Rome station (New York)
Station building viewed from the platform
|Location||6599 Martin Street, Rome, New York|
|Owned by||City of Rome|
|Line(s)||Empire Corridor (Mohawk Subdivision)|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||CENTRO of Oneida: 4, 7|
|Parking||Several free spaces|
|Passengers (2017)||8,580 6.8%|
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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
|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|
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