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Lafayette station (Louisiana)

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Lafayette, LA
A Southern Pacific locomotive leads the Sunset Limited into Lafayette in 1989.
Location133 East Grant Street
Lafayette, LA 70501
Coordinates30°13′36″N 92°00′52″W / 30.2267°N 92.0144°W / 30.2267; -92.0144Coordinates: 30°13′36″N 92°00′52″W / 30.2267°N 92.0144°W / 30.2267; -92.0144
Owned byCity of Lafayette
Line(s)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeLFT
History
Opened1911–1912
Rebuilt2002
Traffic
Passengers (2013)6,590[1]Increase 10%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Lake Charles Sunset Limited New Iberia

Lafayette is a train station in Lafayette, Louisiana, United States. It is served by the Sunset Limited, operated by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system.

The Lafayette station was originally built by the Texas and New Orleans Railroad in either 1911 or 1912, but burned in a fire and was abandoned on May 11, 2001. Completed in 2007, the $11 million restoration of the station was funded through the city government, Federal Transit Administration and the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, and included work on the exterior walls and platform canopy. The depot now houses a city transit office, waiting room for bus and Amtrak passengers and the office for the city-parish Traffic and Transportation Department.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Louisiana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed April 13, 2013.
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