Jacksonville station

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Jacksonville, FL
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Jacksonville Amtrak station train 91 stop.jpg
Station entrance
Location3570 Clifford Lane
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Coordinates30°21′58″N 81°43′24″W / 30.3661°N 81.72339°W / 30.3661; -81.72339Coordinates: 30°21′58″N 81°43′24″W / 30.3661°N 81.72339°W / 30.3661; -81.72339
Owned byAmtrak
Platforms1 island platform, 1 side platform
Tracks4
Connections
Shuttle Bus Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach: service to Gainesville and Ocala
Local Transit JTA Bus: 3
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeJAX
History
Opened1974
Traffic
Passengers (2017)70,539[1]Increase 0.03%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Palatka
toward Miami
Silver Meteor Jesup
toward New York
Silver Star Savannah
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Lake City Sunset Limited
(1993–2005)
Palatka
toward Orlando or Miami
Waldo
toward Miami
Palmetto
(2002–2004)
Savannah
toward New York
DeLand Floridian
Waycross
toward Chicago
Waldo
toward Miami

Jacksonville station is an Amtrak train station in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. It serves the Silver Meteor and Silver Star trains as well as the Thruway Motorcoach to Lakeland. The station lies next door to a freight facility with its own platform and is also just east of Norfolk Southern's Simpson Yard.

History[edit]

Amtrak's Clifford Lane facility has been in operation since 1974, when it replaced the downtown Union Station, now the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center.[2]

Two other services once used this station, the Palmetto and Sunset Limited. In 2004 the Palmetto's route was shortened to end in Savannah, Georgia and in 2005 the Sunset Limited was shortened to end at the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal as a result of Hurricane Katrina. However, the Sunset Limited has been proposed to return in the future.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Lost Jacksonville: Union Terminal
  3. ^ http://wuwf.org/post/inspection-train-determine-future-passenger-rail-along-gulf-coast#stream/0

External links[edit]

Media related to Jacksonville (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons