Hammond (Amtrak station)
Hammond Depot on March 20, 2012
|Address||404 N.W. Railroad Avenue
Hammond, LA 70401
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2013)||15,602 2.6%|
The Hammond Amtrak station is a train station in Hammond, Louisiana, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. It is a station on Amtrak's City of New Orleans route which runs from Chicago, Illinois to New Orleans, Louisiana. The Illinois Central Railroad built the station in 1912. A freight station was built in Hammond in 1927 a few blocks south down the road; however this station is no longer active except as a flea market and seafood restaurant.:339
Known locally as the Depot, Hammond's historic Amtrak station has been refurbished with a raised passenger platform. The railway, constructed in 1854 as part of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern railroad, is now owned by the Canadian National Railway. Renovated in 2008, the depot also houses the Hammond Chamber of Commerce; architectural firm Holly & Smith received the 2008 American Institute of Architects' New Orleans Award of Merit for Historic Preservation/Restoration/Rehabilitation for its work on the station.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Louisiana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Cox, Jim (2011). Rails Across Dixie: A History of Passenger Trains in the American South. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN 9780786445288. OCLC 609716000.
- Great American Stations. Accessed April 13, 2013.
- Amtrak – Stations – Hammond, LA
- Hammond Amtrak Station (USA Rail-Guide -- Train Web)
- Hammond (HMD)--Great American Stations (Amtrak)
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