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Jacksonville, FL
Amtrak station
Jacksonville Amtrak station train 91 stop.jpg
Station entrance
Location3570 Clifford Lane
Jacksonville, FL 32209
Coordinates 30°21′58″N 81°43′24″W / 30.3661°N 81.72339°W / 30.3661; -81.72339
JACKSONVILLE (AMTRAK STATION) Latitude and Longitude:

30°21′58″N 81°43′24″W / 30.3661°N 81.72339°W / 30.3661; -81.72339
Owned byAmtrak
Line(s)Amtrak:
Platforms1 island platform, 1 side platform
Tracks4
Connections
Shuttle Bus Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach: service to Gainesville and Ocala
Local Transit JTA Bus: 3
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeJAX
History
Opened1974
Traffic
Passengers (2017)70,539 [1]Increase 0.03%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward  Miami
Silver Meteor
toward  New York
Silver Star
toward  New York
toward  Orlando
Sunset Limited
service suspended
toward  Los Angeles
  Former services  
Preceding station   Amtrak logo no text (1971).png Amtrak   Following station
toward  Chicago
Floridian
toward  St. Petersburg or Miami
Floridian
toward  St. Petersburg or Miami

Jacksonville station is an Amtrak train station in Jacksonville, Florida, United States. It serves the Silver Meteor and Silver Star trains as well as the Thruway Motorcoach to Lakeland. The station lies next door to a freight facility with its own platform and is also just east of Norfolk Southern's Simpson Yard.

History

Amtrak's Clifford Lane facility has been in operation since 1974, when it replaced the downtown Union Station, now the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center. [2]

Two other services once used this station, the Palmetto and Sunset Limited. In 2004 the Palmetto's route was shortened to end in Savannah, Georgia and in 2005 the Sunset Limited was shortened to end at the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal as a result of Hurricane Katrina. However, the Sunset Limited has been proposed to return in the future. [3]

References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Florida" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Lost Jacksonville: Union Terminal
  3. ^ http://wuwf.org/post/inspection-train-determine-future-passenger-rail-along-gulf-coast#stream/0

External links

Media related to Jacksonville (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons