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Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center
Gateway Transportation Center
St Louis Amtrak Station.jpg
A view of the rail platform at St. Louis' Gateway Station
Location430 South 15th Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
United States
Coordinates38°37?27?N 90°12?13?W / 38.62417°N 90.20361°W / 38.62417; -90.20361Coordinates: 38°37?27?N 90°12?13?W / 38.62417°N 90.20361°W / 38.62417; -90.20361
Owned byCity of Saint Louis
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks6
Train operatorsAmtrak
Bus stands10
Bus operatorsGreyhound
Burlington Trailways
Megabus
Thruway Motorcoach
ConnectionsCivic Center (St. Louis MetroLink)
Construction
Parking116 long term and 40 short term parking spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: STL
History
Opened2008
Traffic
Passengers (2017)365,030[1]Increase 9.53% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Kirkwood Missouri River Runner Terminus
Terminus Lincoln Service Alton
toward Chicago
Arcadia Valley Texas Eagle

The Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center, also known as Gateway Station, is a rail and bus terminal station in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Opened in 2008 and operating 24 hours a day, it serves Amtrak trains and Greyhound and Burlington Trailways interstate buses. Missouri's largest rail transportation station, it is located one block east of St. Louis Union Station.

Gateway Station cost $31.4 million to build.[2] and after more than a year of delays, it fully opened November 19, 2008. The station's unique design has won several awards, including 2009 St. Louis Construction News and Real Estates Regional Excellence Award,[3] 2008 Best New Building by the Riverfront Times,[4] and the 2009 Award of Merit - Illuminating Engineering Society Illumination Awards.[5]

Transportation

Gateway Station serves as a terminal hub for Amtrak, Metrolink, and Greyhound.

Amtrak

Of the 12 Missouri stations served by Amtrak, St. Louis was the busiest in FY2017, seeing an average of over 1,000 passengers daily. The station is served by Amtrak's Missouri River Runner, Lincoln Service, and the Texas Eagle,[6] with a total of 14 trains daily. All but the Texas Eagle originate and terminate at the station.

MetroLink

Gateway Station is next to the 1993-built Civic Center MetroLink station, which serves both of the system's lines, the Red Line and Blue Line.

It takes about 30 minutes to travel to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport's Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 via the Metro Red Line.

The Transportation Center would also be the hub for the two proposed St. Louis Commuter Rail lines.[7]

Bus transportation

Intercity bus services are provided by Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach,[8]Greyhound Lines,[9]Burlington Trailways[10] and Megabus.[11]

Previous Amtrak facilities in St. Louis

Created in 1971, Amtrak operated from St. Louis Union Station until the historic structure closed in November 1978. Amtrak then moved to a modular structure two blocks east, at 550 S. 16th St; the new station was originally approved on a site west of Union Station in 1976, with a budget of $6.4 million.[12] Intended for temporary use, this station - soon dubbed "Amshack" - remained in service for 26 years, even after Union Station reopened.[13] On December 20, 2004, Amtrak moved across the street to 551 South 16th Street, a 4,000-square-foot (370 m2) masonry and steel structure built at an estimated cost of $600,000. The building now houses Amtrak operating and mechanical crews.[14]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Missouri" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ "Planning & Environment: Chapter 4 - State Infrastructure Banks". United States Department of Transportation, Federal Transit Administration. Archived from the original on 2008-09-20. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Finan, Thomas J. (April 23, 2009). "40 Years as Voice, 20 Years of Excellence". St. Louis Construction News and Real Estate. Archived from the original on March 22, 2010.
  4. ^ "Best New Building: Gateway Station". The Riverfront Times. September 24, 2008.
  5. ^ "2009 IES Illumination Awards" (PDF). Illuminating Engineering Society of North America. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 19, 2012. Retrieved 2015.
  6. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Missouri" (PDF). Amtrak. November 30, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 30, 2015. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ "Transportation and Infrastructure". St. Louis Five Year Consolidated Plan Strategy. Archived from the original on 2011-06-07. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "City of New Orleans, Illini and Saluki" (PDF). Amtrak. January 11, 2016. Retrieved 2015.
  9. ^ "Saint Louis Missouri Bus Station". Greyhound Lines. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ "Missouri".
  11. ^ "Bus Stops". megabus.com. Retrieved 2015. St Louis, MO. All megabus.com arrivals and departures in St. Louis are located at Bay #10, at the Gateway Multi-modal Transportation Center, located at 430 South 15th Street.
  12. ^ "St. Louis to get new Amtrak station". The Pantagraph. Bloomington, Illinois. Associated Press. October 28, 1976. p. C-10. Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  13. ^ Riverfront Times (2008-12-04). "Save the Amshack!". Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2005, for Missouri (PDF)" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-11-10. Retrieved .

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