Newbern-Dyersburg, TN (NBN)

In celebration of its rich railroad history, the city hosts an annual "Depot Days" festival at the 1920 depot, which also houses a museum and community space.

Newbern-Dyersburg depot

108 Jefferson St
Newbern, TN 38059

Station Hours

Annual Ticket Revenue (FY 2023): $342,839
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2023): 3,689
  • Facility Ownership: City of Newbern
  • Parking Lot Ownership: City of Newbern
  • Platform Ownership: Canadian National Railway Company (CN) Illinois Central (IC) (A subsidiary of CN)
  • Track Ownership: Canadian National Railway Company (CN) Illinois Central (IC) (A subsidiary of CN)

Todd Stennis
Regional Contact
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The historic Newbern depot was built by the Illinois Central Railroad in 1920, and it was the third to be constructed in the city. The building was restored in 1992 with private donations and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. Today, it houses the Newbern Depot & Railroad Museum, an Amtrak waiting room and a room for public functions. The museum features tools, uniforms, schedules, photos, model railroads and artwork. Outside is a monument to the Illinois Central Railroad. Newbern is proud of its railroad heritage and hosts the annual “Depot Days” Festival to celebrate Dyer County and the historic station.

In May 2024, Amtrak joined with local and state officials to cut the ribbon on $3.5 million in facility upgrades that provide customers with a more accessible and comfortable experience at the station. Amtrak installed a new 350-foot-long concrete platform, accessible parking spots, public right-of-way access with sloped accessible walkways and safety barriers, energy efficient LED light fixtures along the pathways and platform, a new wheelchair lift with secure enclosure and new signage.

The Newbern stop serves both Newbern and the city of Dyersburg, 10 miles to the southwest. Dyersburg is the Dyer County seat and is situated along the Forked Deer River. The land encompassed by Dyer County once belonged to the Chickasaw tribe, which ceded the territory to the United States in 1818. The county was established through an act of the General Assembly of Tennessee in 1823 when John McIver and Joel H. Dyer donated 60 acres of land for the county seat, which they named Dyersburg.

Dyersburg became a hub for steamboat transportation due to its location on the river. In 1879, the city experienced its first industrial boom. The steamboat Alf Stevens shipped timber from A. M. Stevens Lumber Company of Dyersburg to St. Louis markets for the first time. In 1860, the Stevens Company established a large sawmill. The Bank of Dyersburg opened in 1880, while another timber company, Nichols & Co. Wooden Bowl Factory, began operations in 1881.

The advent of the Newport News and Mississippi Valley Railroad in 1884 furthered economic possibilities. The Dyersburg Northern, a branch line, soon linked the city to Tiptonville. The railroads encouraged economic expansion, and new businesses began springing up. In 1884, the Dyersburg Oil Company (a cottonseed oil factory) was established, which remained important into the 20th century. Between 1909 and 1914, Dyersburg became a railroad hub for three lines, led by the Illinois Central.

During World War II, an emergency landing strip was constructed in Dyersburg. In recent years, the city has become a regional educational, medical, retail and distribution center. Dyersburg State Community College has augmented educational and cultural activities in the area.

Dyersburg’s Classical Revival style courthouse, built in 1911 by Asa Biggs, is the center of the downtown area, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Historic downtown serves as the epicenter of many cultural events, including Mayor Hill’s Annual Egg Hunt, the Dyer County Fair, the Main Street Fall Festival, and various shows and concerts.

Notable residents include major league baseball pitcher Ed Wright, as well as professional wrestlers George “Two Ton” Harris and Robert Fuller. On March 5, 1963, country singer Patsy Cline and three other country music personalities were killed in a plane crash outside of Dyersburg.

Station Building (with waiting room)


  • ATM not available
  • No elevator
  • No payphones
  • No Quik-Trak kiosks
  • No Restrooms
  • Unaccompanied child travel not allowed
  • No vending machines
  • No WiFi
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Indicates an accessible service.


  • Amtrak Express shipping not available
  • No checked baggage service
  • No checked baggage storage
  • Bike boxes not available
  • No baggage carts
  • Ski bags not available
  • No bag storage
  • Shipping boxes not available
  • No baggage assistance


  • Same-day parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight parking is available; fees may apply
  • Indicates an accessible service.


  • No payphones
  • Accessible platform
  • No accessible restrooms
  • No accessible ticket office
  • No accessible waiting room
  • No accessible water fountain
  • Same-day, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • No high platform
  • No wheelchair
  • No wheelchair lift


Station Waiting Room Hours
Mon12:00 am - 08:00 am
08:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Tue12:00 am - 08:00 am
08:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Wed12:00 am - 08:00 am
08:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Thu12:00 am - 08:00 am
08:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Fri12:00 am - 08:00 am
08:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Sat12:00 am - 08:00 am
08:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Sun12:00 am - 08:00 am
08:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Ticket Office Hours
No ticket office at this location.
Passenger Assistance Hours
No passenger assistance service at this location.
Checked Baggage Service
No checked baggage at this location.
Parking Hours
No parking at this location.
Quik-Track Kiosk Hours
No Quik-Trak kiosks at this location.
Lounge Hours
No lounge at this location.
Amtrak Express Hours
No Amtrak Express at this location.