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Donelson Railway Station

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One of Bluefields' most prominent and critical neighbors is the Donelson Train Station and the Music City Star, which has seen significant ridership growth in the last 4 years ranging from 15% to 45% annual increases. 

Located in the center of Donelson Village, with Bluefield Avenue neighbors backing up to the railway line, the Music City Star is a commuter rail service running between Nashville and Lebanon, Tennessee. You can get downtown from Donelson Station in 10 minutes (for $1.75 one way).

The service uses the existing track of the Nashville and Eastern Railroad. The line currently has six stops: Riverfront Station, Donelson, Hermitage, Mt. Juliet, Martha (Tennessee State Route 109 and U.S. Highway 70), and Lebanon. The operation covers 32 miles (51 kilometres) of rail line. Service began on September 18, 2006.

Some of the most sought after locations in urban cities throughout the world are close to a railway station, and this will no doubt be a tremendous asset to Bluefields residents in the coming years.

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    June 21, 2017
    The Planning Commission agenda came out today for next Thursday 6/22's meeting and staff is recommending Approval with Conditions. One of those conditions that was worked out was the need for a median on Donelson Pk just south of the rail crossing. This would prevent anyone from trying to turn left into the development at the northern ingress/egress. That will be a right turn out / right turn in only. I'm not able to make the June 22 PC meeting. I've have a family wedding out of town on the calendar that I can't miss. I'm writing a letter in support of the development. No development is perfect, but I'm confident the positive far outweighs the negative here. I know one of the main concerns from Bluefields neighbors is the traffic coming through Bluefield Avenue. You all border the rail line and are tucked in between Lebanon Pike and Donelson Pike. There will be more density coming around you and this won't be the first or last multi-family development proposal we wil...

  • From the Donelson Diary archives

    • “Noslenod” Chosen Day Camp Name

      [Originally published on June 20, 1946 - this day camp was on the grounds of Bluefields' Swiss Farm Dairy]

      IT ISN’T PECULIAR, IT IS JUST DONELSON SPELLED BACKWARD

      After selecting the name “Noslenod” for the camp Monday to highlight the opening day, approximately 65 Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and Brownies have been

      ...
    • Nashville 120 Years Ago

      [Originally published on May 1, 1947, under the heading, "Nashville 50 Years Ago"]

      By Mary Alice Adams

      To the visitor during the decades of the 1880's and 1890's, the most impressive features in Nashville were the old suspension bridge across the Cumberland, which was then considered the most

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