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Harpers Ferry, WV
Harpers Ferry Amtrak Station1.jpg
Harpers Ferry Amtrak–MARC station
Location 120 Potomac Street, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
United States
Owned by National Park Service
Line(s) Cumberland Subdivision
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Local Transit PanTran
Construction
Parking 98 spaces
Disabled access No
Other information
Station code HFY
History
Opened 1889
Traffic
Passengers (2019) 7,920 Increase 3.69% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Martinsburg
toward Chicago
Capitol Limited Rockville
Preceding station MARC Following station
Duffields
towards Martinsburg
Brunswick Line Brunswick
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Martinsburg
Terminus
Blue Ridge
ended 1986
Brunswick
Duffields
toward Cincinnati (River Road)
Shenandoah
ended 1981
Preceding station Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Following station
Duffields
toward Chicago
Main Line Brunswick
Engle
toward Chicago
Sandy Hook
Millville
toward Strasburg
Strasburg Branch Terminus
Harpers Ferry Train Station
U.S. Historic district
Contributing property
Location Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA
Part of Harpers Ferry Historic District (ID79002584)
Added to NRHP 1979

Harpers Ferry station is a railway station in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. It is currently served by Amtrak's Capitol Limited as well as MARC commuter service. Built by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, the station is part of the Harpers Ferry Historic District.

It is a wooden frame Victorian style building, dating from 1889. It sits on buried foundations of original Harpers Ferry armory buildings.

In 2007, the station was rededicated following a $2.2 million renovation, which included restoration of the station's tower.

Station layout

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Platform level
Side platform
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Side platform
Street level Exit/entrance, station house, parking

Ridership

MARC (2013): 104

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