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Greensburg, PA
Pennsylvanian Greensburg.jpg
Location Harrison Avenue & Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 40°18′16″N 79°32′48″W / 40.30444°N 79.54667°W / 40.30444; -79.54667
Owned by StoneKim Properties LLC
Line(s) Keystone Corridor (Pittsburgh Line)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Westmoreland County Transit Authority
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GNB
History
Opened 1912
Rebuilt 1995
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2017) 13,634 Increase 0.6%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Pittsburgh
Terminus
Pennsylvanian Latrobe
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Pittsburgh
toward Chicago
Three Rivers
1995–2005
Latrobe
toward New York
Broadway Limited
Until 1995
Johnstown
toward New York
Wilkinsburg National Limited Latrobe
Pitcairn
toward Pittsburgh
Fort Pitt Latrobe
toward Altoona
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Radebaugh
toward Chicago
Main Line Donohoe
toward New York or Exchange Place
Terminus Hempfield Branch County Home Junction
toward Gratztown
Preceding station Conrail Following station
Jeanette
toward Pittsburgh
Parkway Limited Terminus
Greensburg Railroad Station
Greensburg train station.jpg
The Greensburg station house.
Built 1911
Architect William H. Cookman
Architectural style Jacobean Revival
NRHP reference No. 77001202
Added to NRHP November 7, 1977

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.

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.

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