Wilmington Multimodal Transportation Center / Downtown Transfer Station

Located at 520 North 3rd St., the Downtown Transfer Center, Padgett Station, is the first phase of a larger multimodal transportation project. Effective Saturday, January 18, 2020, Padgett Station opened and permanently replaced the Authority’s Downtown Transfer Station located at 2nd Street and Princess Street.  The upgraded amenities at Padgett Station offer customers and visitors a safer, more convenient, and more accessible experience when utilizing public transportation services.  The project was a collaborative effort between the City of Wilmington, the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization (WMPO), and the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (Wave Transit).

Operating hours for Padgett Station are as follows:

  • Weekdays from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • Weekends from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

Facility Construction

Our commitment to sustainable building practices is reflected in the Wilmington Multimodal Transfer Center (WMMTC)/Padgett Station.  The integrity of the historic Neuwirth building remains intact through adaptive reuse. The photo slideshow below provides some highlights of the construction process.