Still No Date for Reopening Clemson Amtrak Station

South Carolina officials are still unsure when the Amtrak station in Clemson will be able to reopen.

It closed in 2016 due to a bridge project that remains ongoing. The South Carolina Department of Transportation is replacing a bridge carrying State Route 133 over Norfolk Southern tracks used by Amtrak’s Crescent in Clemson.

State officials denied that the station had been expected to reopen by July 2018. Since the station closed, Clemson passengers have been riding a shuttle to nearby Greenville to board the Crescent, which operates between New York and New Orleans.

As part of the bridge project, the station platform is also being rebuilt. The bridge project began in 2014.

A SCDOT engineer working on the project said that the state is waiting on NS to finish constructing a new track that will be located adjacent to the rebuilt platform.

After that work is completed, a contractor will finish the project, including finishing waterproofing and bridge beam painting.

SCDOT said it plans to meet with NS officials on March 1 to discuss when the railroad expects to finish its track work.

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