Ashland Transportation Center is an intermodal transit station in Ashland, Kentucky. Jointly operated by the City of Ashland and CSX Transportation, it currently serves Amtrak's Cardinal train as well as the Ashland Bus System and Greyhound Lines buses. It is located at 99 15th Street near downtown Ashland.HistoryThe station is located in a former Chesapeake and Ohio Railway freight house originally built in the 1890s. Railway services formerly operated out of the Chesapeake and Ohio passenger station nearby (currently a PNC Bank branch). In 1975, Amtrak abandoned Ashland station for nearby Tri-State Station in Catlettsburg. The city purchased the former freight house in 1997 using more than $500,000 in federal funds obtained through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Enhancement Act of 1991 in order to restore it as an intermodal transit station serving rail as well as buses. Amtrak moved rail services from Catlettsburg to the restored facility on March 11, 1998.The station is jointly owned by the City of Ashland and CSX Transportation and is operated in co-operation with the city, Amtrak, Greyhound Lines and the Ashland Bus System. It has an enclosed waiting area with restrooms and water fountains but no Amtrak agent, with no Amtrak station services (there is a Greyhound ticket agent available at specified times). The station serves Amtrak's Cardinal, trains 50 & 51. The tracks at the station are currently owned by CSX Transportation.