Arcadia Valley station

Arcadia Valley station is a passenger rail station in Arcadia, Missouri. The station is located on Amtrak's Texas Eagle line.

Arcadia Valley, MO
The Arcadia Valley station two months after opening.
General information
Location13700 Highway 21
Arcadia, Missouri
United States
Coordinates37°35′32″N 90°37′28″W / 37.59222°N 90.62444°W / 37.59222; -90.62444
Owned byOur Town Tomorrow (OTT)
Line(s)Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms1 side platform
Train operatorsAmtrak
Other information
Station codeAmtrak: ACD
November 20, 2016
Previous namesArcadia–Ironton
FY 2022876[1] (Amtrak)
Preceding station Amtrak Following station
Poplar Bluff Texas Eagle St. Louis
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station Missouri Pacific Railroad Following station
toward Texarkana
Texarkana – St. Louis Ironton
toward St. Louis

Background edit

Passenger service in the Arcadia Valley was once served by St. Louis, Iron Mountain and Southern Railway with a northbound depot in Arcadia and a southbound depot in Ironton.[2] A new depot was constructed by Missouri Pacific in 1941 to consolidate the depots in Arcadia and Ironton.[2] The new depot was called Arcadia-Ironton to assuage bickering between the two towns on its naming.[2] Passenger service ceased in 1965 and the depot is currently occupied by the Arcadia Valley Chamber of Commerce and the Iron County Historical Society.[2]

The proposed train station began in 2010 when Our Town Tomorrow coordinated with Chamber Tourism Committee for Arcadia Valley to pursue an Amtrak stop.[3] In 2012, Amtrak, MoDOT, Union Pacific, and community members came forward to work together drafting documents and secure funds for the new train station.[4] After securing over $600,000 in funds needed to construct the new station, ground was broken in April 2016.[3] The station was completed in October, and was formally opened with a ribbon cutting and ceremonial train stop for dignitaries on November 17, 2016.[4][5] Regular passenger service commenced on November 20, 2016.[6][7]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2022: State of Missouri" (PDF). Amtrak. June 2023. Retrieved August 30, 2023.
  2. ^ a b c d Abney, John (2014). "2nd Annual St. Louis Chapter NRHS Railroad Station Tour – March 29, 2014: Arcadia-Ironton, MO" (PDF). National Railway Historical Society: St. Louis Chapter. p. 3. Retrieved September 21, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Pribble, Randy (May 4, 2016). "Ground broken for Amtrak station platform". The Mountain Echo. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Jenkins, Kevin R. (August 22, 2016). "AV Amtrak project 'back on track' after delays". Daily Journal. Retrieved September 18, 2016.
  5. ^ Jenkins, Kevin R. (November 19, 2016). "Arcadia Valley welcomes Amtrak". Daily Journal. Retrieved November 19, 2016.
  6. ^ "AV Amtrak's first passengers — coming and going". Daily Journal. December 1, 2016. Retrieved December 28, 2016.
  7. ^ Magliari, Marc (November 18, 2016). "Texas Eagle makes daily stops in a geologically rich and historic region". Amtrak News Release. Retrieved December 28, 2016.

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