Gilman (Amtrak station)

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Gilman
Amtrak Gilman.jpg
Station statistics
Address US Highway 24 & West Wenona Street
Gilman, IL 60983
Line(s)
  Illini
  Saluki
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened October 26, 1986
Station code GLM
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 3,257[1] Increase 14%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Carbondale
Illini and Saluki
toward Chicago
  Former services  
Illinois Central
toward New Orleans
Main Line
toward St. Louis
St. Louis – Chicago
Location
Location of the Gilman Amtrak Station.
Location of the Gilman Amtrak Station.
Location within Illinois

The Gilman Amtrak station is a train station in Gilman, Illinois served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. The stop is on their Chicago to Carbondale, Illinois route.

Service began at Gilman on October 26, 1986, when the Illini began stopping there. It was the first passenger service at Gilman since the creation of Amtrak on May 1, 1971. The northbound City of New Orleans also served Gilman until November 10, 1996.[2]:105 Gilman was the point where the former Illinois Central Railroad mainline split to St. Louis, with the main line continuing south towards New Orleans, Louisiana. Both lines are now owned by Canadian National Railway.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Sanders, Craig (2006). Amtrak in the Heartland. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. ISBN 0-253-34705-X. OCLC 61499942. 

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