Dwight station

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Dwight, IL
Location401 South Columbia Street
Dwight, Illinois
United States
Coordinates41°05′25″N 88°25′47″W / 41.09028°N 88.42972°W / 41.09028; -88.42972Coordinates: 41°05′25″N 88°25′47″W / 41.09028°N 88.42972°W / 41.09028; -88.42972
Owned byVillage of Dwight
Line(s)Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
ParkingYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: DWT
History
Opened2016
Traffic
Passengers (2017)10,058[1]Increase 7.45%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward St. Louis
Lincoln Service
toward Chicago
Location
Dwight, IL is located in Illinois
Dwight, IL
Dwight, IL
Location within Illinois

Dwight is a passenger train station in Dwight, Illinois, United States, served by Amtrak, the national passenger railroad system. The historic Dwight depot, in use from 1891 until 2016, served Amtrak passenger traffic between Chicago and St. Louis, via the Lincoln Service train. Passenger service moved from the former depot south to a new station in October 2016.

History[edit]

The 2016 Dwight station replaced the historic Chicago and Alton Dwight depot (now a museum) which had served the community since 1891. In August 2015, construction began on a new 800-square-foot (74 m2) station building dedicated to Amtrak passengers. The new building was estimated to cost $3.77 million, partially funded by federal money as part of higher speed rail upgrades on the Lincoln Service route.[2] The new high-speed rail station was built at South Columbia Street a block southwest of the historic depot. The new facility shelter and restrooms were scheduled to be open 24-hours per day.[3] The new station opened on October 29, 2016.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 19 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Illinois town to break ground on new Amtrak station". Trains Magazine. August 11, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2015.
  3. ^ Luke Smucker (12 August 2015). "Ground broken for new train depot in Dwight". Pontiac Daily Leader. Retrieved January 11, 2016. In about a year, Dwight residents and visitors will be making use of a new $3.77 million high-speed rail depot.
  4. ^ "High-speed rail station opens in Dwight". Daily Journal. October 29, 2016. Retrieved December 31, 2016.

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