Williamsburg Transportation Center

Williamsburg Transportation Center is an intermodal transit station in Williamsburg, Virginia. Operated by the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority, it also serves Amtrak's Northeast Regional train as well as Greyhound Lines and Hampton Roads Transit intercity buses. The transportation center was formerly a Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) passenger station.

Williamsburg, VA
Williamsburg depot.jpg
General information
Location468 North Boundary Street
Williamsburg, Virginia
United States
Coordinates37°16′32″N 76°42′28″W / 37.27556°N 76.70778°W / 37.27556; -76.70778Coordinates: 37°16′32″N 76°42′28″W / 37.27556°N 76.70778°W / 37.27556; -76.70778
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Connections
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak: WBG
History
Opened1935
Passengers
FY 202128,397[1] (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Newport News
Terminus
Northeast Regional Richmond–Main Street
Former services
Preceding station Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Following station
Toano
toward Cincinnati
Main Line Grove

HistoryEdit

 
Northeast Regional at the station, February 2008

In 1873, the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway (C&O) line led by Collis P. Huntington had connected Richmond with the Ohio River Valley at Huntington, West Virginia. In 1881, the Peninsula Extension of the C&O brought the line east to the new city of Newport News. Williamsburg initially allowed tracks to be placed down the main street of town, Duke of Gloucester Street, and even directly through the ruins of the historic capitol building. As regular service was established, the main line was soon relocated slightly north.

Williamsburg's original station was replaced in 1907 with a brick structure, in conjunction with the tercentenary of Jamestown. Then in 1935, the 1907 station was replaced with the present station building with funding from John D. Rockefeller Jr.

C&O passenger service to Williamsburg was replaced in 1971 by Amtrak.

Station layoutEdit

The station is served by two Amtrak trains a day in each direction, with direct service to Newport News, Richmond, and points along the Northeast Corridor from Washington DC through New York City to Boston. Intercity bus service is provided by Greyhound Lines (Carolina Trailways), Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) and the Williamsburg Area Transit Authority.

Ground level Station house, parking, buses
Side platform, doors will open on the left, right
Track 1      Northeast Regional toward Newport News (Terminus)
     Northeast Regional toward Boston (Richmond – Main Street)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2021: Commonwealth of Virginia" (PDF). Amtrak. August 2022. Retrieved September 27, 2022.

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