J. Douglas Galyon Depot, Greensboro

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J. Douglas Galyon Depot, also known as Greensboro station, is an intermodal transit facility in Greensboro, North Carolina. Located at 236 East Washington Street in downtown Greensboro, it serves Amtrak passenger rail and is the city's main hub for local and intercity buses.The station was built in 1927. Train service was moved to a new building outside downtown in 1979. The historic station was renovated and reopened as a transit center in 2005.HistoryThe station was originally built in 1927 as the Greensboro Southern Railway Depot. It was a replacement for an 1899 Southern Railway Depot that still exists today, albeit without the gabled-third story and cupola it had in the past. The 1927 depot was donated to the city in 1978, a year before the Southern Railroad finally gave up passenger service. Though efforts to return service to the old station date as far back as 1993, it was not reopened to the public until October 1, 2005.Designed by the New York architectural firm of Alfred T. Fellheimer & Steward Wagner, the 1927 Beaux-Arts facade of the Greensboro station features Ionic columns, a full entablature, and a three-story arched entry. Inside, the ticketing area features a vast mural displaying the service area of the Southern Railway system in the 1920s. The station is served by three Amtrak trains: the Crescent, the and the. It also serves Greensboro Transit Authority and Piedmont Authority for Regional Transportation buses and intercity bus companies.
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  • Where else can you leave your car for 30 days free of charge when traveling on Amtrak? Nowhere ! The depot is well patrolled and no loitering is allowed. This has to be one of Amtrak's best stations.....  more »
  • Sadly train travel (at least in this part of the US) is a lost mode of transportation. We enjoy traveling the Eastern corridor via Amtrak. Our travels have taken us to Philadelphia and recently to.....  more »
  • Station was absolutely beautiful . There were plenty of old southern artifacts and paintings on the wall . Piedmont , Carolinian , and Crescent Amtrak service all serve this station .  more »
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