Hammond station (Louisiana)

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Hammond, LA
2012-03-20 Hammond LA Amtrak station.JPG
Hammond Depot on March 20, 2012
Location 404 N.W. Railroad Avenue
Hammond, LA 70401
Coordinates 30°30′26″N 90°27′43″W / 30.5072°N 90.4620°W / 30.5072; -90.4620Coordinates: 30°30′26″N 90°27′43″W / 30.5072°N 90.4620°W / 30.5072; -90.4620
Line(s) Illinois Central (CN)[1]
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Other information
Station code HMD
Opened 1912
Passengers (2013) 15,602[2]Increase 2.6%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
City of New Orleans
toward Chicago
  Former services  
Illinois Central
toward New Orleans
Main Line
toward Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge – HammondTerminus
Hammond, LA is located in Louisiana
Hammond, LA
Hammond, LA
Location within Louisiana

Hammond is an Amtrak train station in Hammond, Louisiana, United States. It is a station on Amtrak's daily City of New Orleans route which runs between Chicago and New Orleans. The Illinois Central Railroad built the station in 1912. A freight station was built in Hammond in 1927 a few blocks south; however this station is no longer active except as a flea market and seafood restaurant.[3]:339

Known locally as the Depot, Hammond's historic Amtrak station has been refurbished with a raised passenger platform. The railway, constructed in 1854 as part of the New Orleans, Jackson and Great Northern railroad, is now owned by the Canadian National Railway. Renovated in 2008, the depot also houses the Hammond Chamber of Commerce. The architectural firm Holly & Smith received the 2008 American Institute of Architects' New Orleans Award of Merit for Historic Preservation/Restoration/Rehabilitation for its work on the station.[1]

Amtrak provides both ticketing and baggage services at the Hammond station.

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  1. ^ a b "Hammond, LA (HMD)". Great American Stations. Amtrak. Retrieved December 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Louisiana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  3. ^ Cox, Jim (2011). Rails Across Dixie: A History of Passenger Trains in the American South. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN 9780786445288. OCLC 609716000.

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