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Rome station (New York)

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Rome is a Neoclassical train station served by Amtrak. It is located on 6599 Martin Street in Rome, New York between the NY 26-49-69 bridge and Mill Road south of the Erie Canal.

Rome, NY
Rome Amtrak station platforms.jpg
Station building viewed from the platform
Location6599 Martin Street, Rome, New York
Coordinates43°11′58″N 75°27′00″W / 43.1995°N 75.4499°W / 43.1995; -75.4499Coordinates: 43°11′58″N 75°27′00″W / 43.1995°N 75.4499°W / 43.1995; -75.4499
Owned byCity of Rome
Line(s)Empire Corridor (Mohawk Subdivision)
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsCENTRO of Oneida: 4, 7
Construction
ParkingSeveral free spaces[1]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeROM
History
Opened1914
ElectrifiedNo
Traffic
Passengers (2017)8,580[2]Decrease 6.8%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Syracuse Empire Service Utica
toward New York
Syracuse Maple Leaf
     Lake Shore Limited does not stop here
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Syracuse Niagara Rainbow Utica
Preceding station New York Central Railroad Following station
Greenway
toward Chicago
Main Line Oriskany
toward New York
Blossville
toward Oswego
OswegoUtica
(via Richland)
Oriskany
toward Utica

Four Empire Service trains (two westbound to Niagara Falls and two eastbound to Penn Station in New York City) stop at Rome, as do a pair of Maple Leaf trains (one eastbound, one westbound) between Penn Station and Toronto Union Station for a total of six daily departures. CENTRO of Oneida's Rome bus routes 4 and 7 also stop at the station.

HistoryEdit

The current station was built between 1912 and 1914 by the New York Central Railroad south of the city proper to replace the former structure downtown.[1] Such a move was necessitated by a track realignment.

The one-and-a-half-story brick building was constructed in a Neoclassical style and includes columns flanking the vestibules, decorative grillwork and large arched windows. The waiting room includes a bowed ticket window and a series of delicate triple-globed bronze chandeliers. At the rear of the waiting room are paired symmetrical staircases with ornate openwork iron railings up to the near platform.[3]

In 1988, Amtrak conveyed the station to the city of Rome. Amtrak proposed to close the station in 1996, but the city resisted and instead found federal funds to renovate the station. The $4 million reconstruction was finished in 2004.[1]

Station layoutEdit

 
Interior of Rome station, May 2015

The station has an unusual configuration because the building is located at grade while the tracks are on a raised embankment. The low-level island platform is accessed by an under-track passage; both were constructed in 2002.[1] A side platform, now abandoned, is accessed directly from the building's second story. The platform includes enclosed passenger shelters and is heated to make snow removal unnecessary.[1]

P
Platform level
Track 1      Lake Shore Limited does not stop here
     Maple Leaf toward Toronto (Syracuse)
     Empire Service toward Niagara Falls (Syracuse)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right  
Track 2      Empire Service, Maple Leaf toward New York (Utica)
     Lake Shore Limited does not stop here →
G Street level Exit/entrance and station building

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Rome, NY (ROM)". Great American Stations. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of New York" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 23 January 2018.
  3. ^ "Rome Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 10 November 2014.

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