Lafayette, Louisiana (Amtrak station)

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Lafayette
SP 8498 with Sunset Lafayete LA Apr 89xRP.jpg
A Southern Pacific locomotive leads the Sunset Limited into Lafayette in 1989.
Station statistics
Address 133 East Grant Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Coordinates 30°13′36″N 92°00′52″W / 30.2267°N 92.0144°W / 30.2267; -92.0144Coordinates: 30°13′36″N 92°00′52″W / 30.2267°N 92.0144°W / 30.2267; -92.0144
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Opened 1911-1912
Rebuilt 2002
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code LFT
Owned by City of Lafayette
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 6,590[1] Increase 10%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Sunset Limited
toward New Orleans

The Lafayette Amtrak station is a train station in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system.

Lafayette Station was originally built by the Texas and New Orleans Railroad in either 1911 or 1912, but burned in a fire and was abandoned on May 11, 2001. Completed in 2007, the $11 million restoration of the station was funded through the city government, Federal Transit Administration and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and included work on the exterior walls and platform canopy. The depot now houses a city transit office, waiting room for bus and Amtrak passengers and the office for the city-parish Traffic and Transportation Department.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Louisiana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed April 13, 2013.

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