Kissimmee (Amtrak station)

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Kissimmee
Kissimmee Amtrak Station -- Old Luggage Cart.jpg
A sign welcomes passengers to Kissimmee Amtrak station
Station statistics
Address 111 East Dakin Avenue
Kissimmee, FL 34741
Coordinates 28°17′38″N 81°24′15″W / 28.293838°N 81.404271°W / 28.293838; -81.404271Coordinates: 28°17′38″N 81°24′15″W / 28.293838°N 81.404271°W / 28.293838; -81.404271
Line(s)
Connections Local Transit Lynx Intermodal Facility
Located at 108 Church St.
Local Transit Greyhound
Located at 103 East Dakin Ave.
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Adjacent to Station
Other information
Opened 1883(SFR)
Rebuilt 1910(ACL), 1976
Station code KIS
Owned by CSX Transportation
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 44,906[1] Decrease 7.5% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Miami
Silver Meteor
toward Miami
Silver Star
  Future services  
SunRail logo.png SunRail
Terminus
SunRail
Phase 2 (2017)
toward DeLand
  Former services  
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Main Line
toward Apopka
Apopka – Kissimmee Terminus
Terminus Kissimmee – St. Cloud
toward St. Cloud

The Kissimmee Amtrak station is a train station in Kissimmee, Florida, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. It is the closest station to Walt Disney World.

History[edit]

Kissimmee station was originally built as a South Florida Railroad Depot 1883, and was also a junction for the St. Cloud and Sugar Belt Railway and the original Florida Midland Railroad, all three of which were eventually acquired by the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. It was replaced by an Atlantic Coast Line Depot in 1910, which is the building that remains to this day. The station was restored in 1976, but suffered some damage to the canopy during the 2004 Atlantic hurricane season that was repaired within two years.[2] Sometime prior to 1990, it also contained a separate Railway Express Agency building, that was previously the site of the original South Florida Railroad depot.

Kissimmee Station is located across from a small Greyhound bus stop on the corner of Dakin Avenue and Thurman Street. Its one platform crosses Dakin Avenue and runs as far west as Monument Avenue. The section of this platform between Monument and Dakin Avenues once ran along a former segment of Thurman Street which is now an apartment complex and parking garage.

Future SunRail service[edit]

Kissimmee Amtrak station is planned to be a stop on the planned SunRail commuter rail system by 2017. To accommodate this new service, the station will undergo numerous upgrades, including the addition of a 381 space park and ride lot, bus drop off area and the addition of a second platform and track. These additions are also integrated into the city of Kissimmee's long-range plans for an intermodal center.[3]

Connections[edit]

  • Lynx; #10, #18, #26, #55, #56, #57, #108, #208, #441, #632.
  • Greyhound Lines; Service to Miami and points to the South and New York City, Washington D.C., Boston and Intermediate points to the North.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Extension of the platform