Alton station (Illinois)
1 Golf Road|
Alton, IL 62002
|Owned by||Amtrak, IDOT, and the City of Alton|
|Line(s)||Union Pacific Railroad|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Connections||Madison County Transit|
|Station code||Amtrak code: ALN|
|Passengers (2017)||64,420 7.71%|
The former Alton Railroad station, later used by the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad is built of brick, and is staffed. It is one of 3 Amtrak stations in the St. Louis metropolitan area; the other two are the Gateway Multimodal Transportation Center located in downtown St. Louis, and the Amtrak station in Kirkwood, Missouri.
Under the Federal Railroad Administration's High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR) program, the state of Illinois received $1.2 billion to improve the Chicago-St. Louis rail corridor so passenger trains will be able to attain regular speeds of 110 miles per hour (180 km/h). Part of the funding awarded to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) included $7.4 million for the construction of a new station in Alton, which is one of the busiest Amtrak stops in the state. In December 2011, the city received an additional $13.85 million for the new station through the U.S. Department of Transportation's Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program.
The Alton Regional Multimodal Transportation Center, which opened September 13, 2017, accommodates intercity passenger rail, local and regional buses, taxis, and cyclists. IDOT architects designed the station, and the city will then assume ownership and maintain the property.
- Media related to Alton (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Alton Amtrak station information
- Amtrak – Stations – Alton, IL
- Amtrak Stations Database
- Alton (ALN)--Great American Stations (Amtrak)
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