Union Station


Union Station

100 East Front Street

Historic Downtown Texarkana, Arkansas

GPS Coordinates: 33°25'12.85"N, 94° 2'35.17"W

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Texarkana Union Station is a historic train station in the Texarkana metropolitan area serving the Amtrak, United States’ national passenger rail system. The former station, which sat on the state line, was built in 1888 by the Missouri Pacific (MO Pac) and Texas & Pacific railroad companies. The present 44,000 station features Renaissance revival architecture, with three large, arched windows and decorative columns.  Union Station was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Today, Union Station is one of the few privately owned train stations in the country.  Its main waiting room remains dormant as it has been since the last Missouri Pacific passenger train left in 1971. The baggage end of the building was retrofitted to include a ticket counter and waiting room for Amtrak patrons, which is still used today.

This information is brought to you from the archives of the Texarkana Museums System and the vision of Mrs. Marguerite Hillier. Let us not forget her love of history, dedication to the education of future generations and great strides towards the betterment of our community.


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