Rome (Amtrak station)
Station building viewed from the platform
|Address||6599 Martin Street
Rome, NY 13440
|Connections||CENTRO of Oneida|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Parking||Several free spaces|
|Passengers (2012)||9,315 1.4%|
The current station was built between 1912 and 1914 by the New York Central Railroad south of the city proper to replace the former structure downtown. Such a move was necessitated by a track realignment.
In 1988, Amtrak conveyed the station to the city of Rome. Amtrak proposed to close the station in 1996, but the city resisted and instead found federal funds to renovate the station. The $4 million reconstruction was finished in 2004.
The station has an unusual configuration because the station building is located at grade while the tracks are on a raised embankment. The center platform is accessed by an under-track passage; both were constructed in 2002. A side platform, now abandoned, is accessed directly from the building's second story. The platform includes enclosed passenger shelters and is heated to obviate the need for snow removal.
Four Empire Service trains (two westbound to Niagara Falls and two eastbound to Penn Station in New York City) stop at Rome, as do a pair of Maple Leaf trains (one eastbound, one westbound) between Penn Station and Toronto Union Station for a total of six daily departures. CENTRO of Oneida's Rome bus routes 4 and 7 also stop at the station.
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