West Palm Beach (Tri-Rail station)

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West Palm Beach
Amtrak station
SFRTA - Tri-Rail
West Palm Beach SAL 001.jpg
Station statistics
Address201 South Tamarind Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida
LinesAmtrak: SFRTA:
ConnectionsIntercity Bus Greyhound
Local Transit Palm Tran
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Opened1925
Rebuilt1991
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
CodeWPB
Owned byCity of West Palm Beach
Fare zone1
Traffic
Passengers (2012)67,992 (Amtrak)[1] Increase 2.5%
Services
Preceding station Amtrak Following station
toward Miami
Silver Star
Silver Meteor
SFRTA
Tri-Rail
Terminus
Seaboard Coastline Railroad Passenger Station
West Palm Beach (Tri-Rail station) is located in Florida
Location:West Palm Beach, Florida
Coordinates:26°42′44.32″N 80°03′44.27″W / 26.7123111°N 80.0622972°W / 26.7123111; -80.0622972Coordinates: 26°42′44.32″N 80°03′44.27″W / 26.7123111°N 80.0622972°W / 26.7123111; -80.0622972
Built:1925[3][4]
Architect:L. Philips Clarke
Architectural style:Mission/Spanish Revival[2]
Governing body:Private
NRHP Reference#:73000600[2]
Added to NRHP:June 19, 1973
 
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West Palm Beach
Amtrak station
SFRTA - Tri-Rail
West Palm Beach SAL 001.jpg
Station statistics
Address201 South Tamarind Avenue
West Palm Beach, Florida
LinesAmtrak: SFRTA:
ConnectionsIntercity Bus Greyhound
Local Transit Palm Tran
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Other information
Opened1925
Rebuilt1991
AccessibleHandicapped/disabled access
CodeWPB
Owned byCity of West Palm Beach
Fare zone1
Traffic
Passengers (2012)67,992 (Amtrak)[1] Increase 2.5%
Services
Preceding station Amtrak Following station
toward Miami
Silver Star
Silver Meteor
SFRTA
Tri-Rail
Terminus
Seaboard Coastline Railroad Passenger Station
West Palm Beach (Tri-Rail station) is located in Florida
Location:West Palm Beach, Florida
Coordinates:26°42′44.32″N 80°03′44.27″W / 26.7123111°N 80.0622972°W / 26.7123111; -80.0622972Coordinates: 26°42′44.32″N 80°03′44.27″W / 26.7123111°N 80.0622972°W / 26.7123111; -80.0622972
Built:1925[3][4]
Architect:L. Philips Clarke
Architectural style:Mission/Spanish Revival[2]
Governing body:Private
NRHP Reference#:73000600[2]
Added to NRHP:June 19, 1973

West Palm Beach Station is a train station in West Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida, which is served by Amtrak passenger rail and Tri-Rail commuter rail service. It is located at 203 - 209 South Tamarind Avenue, south of First Street/Banyan Boulevard.

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Operations

The station officially opened to passengers in January 1925 as a Seaboard Air Line Railway depot. The building was designed by the Palm Beach architectural firm of Harvey & Clarke.[5] Among other Seaboard trains, the station was served by the Orange Blossom Special until 1953, and the Silver Meteor beginning in 1939. Amtrak maintained Silver Meteor service to the station when it took over intercity passenger train service in 1971. Both the Silver Meteor and Amtrak's Silver Star continue to use the station. The station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 19, 1973. Tri-Rail service to the station began in 1989.

Since the 1997 closure of the Palm Beach Airport station closer to Palm Beach International Airport, Tri-Rail passengers access the airport via taxi and fixed bus route.

Transit connections

Palm Tran

Route #Route nameSchedule & mapNote
1
Palm Beach GardensBoca Raton via Dixie Highway (US 1)
#1
2
Palm Beach GardensBoca Raton via Congress Ave (SR 807)
#2
31
West Palm Beach Cross-town via 45th Street
#31
40
Downtown West Palm Beach ↔ Wellington or Belle Glade via Southern Boulevard (SR 80) and South Congress Ave (SR 807)
#40
Limited-stop service to Belle Glade during rush hour
41
Downtown West Palm Beach ↔ Palm Beach Inlet
#41
43
Downtown West Palm Beach ↔ The Mall at Wellington Green via Okeechobee Blvd (US 27)
#43
44
West Palm Beach Crosstown (Downtown West Palm Beach ↔ Lake Point Center via Belvedere Road)
#44
45
Downtown West Palm Beach ↔ Lake Clarke Shores via Parker, Lake and Florida Mango
#45
No Sunday service
49
Downtown West Palm Beach ↔ Executive Center
#49

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Notes

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. December 2012. http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/factsheets/FLORIDA12.pdf. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
  2. ^ a b "National Register of Historical Places - Florida (FL), Palm Beach County". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-03-30. http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/FL/Palm+Beach/state2.html.
  3. ^ "Seaboard Coast Line Railway Passenger Station". Florida Heritage Tourism Interactive Catalog. Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs. 2007-03-30. http://www.flheritage.com/facts/reports/places/index.cfm?fuseaction=ListAreas&county=palm%20beach.
  4. ^ "Palm Beach County". Florida's History Through Its Places. Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs. 2007-03-30. http://www.flheritage.com/preservation/markers/markers.cfm?ID=palm%20beach.
  5. ^ Picciochi, Sandie (November 9, 1988). "Roaring'20s Bash Will Raise Funds For Historic Rail Station". Sun Sentinel - Fort Lauderdale: 15.

References

External links

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