Slidell station

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Slidell
TrainStationSlidell.jpg
Location 1827 Front Street
Slidell, LA
United States
Coordinates 30°16′42″N 89°46′58″W / 30.27833°N 89.78278°W / 30.27833; -89.78278Coordinates: 30°16′42″N 89°46′58″W / 30.27833°N 89.78278°W / 30.27833; -89.78278
Owned by City of Slidell
Line(s) Norfolk Southern Railway
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 12 long and 12 short term spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: SDL
History
Opened 1913
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 7,596[1]Increase 7%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Terminus
Crescent
New Orleans and Northeastern—New Orleans and Great Northern Railroad Depot
Location 1809 Front Street, Slidell, Louisiana
Area less than one acre
Built 1913
NRHP Reference # 96001188[2]
Added to NRHP October 24, 1996
Location
Slidell is located in Louisiana
Slidell
Slidell
Location within Louisiana

Slidell is an Amtrak intercity train station in Slidell, Louisiana, served by the daily Crescent train. It was built in 1913 for the use of the New Orleans and Northeastern and the New Orleans Great Northern Railroads. Slidell was first established in 1881 as a construction camp for the NO&NE.[3] The station is served by one daily Amtrak train.

The Norfolk Southern Railway, successor to the NO&NE, donated the depot to the city in 1996. It was substantially renovated with a grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development with funds received from the federal government under the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act of 1991. It currently houses an art gallery, the Slidell Cultural Center, and an American-style hamburger restaurant named Times Grill.[4]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 as New Orleans and Northeastern–New Orleans and Great Northern Railroad Depot.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Louisiana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "The New Orleans & Northeastern/New Orleans & Great Northern Railroad Depot" (PDF). Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation & Tourism. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Revitalizing America's Train Stations: Slidell, Louisiana". The Great American Stations. Retrieved 1 February 2010. 

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