Kewanee (Amtrak station)

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Kewanee
Station statistics
Address West Third and Loomis Streets
Kewanee, IL 61443
Coordinates 41°14′45″N 89°55′40″W / 41.2459°N 89.9278°W / 41.2459; -89.9278Coordinates: 41°14′45″N 89°55′40″W / 41.2459°N 89.9278°W / 41.2459; -89.9278
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1986
Rebuilt 2012[1]
Station code KEE
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 16,510[2] Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Quincy
Illinois Zephyr and Carl Sandburg
toward Chicago
  Former services  
Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad
toward Denver
Main Line

The Kewanee Amtrak station is a train station in Kewanee, Illinois, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. A new station opened on April 13, 2012, replacing a smaller brick structure built in 1986. In addition to the waiting room, the depot houses a regional office of the Henry County Tourism Bureau.[3]

Designed by the Peoria-based Farnsworth Group, the new $485,000 station has a sloping roof and great wall of glass. The primary decoration is a large neon sign, placed high on the waiting room wall, that spells out “KEWANEE."[4] In 2009, town officials set aside $300,000 in capital funds for the project; additional funds came from the city's economic development fund. The city later applied for two state grants to help cover approximately half of the depot’s cost. $163,000 was gained through “Illinois Jobs Now!”, a six year, $31 billion statewide capital program supported by 20 year state bonds and federal and local matching funds. An additional $75,000 came through a state grant obtained by State Senator Darin LaHood and State Representative Don Moffitt.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kewannee Station (KEE) Great American Stations (Amtrak)
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 27, 2013.
  4. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 27, 2013.
  5. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 27, 2013.

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