Illinois Terminal

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Illinois Terminal
Illinois Terminal Champaign Illinois.jpg
Location45 East University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
United States
Coordinates40°06′57″N 88°14′28″W / 40.11583°N 88.24111°W / 40.11583; -88.24111Coordinates: 40°06′57″N 88°14′28″W / 40.11583°N 88.24111°W / 40.11583; -88.24111
Owned byChampaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (building)
Canadian National Railway (platform and tracks)
Line(s)CN Champaign Subdivison
Platforms1 side platform
Train operatorsAmtrak
Bus stands10
Bus operatorsChampaign-Urbana MTD
Burlington Trailways
Greyhound Lines
Peoria Charter
Danville Mass Transit
Parking30 short and 50 long term spaces
Bicycle facilities70 spaces with a bike repair station
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: CHM
Passengers (2014)178,487[1]Decrease 6.5%
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Mattoon City of New Orleans Kankakee
toward Chicago
toward Carbondale
Illini and Saluki Rantoul
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station Illinois Central Railroad Following station
Savoy Main Line Leverett
toward Chicago
Illinois Terminal is located in Illinois
Illinois Terminal
Illinois Terminal
Location within Illinois

The Illinois Terminal is an intermodal passenger transport center located at 45 East University Avenue in Champaign, Illinois, United States. The facility opened in January 1999, and provides Amtrak train service and various bus services to the Champaign-Urbana area.


Owned by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the building also houses a Subway restaurant and the offices of the Junior League, as well as a school, meeting spaces, and banquet halls.[2] It formerly housed the Champaign office for Mike Frerichs when he represented Champaign-Urbana in the Illinois Senate.[3][4]

Illinois Terminal was built with funds provided by the Federal Transit Administration, Illinois Department of Transportation, the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District and the city of Champaign,[2] and was named for the Illinois Terminal Railroad, an electric interurban line that ran from Champaign, and at one time extended as far as St. Louis. The track and platforms of the Illinois Terminal are owned by the Canadian National Railway, which acquired the Illinois Central Railroad in 1999.[2] Previously, trains stopped at the Illinois Central Railroad Depot, built in 1898 across University Avenue from the site of the current station.

There is a short term parking lot in front of the building with long term parking available off Water Street east of the tracks.


The facility is used by the following transportation companies:[3]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 January 2015. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Champaign - Urbana, IL (CHM)" on The Great American Stations website
  3. ^ a b Illinois Terminal Information." CU-MTD. Retrieved on July 15, 2009.
  4. ^ "Mike Frerichs – Loan Advisor".
  5. ^ "Peoria Charter".
  6. ^ (PDF) Missing or empty |title= (help)

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