Toccoa station

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Toccoa, GA
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Toccoa station
General information
Location47 North Alexander Street
Toccoa, Georgia
United States
Coordinates 34°34′43″N83°19′54″W / 34.5785°N 83.3318°W / 34.5785; -83.3318
Owned byCity of Toccoa
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingYes
Other information
Status Flag stop; unstaffed
Station code Amtrak: TCA
History
Opened1915
Original company Southern Railway
Passengers
FY 20221,304 [1] (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Gainesville
toward New Orleans
Crescent Clemson
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station Southern Railway Following station
Mount Airy
toward Birmingham
Main Line Madison
Terminus ToccoaElberton Eastanollee
toward Elberton
The waiting room inside the Toccoa Amtrak station The waiting room inside the Toccoa, Georgia, Amtrak train station.jpg
The waiting room inside the Toccoa Amtrak station

Toccoa station, formerly known as the Toccoa Southern Railway Depot, is a train station in Toccoa, Georgia. It is currently served by Amtrak's Crescent . The street address is 47 North Alexander Street, in the heart of downtown Toccoa.

The original structure was built in 1915. In 2005, the city of Toccoa began the restoration of the wood-frame depot according to a design by Carter Watkins Architects, Inc., of Monroe, Georgia. The funding for the project came from several sources: $374,000 in ISTEA funds through the state DOT, which the city matched with $100,000, as well as $500,000 from the Stephens County Historical Society for interior work and for an addition to house the Currahee Military Museum. [2] In October 2009, the new 4,400 square-foot space was dedicated during the popular Currahee Military Weekend. It contains a large meeting room, gift shop, research library, and office space. In addition to housing the Amtrak station, the restored depot is used today by the Toccoa-Stephens County Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center as well as the Stephens County Historical Society. [3]

Toccoa station in 2003 two years before the building was restored Toccoastation.jpg
Toccoa station in 2003 two years before the building was restored

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