Seattle, Amtrak Station As Railroad Transport

King Street Entrance
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King Street crosses 2nd Avenue and ends at the lower entrance to the train station. This is where taxis will drop you off. This day happened to be unusually warm and sunny.


Seattle external link Amtrak external link Station As Railroad Transport   •  King Street Station   •  303 South Jackson Street, Seattle, Washington   •  (Photo Taken 10:36:12 Sunday 7 June 2015)   •  (Photo Posted Thursday 11 June 2015)   •  © 2015 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C15_3051
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King Street Passenger Loading Zone
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Also near the King Street entrance was a long covered passenger loading and unloading area. To the left of this photo was an orange kiosk that showed the stations location relative to the rest of Seattle.


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Inside Was Ornate And Well Lit
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Inside, the station was clean and well lit. The walls above the waiting area were ornate. The walls and columns were marble. Through this area and to the left was the room to buy tickets.


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Line For Coach Seat Assignments
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The high ceilinged main lobby contained entrances for the restrooms. The main lobby also held the line in which to wait for seat assignments when traveling coach. Note that business class could board early without waiting in line.


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The Main Lobby
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The main lobby had a high ceiling, many windows, and lots of beautiful lighting. The benches were the original wooden benches and were the same as those used by so many other transit hubs throughout the 19th and early 20th Centuries.


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Second Floor Overlooked Lobby
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At the top of a long flight of stairs was a balcony that overlooked the lobby. An elevator was also available. This level was the entry from South Jackson Street.


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Pronto Bicycle Sharing
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A Pronto external link bicycling sharing station was set up near the South Jackson Street entrance to Amtrak.


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South Jackson Street Entrance
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A large plaza faced the South Jackson Street entrance to Amtrak. This entrance only had one set of doors and was the less commonly used entrance. This level was, however, diagonally opposite a light rail station.


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Stairs Down To King Street
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Outside stairs that led down to the King Street entrance. Or you could enter the building through the doorway to the left (out of frame) and take an elevator down.


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The Ticket Office
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The ticket office was spacious, clean and well lit. Here you could buy tickets, exchange tickets, or upgrade, like we did, to business class for early boarding, better seats and advanced seat assignments.


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Detail Of Column Design
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The marble columns inside the lobby were topped with mosaic tile work.


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Detail Of Upper Walls
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A detail shot of the upper walls surrounding the lobby.


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Interior Round Windows
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Several round windows decorated the walls of the lobby. They appeared to be windows for interior offices.


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Tile-work Of The Floor
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The floor of the main lobby contained a tile-work edging made up of many mosaic squares.


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The Ceiling
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The ceiling of the main lobby was a complex relief of many fancy repeated designs.


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