Birmingham, Alabama (Amtrak station)

Birmingham, Alabama (Amtrak Station)


Birmingham, Alabama (Amtrak station)

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The Birmingham Amtrak Station, located in Birmingham, Alabama, is served by the passenger train The Crescent. The street address is 1819 Morris Avenue, and is located in the middle of downtown fronting the railroad reservation. It features a small waiting room and an elevated platforms constructed above the station between 17th and 20th Streets. The station occupies a portion of what originally was the baggage and express portion of the 1896 Birmingham Passenger Station (this area built in the 1930s as part of the Grade Separation Project by the City of Birmingham, Louisville and Nashville Railroad and Southern Railroad). In the early 1960s the Louisville and Nashville Railroad built its last new passenger station at this address. This station featured large airy waiting rooms, lunch counters and large restrooms. This station was used by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad until April 30, 1971, when Amtrak assumed the operation of the South Wind, which operated from Chicago to Florida via Indianapolis, Louisville, Nashville, Montgomery, Jacksonville, Orlando and split into two trains with end points of Miami and St. Peterburg, Fl. Amtrak later renamed this train the Floridian. On February 1, 1979, the Floridian began sharing this station with the "Amtrak Crescent" after the Southern Railway joined Amtrak and discontinued its train the "Southern Crescent". The Floridian was discontinued on October 8, 1979. The state of Alabama contracted with Amtrak to...
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