Rensselaer station

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Rensselaer
Rensselaer station building, October 2015.jpg
Rensselaer station building in October 2015
Location 619 North Cullen Street
Rensselaer, Indiana
Coordinates 40°56′36″N 87°09′18″W / 40.9432°N 87.1551°W / 40.9432; -87.1551Coordinates: 40°56′36″N 87°09′18″W / 40.9432°N 87.1551°W / 40.9432; -87.1551
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code REN
History
Rebuilt 1979, 2011-2013
Traffic
Passengers (FY2016) 1,963[1]
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Chicago
Cardinal
Hoosier State
toward Indianapolis

Rensselaer is an Amtrak station in Rensselaer, Indiana, served by the Cardinal and Hoosier State.

History[edit]

The 1979-built shelter in 2010

A small shelter at Rensselaer was built in 1979 and maintained by the local Lions Club.[2][3] The former Monon Railroad station was demolished in 1981.[4]

A new handicapped-accessible concrete platform was constructed with funds from the 2005 stimulus bill. The platform, which cost around $500,000, was dedicated on April 20, 2011.[4] The 1979-built shelter was later demolished and replaced with a one-story brick building, which opened on August 21, 2013.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Indiana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. 
  2. ^ Longest, David E. (2007). Railroad Depots of Northern Indiana. Arcadia Publishing. p. 114. ISBN 0-7385-4131-1. 
  3. ^ a b "New Amtrak Passenger Shelter Dedicated In Rensselaer, Ind." (Press release). Amtrak. August 21, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "RENSSELAER, IN (REN)". Great American Stations. Amtrak. Archived from the original on March 11, 2013. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Rensselaer station at Wikimedia Commons