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

Station Hours

Annual Station Revenue (FY 2018): $3,756,517
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2018): 51,341
  • Facility Ownership: City of Rocky Mount
  • Parking Lot Ownership: City of Rocky Mount
  • Platform Ownership: CSXT
  • Track Ownership: CSXT

Todd Stennis
Regional Contact
governmentaffairsnol@amtrak.com
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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)

Features

  • ATM available
  • Elevator
  • Payphones
  • Quik-Trak kiosks
  • Ticket sales office
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Unaccompanied child travel allowed
  • Vending Machines

Baggage

  • Amtrak Express shipping available
  • Checked baggage service available
  • Checked baggage storage available
  • Bike boxes for sale
  • Baggage carts available
  • Ski bags not available
  • Bag storage available
  • Shipping Boxes for sale
  • Baggage assistance provided by Station Staff And Train Crew

Parking

  • Same-day parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight parking is available; fees may apply

Accessibility

  • Payphones
  • Accessible platform
  • Accessible Restrooms
  • Accessible ticket office
  • Accessible waiting room
  • Accessible water fountain
  • Accessible same-day parking is available; fees may apply
  • Accessible overnight parking is available; fees may apply
  • No high platform
  • Wheelchair available
  • Wheelchair lift available

Hours

Station Hours
Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Ticket Office Hours
Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Passenger Assistance Hours
Mon12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tue12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wed12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thu12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Fri12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sat12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Sun12:00 am - 11:59 pm