Alton station (Illinois)

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Alton Regional Mulitmodal Transportation Center
Location 1 Golf Road
Alton, IL 62002
United States
Owned by Amtrak, IDOT, and the City of Alton
Line(s) Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Madison County Transit
Parking 227 Spaces
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: ALN
Opened 1928
Rebuilt 1989, 2017
Passengers (2017) 64,420[1]Increase 7.71%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Lincoln Service
toward Chicago
Texas Eagle
Alton Regional Mulitmodal Transportation Center is located in Illinois
Alton Regional Mulitmodal Transportation Center
Alton Regional Mulitmodal Transportation Center
Location within Illinois

Alton is a station in Alton, Illinois, that is served by Amtrak's Lincoln Service and the Texas Eagle. This was also a stop for the Ann Rutledge until April 2007.


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.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved December 19, 2016. 
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 20, 2013.
  3. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 20, 2013.
  4. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 20. 2013.

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