Kankakee (Amtrak station)
|Address||199 South East Avenue
Kankakee, IL 60901
|Connections||River Valley Metro|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2012)||22,110 12%|
Illinois Central Railroad Depot
|Location:||Kankakee, Illinois, USA|
|Added to NRHP:||April 28, 2000|
The Kankakee Amtrak station is a train station in Kankakee, Illinois, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. The station was built in 1898 as an Illinois Central Railroad depot, and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since the year 2000. By the late 1980s, the depot had fallen into disrepair. The city purchased the building from the Illinois Central in 1990 and finished a full restoration eight years later. The $1 million project was funded with $750,000 in city funds and private donations. 
The northern end of the station is home of the Kankakee Railroad Museum. The station is a flag stop for the City of New Orleans. In Steve Goodman's song (popularized by Arlo Guthrie), which shares its name with this line, the train departs the Kankakee Station.
Bus Connections 
River Valley Metro: - Routes 1, 7, & 8
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2012.
- Kankakee County Listings at the National Register of Historic Places
- Great American Stations. Accessed March 27, 2013.
- "Welcome". Kankakee Railroad Museum. 2011. Retrieved 29 May 2011.
Media related to Kankakee (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Kankakee, IL
- Kankakee Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
- Kankakee (KKI)--Great American Stations (Amtrak)
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