Rocky Mount, NC (RMT)
The Wilmington & Weldon Railroad constructed the dark red brick Romanesque style station in 1893, and it was later expanded by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
101 Coastline Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 53,934
- Facility Ownership: City of Rocky Mount
- Parking Lot Ownership: City of Rocky Mount
- Platform Ownership: CSXT
- Track Ownership: CSXT
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The Rocky Mount rail station was constructed in 1893 by the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad as a two-story brick Romanesque station with one-story wings. Since then, the station’s structure has undergone major changes. In 1911-12, the new owner, the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, turned the one-story wings into three-story wings. A few years later, a third story was added to the entire building. In the 1960s, an addition was constructed between the wings to store railroad switches and signal equipment, but was later removed.
Because the building is part of Rocky Mount’s historic district, it was included in the downtown rehabilitation master plan with renovation starting in 1997. A new entryway was added to the building to allow passengers to enter the station from the street. Canopies were reconstructed, and a new ADA-compliant platform was built. A “commons” park was built in the front yard of the station, as well as improved driveways, parking and streetscaping. The construction finished in December 2000 at a cost of about $9 million with financing coming from a mix of federal, state and local funds.
Rocky Mount’s early days revolved around the first post office, established in 1816, which brought its name into documented history. The Wilmington & Weldon Railroad became Rocky Mount’s main connection to the outside world, yet did not cause immediate growth for the town. Only in the late 1800s did the railroad exert a powerful influence on Rocky Mount, helping spread the fame of Nash County apple brandy. By the turn of the 20th century, Rocky Mount’s population grew to 3,000. The growth and prosperity was influenced by the main railroad line, the well-established cotton mill and productive farmland.
The state-subsidized Carolinian is primarily financed through funds from the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Amtrak provides ticketing and baggage services at this station, which is served by eight daily trains.
Station Building (with waiting room)
- 10 Short Term Parking Spaces
Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park for the day only, not overnight. Parking fees may apply.
- Accessible Payphones
- Accessible Platform
Accessible platform is a barrier-free path from the drop-off area outside the station to the station platform.
- Accessible Restrooms
- Accessible Ticket Office
- Accessible Waiting Room
- Accessible Water Fountain
- Baggage Storage
Baggage storage is an area where passengers may store their bags, equivalent to "left luggage" in Europe. A storage fee may apply.
- Bike Boxes
- Checked Baggage
- Dedicated Parking
- Enclosed Waiting Area
- Help With Luggage
- High Platform
A high platform is a platform at the level of the vestibule of the train, with the exception of Superliners.
Self-service lockers are available in select stations for passenger baggage storage.
- Long-term Parking Spaces
Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park overnight. Parking fees may apply.
- Parking Attendant
- Pay Phones
- Shipping Boxes
- Ski Bags
- Wheelchair Lift
Wheelchair lift is a platform-mounted lift for loading passengers from low platforms onto trains that do not have onboard ramps.
For passengers who cannot walk far or at all, we offer a wheelchair to move the passengers around within the station. At some stations this may be a battery-powered people mover. The wheelchair or other types of movers must not leave the station or be moved onto the train.