Fayetteville, NC (FAY)
The Dutch Colonial Revival style depot, complete with gambrel roof, was constructed in 1911 by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
472 Hay Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 54,899
- Facility Ownership: City of Fayetteville
- Parking Lot Ownership: City of Fayetteville
- Platform Ownership: CSXT
- Track Ownership: CSXT
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The Fayetteville train station was constructed in 1911 by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. This is actually the third station to be built at the corner of Hay and Hillsborough streets, with the current building designed in the Dutch Colonial Revival Style and constructed of red brick with a gambrel roof. The station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. In addition to a passenger waiting room, the building also includes commercial space.
Early in the 1990s, the city completed the exterior renovation of the station which included a new slate roof. The next renovations, in 2005, brought the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The restoration included the reconstruction of the boarding platform to provide better accessibility. There were also modifications to the waiting room to provide sheltered passage to the platform. The renovations were designed by SFL&A Architects of Fayetteville. The construction was completed in 2006 at a cost of $696,000. Ninety percent of the financing was provided by the North Carolina Department of Transportation, with the remaining ten percent coming from the city of Fayetteville.
Fayetteville was founded after the American Revolutionary War and named in honor of General Lafayette, the noted French military hero who aided the American Army during the war. Though many cities are named after Lafayette, Fayetteville is believed to be the first, and the only one Lafayette actually visited.
During the 1780s, Fayetteville experienced its “golden decade.” It hosted both the assembly that ratified the U.S. Constitution, as well as the General Assembly that chartered the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the oldest public university in America.
The “Great Fire,” considered to be one of the worst in the nation’s history, struck Fayetteville in 1831. Though no lives were lost, numerous businesses and homes were destroyed, including the old State House. The Fayetteville citizens joined together to help rebuild the city and the new Market House was built to replace the State House in 1832. The city is considering turning Market House into a history museum.
The town’s population exploded after World War II yet came across a period of chaos during the Vietnam War era, when Fayetteville’s downtown area faded. Since then, Fayetteville has successfully changed this reputation through its downtown renovation projects, including the Fayetteville Transportation Museum, housed in Fayetteville’s historic train station.
The city has been the recipient of numerous All America City awards. It has a strong military connection because of its close proximity to both Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base.
Amtrak provides ticketing and baggage services at this station, which is served by four daily trains. The Fayetteville Area System of Transit buses also serve the station.
- 12 Short Term Parking Spaces
- 12 Long Term Parking Spaces
- Accessible Payphones
- Accessible Platform
- Accessible Restrooms
- Accessible Ticket Office
- Accessible Waiting Room
- Accessible Water Fountain
- Baggage Storage
- Bike Boxes
- Checked Baggage
- Dedicated Parking
- Enclosed Waiting Area
- Help With Luggage
- Pay Phones
- Shipping Boxes
- Ticket Office
- Wheelchair Lift