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Birmingham, AL
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Birmingham Depot.jpg
Location1819 Morris Avenue
Birmingham, AL
United States
Coordinates 33°30′44″N 86°48′26″W / 33.51222°N 86.80722°W / 33.51222; -86.80722
BIRMINGHAM STATION (ALABAMA) Latitude and Longitude:

33°30′44″N 86°48′26″W / 33.51222°N 86.80722°W / 33.51222; -86.80722
Owned by CSX Transportation
Line(s) CSXT
Platforms2 island platforms, 1 in use
ParkingMore than 100 long term spaces in a nearby City of Birmingham lot
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: BHM
Previous names1880
Original company Louisville and Nashville Railroad
Passengers (2017)42,512 [1]Decrease 0.97%
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Tuscaloosa Crescent Anniston
toward New York
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Montgomery Floridian Decatur
toward Chicago
toward Mobile
Gulf Breeze Terminus

Birmingham is a train station in Birmingham, Alabama. It is a service stop for Amtrak's Crescent, which provides daily service between New York City, Atlanta, and New Orleans. The current station is located on the site of another station originally built by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad in 1960, although Amtrak did not use the building itself, which was torn down in the 2000s.


The L&N built the new station for $500,000, replacing Union Station which it had used since 1887. One writer described this new station as "modern in every respect." [2]:322 When Amtrak assumed control of most inter-city passenger service on May 1, 1971, its Floridian continued to use the L&N station. The Southern Railway, which had declined to join Amtrak, continued to use its own station several blocks to the northeast. On February 1, 1979 the Southern Railway conveyed its passenger service to Amtrak and the Southern Crescent (shortened to Crescent) began serving the ex-L&N station as well. [3]:310 Amtrak discontinued the Floridian in October, 1979 but the Crescent has operated uninterrupted ever since. Between 1989-1995 Alabama funded a Mobile, Alabama section of the Crescent named the Gulf Breeze.

The Birmingham Intermodal Facility, which opened in 2017, combines several modes of ground transportation in one central location: the MAX bus central station, Greyhound bus service, Megabus service, Amtrak passenger rail and the city's Zyp bike program. The $32 million facility also includes a Birmingham Police substation, a food service area, a retail space and the Birmingham-Jefferson County Transit Authority's corporate offices. (

See also


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheets - State of Alabama, FY 2017" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-06-14.
  2. ^ Herr, Kincaid A. (1960). The Louisville & Nashville Railroad, 1850-1963. University Press of Kentucky.
  3. ^ Cox, Jim (2011). Rails Across Dixie: A History of Passenger Trains in the American South. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. ISBN  9780786445288. OCLC  609716000.

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