Okeechobee station (Amtrak)

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Okeechobee
Okeechobee FL Amtrak01.jpg
Location 801 North Parrott Avenue US 441.svg
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Coordinates 27°15′06″N 80°49′48″W / 27.25178°N 80.82991°W / 27.25178; -80.82991Coordinates: 27°15′06″N 80°49′48″W / 27.25178°N 80.82991°W / 27.25178; -80.82991
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code OKE
History
Opened 1924
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 3,933[1]Decrease 1.1%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Miami
Silver Star

Okeechobee station is a train station in Okeechobee, Florida, served by Amtrak. Although there is a depot onsite built in 1924 for the Seaboard Air Line Railway, Amtrak uses an adjacent shelter constructed in 2011. Built of red brick accented with cream-colored, rock-faced stonework, the shelter has a waiting room with large windows. The $1.5 million project was funded through Amtrak's Mobility First initiative under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.[2]

As of October 2015, the older station had been demolished.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. December 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 15, 2013.

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