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Greensburg station

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Platforms  2 side platforms
Opened  1912
Architectural style  Jacobean architecture
Tracks  2
Phone  +1 800-872-7245
Greensburg station
Location  Harrison Ave. & Seton Hill Dr. Greensburg, PA 15601
Owned by  StoneKim Properties LLC
Line(s)  Keystone Corridor (Pittsburgh Line)
Connections  Westmoreland County Transit Authority
Address  199 Seton Hill Dr, Greensburg, PA 15601, USA
Connection  Westland County Transit Authority
Similar  Latrobe station, Connellsville station, Union Station, Johnstown station, Huntingdon station

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Greensburg is an Amtrak railway station located approximately 30 miles (48 km) east of Pittsburgh at Harrison Avenue and Seton Hill Drive in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The station is located just north of the city center. It is served only by Amtrak's Pennsylvanian, which operates once daily in each direction.

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History

The station was opened in 1912 by the Pennsylvania Railroad as part of a project to elevate the right-of-way as it passed through Greensburg. William Holmes Cookman served as architect. The depot is constructed of red brick laid in a Flemish bond pattern with stone trim and quoins on the building’s corners; the overall architectural style is Jacobean Revival. A tall square clock tower is topped by a copper ogee dome with finial. Ornamented parapets with center cartouches and corner finials surround the dome.

From March to November, 1981, the station was the eastern terminus of PennDOT's Parkway Limited train, which took commuters to Pittsburgh. Until 2005, Greensburg was served by the Three Rivers (a replacement service for the Broadway Limited), an extended version of the Pennsylvanian that terminated in Chicago. Its cancellation marked the first time in Greensburg's railway history that the town was served by a single daily passenger train. The small shelter that serves as the present station has no ticket office.

The station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1977. The historic station now houses a restaurant.

Westmoreland County Transit Authority's transit center is approximately 0.3 miles (0.48 km) south of the train station. All WCTA bus routes pass through Greensburg Station at the transit center. Greyhound also has a bus stop at the WCTA transit center.

References

Greensburg station Wikipedia


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