Altoona Transportation Center

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Altoona Transportation Center
Altoona station.jpg
Altoona Transportation Center's Amtrak platform
Location1231 11th Avenue
Altoona, PA 16601
Coordinates40°30′56″N 78°24′4″W / 40.51556°N 78.40111°W / 40.51556; -78.40111
Owned byRedevelopment Authority of Altoona
Line(s)Keystone Corridor (Pittsburgh Line)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks4
ConnectionsGreyhound Lines
AMTRAN
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeALT
History
Opened1986
Traffic
Passengers (FY 2017)21,705[1]Decrease 2.1%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Johnstown
toward Pittsburgh
Pennsylvanian Tyrone
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Johnstown
toward Chicago
Three Rivers
1995–2005
Tyrone
toward New York
Broadway Limited
Until 1995
Huntingdon
toward New York
Johnstown
toward Pittsburgh
Fort Pitt
1981-1983
Terminus
Johnstown National Limited
1971-1979
Tyrone
Preceding station Pennsylvania Railroad Following station
Kittanning Point
toward Chicago
Main Line East Altoona

The Altoona Transportation Center is an intermodal passenger facility built in 1986 providing local bus, intercity bus, and rail services. It is located at 1231 11th Avenue in downtown Altoona, Pennsylvania.

AMTRAN is the local public transit provider in the greater Altoona area. The primary user of the Altoona Transportation Center, almost all regular AMTRAN bus routes and selected "Tripper" routes stop at the center. The Transportation Center is considered the AMTRAN system's primary hub.

Greyhound provides intercity bus service to the station. It connects Altoona via one-seat rides to cities such as State College, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, and New York to the east and Johnstown and Pittsburgh to the west. Greyhound also links Altoona with many other cities and towns beyond those listed via transfers.

The Altoona Transportation Center is also served by Amtrak Pennsylvanian trains. These trains operate once per day in each direction. Until 2005, Altoona was served by a second daily train, the Three Rivers (a replacement service for the legendary Broadway Limited), an extended version of the Pennsylvanian that terminated in Chicago. Upon its cancellation, the sole Pennsylvanian marked the first time in Altoona's significant railway history that the town was served by just a single, daily passenger train.

Primary cities served on Amtrak to and from Altoona include Harrisburg, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and New York to the east and Johnstown and Pittsburgh to the west. Staffed ticket service is available for both daily departures.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak State Fact Sheet, FY2017, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 5 December 2017.

External links[edit]

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