Okeechobee station (Amtrak)

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Okeechobee, FL
Okeechobee FL Amtrak01.jpg
Location801 North Parrott Avenue US 441.svg
Okeechobee, FL 34972
Coordinates27°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
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Other information
Station codeOKE
History
Opened1924
RebuiltOctober 25, 1986[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2012)3,933[2]Decrease 1.1%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
West Palm Beach
toward Miami
Silver Star Sebring
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Sebring Sunset Limited
1993-1996
West Palm Beach
toward Miami
West Palm Beach
toward Miami
Palmetto
2002-2004
Sebring
toward New York

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.[3]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stemen, John (October 26, 1986). "400 Celebrate New Rail Stop in Okeechobee". The Palm Beach Post. West Palm Beach, Florida. pp. 1B, 8B. Retrieved October 17, 2019 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. December 2012. Retrieved 27 December 2012. External link in |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed March 15, 2013.

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