Dillon station

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Dillon
Dillon Station Clock.JPG
Dillon Amtrak station from the intersection of West Main Street and North Railroad Avenue.
Location 100 North Railroad Avenue
Dillon, SC 29536
Coordinates 34°25′03″N 79°22′20″W / 34.4176°N 79.3722°W / 34.4176; -79.3722Coordinates: 34°25′03″N 79°22′20″W / 34.4176°N 79.3722°W / 34.4176; -79.3722
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Station code DIL
History
Opened 1893 (Freight)
1904 (Passenger)
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 9,456[1]Increase 8.1%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Savannah
Palmetto
  Former services  
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
Main Line

Dillon is a train station in Dillon, South Carolina, served by Amtrak, the United States' railroad passenger system. It was originally built by the Florence Railroad in 1893, but only as a freight station. Once the railroad was consolidated into the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in 1898, the passenger station was opened in 1904. The station survived the merger of the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line Railroads into the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad in 1967, only to terminate passenger service in 1971.[2] Amtrak service to Dillon began on June 15, 1976, with the introduction of the Palmetto.[3] The four-faced station clock also contains two Fahrenheit thermometers.

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