Kingstree station is located in South Carolina
Kingstree station
Kingstree station is located in the United States
Kingstree station
Part of Kingstree Historic District ( ID82003906 [2])
MPS Kingstree MRA
Added to NRHPJune 28, 1982

Kingstree is a train station in Kingstree, South Carolina, operated by Amtrak, the United States' railroad passenger system. It was originally built by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1909. The station survived the merger of the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line Railroads into the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1967, only to terminate passenger service in 1971. Amtrak service to Kingstree began on June 15, 1976, with the introduction of the Palmetto. [3] The station is currently part of the Kingstree Historic District.

The two tracks at Kingstree Station cross the intersection of East Main Street ( SC 261) and Hampton Avenue. Four streets named "Railroad Avenue" run along the tracks near the station. South Railroad Avenue on the west side of the tracks is on the corner of the station house itself, while South Railroad Avenue on the east side of the tracks is a dead end street running south of Ashton Avenue. On the north side of East Main Street, North Railroad Avenue on the west side of the tracks begins at Hampton Avenue just north of its southern terminus with East Main Street, while North Railroad Avenue on the east side begins at East Main Street itself.

References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of South Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  3. ^ "Southern Amtrak passenger train scheduled". News-Tribune. April 11, 1976. Retrieved 2011-07-04.

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