Mobile station (Amtrak)

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Mobile
Location 11 Government Street
Mobile, AL 36602
Coordinates 30°41′24″N 88°02′17″W / 30.690°N 88.038°W / 30.690; -88.038Coordinates: 30°41′24″N 88°02′17″W / 30.690°N 88.038°W / 30.690; -88.038
Line(s)
Other information
Station code MOE
History
Closed 2005
Traffic
Passengers (2007) 0 Steady 0%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Sunset Limited
service suspended
toward Orlando

Mobile station is a closed Amtrak train station in Mobile, Alabama. Built in 1956 by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, it replaced an earlier station on the same site and took over passenger train service from the decaying Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Passenger Terminal. Amtrak continued serving the station when it took over the railroad in 1971. Mobile station was a stop on the Sunset Limited line, and was also the southern terminus of the Gulf Breeze train from 1989 to 1994. In 2005, Hurricane Katrina flooded the station and Amtrak discontinued the Sunset Limited east of New Orleans. In 2006, CSX sold the property to a developer, who razed the station in 2007. The site plan provides for a future station nearby. Amtrak announced in 2016 that plans for a return of the Sunset Limited were under consideration.

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