Cumberland station (Maryland)

Summary

Cumberland, MD
Cumberland Station - October 2015.jpg
Cumberland station in October 2015 with a Capitol Limited boarding.
Location201 East Harrison Street, Cumberland, Maryland
Coordinates39°39′02″N 78°45′28″W / 39.6506°N 78.7579°W / 39.6506; -78.7579Coordinates: 39°39′02″N 78°45′28″W / 39.6506°N 78.7579°W / 39.6506; -78.7579
Line(s)Cumberland Terminal Subdivision
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Connections
Other information
Station codeCUM
Traffic
Passengers (2017)11,858 annually[1]Increase 1.98%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Connellsville
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited Martinsburg
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Keyser Shenandoah Martinsburg

Cumberland is a train station in Cumberland, Maryland, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. It is also served by the Bayrunner Shuttle bus, which runs between Grantsville and BWI Airport. The station has one side platform serving the two tracks of the Cumberland Terminal Subdivision.

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides intercity service to Cumberland under the Capitol Limited route which runs between Chicago and Washington, D.C.

History

The current waiting shelter for Amtrak service in Cumberland sits on the original site of the Queen City Station. This was a 174-room hotel constructed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1871 with a ballroom, a 400-seat dining room, and gardens and fountains.[2] The station was demolished in 1972, an act which spurred conservation efforts for architecturally and historically significant structures.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Maryland" (PDF). Amtrak Government Affairs. November 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  2. ^ Feldstein, Albert L. (2006). Allegany County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia. p. 38. ISBN 978-0-7385-4381-9.
  3. ^ Newell, Dianne (1975). The Failure to Preserve the Queen City Hotel, Cumberland, Maryland. Case Studies in Preservation. Washington, D.C.: Preservation Press. ISBN 978-0-89133-023-3.

External links

Media related to Cumberland station (Maryland) at Wikimedia Commons

  • Cumberland, MD – Amtrak
  • Cumberland Amtrak Station (USA RailGuide -- TrainWeb)
  • Bayrunner Shuttle
  • Cumberland, MD (CUM) (Amtrak's Great American Stations)