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Hamlet is an Amtrak train station in Hamlet, North Carolina, United States. The station is located within the Main Street Commercial Historic District and is in walking distance to the National Railroad Museum and Hall of Fame.

Hamlet, NC
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Historic Hamlet Depot & Museum.jpg
Hamlet Depot after complete restoration and renovation in 2004
Location2 West Main Street, Hamlet NC 28345
Coordinates34°53′01.7″N 79°41′56.6″W / 34.883806°N 79.699056°W / 34.883806; -79.699056Coordinates: 34°53′01.7″N 79°41′56.6″W / 34.883806°N 79.699056°W / 34.883806; -79.699056
Owned byCity of Hamlet
Line(s)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingYes; free
Disabled accessYes
Architectural styleVictorian Queen Anne
Other information
StatusUnstaffed
Station codeHAM (Amtrak)
Websitewww.hamlethistoricdepot.org
History
Opened1900
Rebuilt2002–2004
Original companySeaboard Air Line Railroad
Traffic
Passengers (FY2018)4,005[1][2]Decrease 9.26%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Camden
toward Miami
Silver Star Southern Pines
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station Seaboard Air Line Railroad Following station
Kollocks
toward Tampa or Miami
Main Line Marston
toward Richmond
Gibson
toward Savannah
East Carolina Line Terminus
Rockingham Carolina Central Railway Laurinburg
toward Wilmington
Official name: Seaboard Air Line Passenger Depot
DesignatedNovember 19, 1971
Reference no.71000617[3]

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HistoryEdit

Hamlet Station was originally built in 1900 by the Seaboard Air Line Railroad as both a passenger station and a division headquarters.[4] It was originally called the Seaboard Air Line Passenger Depot and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 19, 1971.[3] Between 2001 and 2004 the entire Queen Anne-style station house was moved across a set of tracks for safety, and converted into a museum by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.[5]

ServicesEdit

The station, operated by Amtrak, provides inter-city rail service via the Silver Star. The facility is open daily at 5:30am-7:00am and at 10:30pm-12:30am; it includes a Quik-Trak kiosk, waiting area and restrooms. No baggage service is available at this station.[6]

Hamlet Depot & MuseumsEdit

Located inside the depot building, the museum showcases the history of both the Seaboard Railroad and the City of Hamlet, which includes hands-on exhibits, visual displays and interactive consoles. It also features a scaled model railroad display depicting Hamlet in the early 1950s.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hamlet, NC (HAM) - Great American Stations". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of North Carolina" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  3. ^ a b "National Register Information System – Seaboard Air Line Passenger Depot (#71000617)". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Linwood King III and Sherry Joines Wyatt (2005). "Seaboard Air Line Passenger Depot (Additional Documentation)" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. North Carolina State Historic Preservation Office. Retrieved 2015-02-01.
  5. ^ Hamlet Station Improvements (NCDOT)Broken reference link, May 2017.
  6. ^ "Hamlet, North Carolina Train Station (HAM) - Amtrak". Retrieved February 3, 2019.

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