Hammond (Amtrak station)

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This article is about the station in Louisiana. For the station in Indiana, see Hammond–Whiting (Amtrak station).
Hammond
2012-03-20 Hammond LA Amtrak station.JPG
Hammond Depot on March 20, 2012
Station statistics
Address 404 N.W. Railroad Avenue
Hammond, LA 70401
Coordinates 30°30′26″N 90°27′43″W / 30.5072°N 90.4620°W / 30.5072; -90.4620Coordinates: 30°30′26″N 90°27′43″W / 30.5072°N 90.4620°W / 30.5072; -90.4620
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened 1912
Station code HMD
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 15,602[1] Increase 2.6%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus
City of New Orleans
toward Chicago
  Former services  
Illinois Central
toward New Orleans
Main Line
toward Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge – Hammond Terminus
Location
Location of the Hammond Amtrak Station.
Location of the Hammond Amtrak Station.
Location within Louisiana

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 A freight station was built in Hammond in 1927 a few blocks south down the road; however this station is no longer active except as a flea market and seafood restaurant.[2]:339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.[3]

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