Joseph R. Biden Jr. Railroad Station, normally called Wilmington Station, is a passenger rail station in Wilmington, Delaware, formerly known as Pennsylvania Station. The station is located on Front Street between French and Walnut Streets in downtown Wilmington. It has one inside level which has stores, a cafe, Amtrak and SEPTA ticket offices, a car rental office, and a post office; passengers board their trains on the second story train platforms. It is served by Amtrak trains along the Northeast Corridor going south to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and going north to Philadelphia and New York, the Silver Star and the Silver Meteor to Florida, and the Cardinal to Chicago. Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach service is provided through the station to Dover and Seaford, Delaware, and Salisbury, Maryland. It is also served by SEPTA's Wilmington/Newark Regional Rail Line with service to Philadelphia and Newark, Delaware. Like all stations in Delaware, SEPTA service is provided under contract and funded through DART First State, which also provides extensive local bus service.
United Airlines code shares on some Amtrak trains between Wilmington and Newark Liberty International Airport. For this reason, Wilmington Station is assigned the IATA airport code of ZWI.
Wilmington Station changed its name to Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Railroad Station at a public ceremony on March 19, 2011, in honor of U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, who took over 7,000 round trips from the station during his U.S. Senate career. It will still be referred to simply as Wilmington in station announcements.
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