Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina Department of Transportation’

Clemson Amtrak Station Expected to Reopen Soon

April 11, 2019

Completion of a highway project in Clemson, South Carolina, is expected to result in the reopening of the city’s Amtrak station.

The South Carolina Department of Transportation said work is nearing the final stages of a bridge replacement project near the State Route 123 and State Route 133 intersection.

The final pouring of concrete is expected to occur on April 15. After that, the bridge will be painted.

The final phase of construction is expected to be complete within three weeks.

Amtrak said earlier this year it would resume serving the Clemson station once the bridge work is complete. The bridge spans the tracks of Norfolk Southern, which the host railroad in Clemson for the New York-New Orleans Crescent.

 

Still No Date for Reopening Clemson Amtrak Station

February 25, 2019

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.