Lawrence station (Kansas)

Lawrence is a train station in Lawrence, Kansas, United States, served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief train. The Lawrence station was built in 1956 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway to replace the Atchison Topeka Santa Fe Station built in 1883 which was damaged by the 1951 flood. The Mid-Century Modern station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Lawrence, KS
Lawrence Amtrack Station June 3rd 2019.jpg
Lawrence Amtrak station (facing south), 2019
Location413 East 7th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Coordinates38°58′16″N 95°13′50″W / 38.9712°N 95.2305°W / 38.9712; -95.2305Coordinates: 38°58′16″N 95°13′50″W / 38.9712°N 95.2305°W / 38.9712; -95.2305
Owned byBNSF Railway
Line(s)BNSF Railway Topeka Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeLRC
History
OpenedFebruary 7, 1956[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)9,834[2]Increase 16.2%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Topeka Southwest Chief Kansas City
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Topeka
toward Dallas or Houston
Lone Star Kansas City
toward Chicago
Preceding station Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Following station
Lecompton Main Line Eudora
toward Chicago
Vinland
toward Ottawa
Ottawa – Lawrence Terminus

In 2011 the station underwent more than $1.5 million in improvements, including the construction of a new 500 feet (150 m) platform and repairs to the platform canopy, new lighting and improved access for persons with disabilities.[4] A ceremony was held on December 3 to mark the end of the project.[4] The City of Lawrence assumed ownership in 2017, and has been awarded a $1.2 million grant to carry out a complete restoration of the structure. The majority of the restoration is expected to be complete in 2018. [5] The station was added to the Register of Kansas Historic Places on November 18, 2017, and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2018.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "New Station is Opened". The Iola Register. Iola, Kansas. February 6, 1956. p. 2. Retrieved January 1, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Kansas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 17 December 2017.
  3. ^ Great American Stations. Retrieved 3 December 2013
  4. ^ a b "Amtrak marks completion of Kansas station improvements". Progressive Railroading. 6 December 2011. Archived from the original on 8 December 2011. Retrieved 8 December 2011.
  5. ^ http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2017/dec/06/2-million-restoration-santa-fe-depot-moves-forward/

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