Slidell (Amtrak station)

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Slidell
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Slidell Amtrak Station
Station statistics
Address 1827 Front Street
Slidell, LA
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1913
Station code SDL
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 7,596[1] Increase 7%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus
Crescent
New Orleans and Northeastern—New Orleans and Great Northern Railroad Depot
Slidell (Amtrak station) is located in Louisiana
Slidell (Amtrak station)
Location 1809 Front Street, Slidell, Louisiana
Coordinates 30°16′42″N 89°46′58″W / 30.27833°N 89.78278°W / 30.27833; -89.78278Coordinates: 30°16′42″N 89°46′58″W / 30.27833°N 89.78278°W / 30.27833; -89.78278
Area less than one acre
Built 1913
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 96001188[2]
Added to NRHP October 24, 1996

The Slidell Amtrak Station in Slidell, Louisiana was built in 1913 for the use of the New Orleans and Northeastern and the New Orleans Great Northern Railroads. Slidell was first established in 1881 as a construction camp for the NO&NE.[3] The station is served by one daily train, The Crescent.

The Norfolk Southern Railway, successor to the NO&NE, donated the depot to the city in 1996. It was substantially renovated with a grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development with funds received from the federal government under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. It currently houses an art gallery, the Slidell Cultural Center, and an American-style hamburger restaurant named Times Grill.[4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 as New Orleans and Northeastern—New Orleans and Great Northern Railroad Depot.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Louisiana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  3. ^ "The New Orleans & Northeastern/New Orleans & Great Northern Railroad Depot". Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Revitalizing America's Train Stations: Slidell, Louisiana". The Great American Stations. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 

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