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Palatka (Amtrak station)

 

Palatka (Amtrak station)

Palatka
Union Depot
Amtrak Service
Historic Palatka Union Depot. The track platform is on the right side of the photograph.
Station statistics
Address 220 North 11 Street
Palatka, FL 32177
Line(s)
Connections      Greyhound
     Ride Solution
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Yes
Other information
Opened May 1909
Accessible
Station code PAK
Traffic
Passengers (2012)13,872[1] Decrease 7.7%
Services
Preceding station   Amtrak   Following station
toward Miami
Silver Meteor
Silver Star
toward Orlando
Sunset Limited
service suspended
toward Los Angeles
    Former services    
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
toward 
toward 
toward 
Terminus
Old A.C.L. Union Depot
Palatka (Amtrak station)
Location Palatka, Florida
Coordinates

29°38′57.04″N 81°38′25.64″W / 29.6491778°N 81.6404556°W / 29.6491778; -81.6404556Coordinates: 29°38′57.04″N 81°38′25.64″W / 29.6491778°N 81.6404556°W / 29.6491778; -81.6404556

Built 1909
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 88000162[2]
Added to NRHP 1988

The Palatka Amtrak station is a historic Atlantic Coast Line Railroad depot in Palatka, Florida. It is located at 220 North Eleventh Street, on the corner of US 17-FL 100.[3] It opened in 1909[3] and originally served as a junction with Florida Southern Railway, Georgia Southern and Florida Railroad (SOU) and the Palatka Branch of the Florida East Coast Railway. By 1914 it also began to serve the Ocklawaha Valley Railroad. In 1988, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.[2]

The station is used by Amtrak for both the Silver Service and the Sunset Limited, although the latter service has been suspended since Hurricane Katrina.[3] It is also the location of the Palatka Railroad Preservation Society and the Browning Railroad Museum.[4]

References

  • Florida's Office of Cultural and Historical Programs
    • Putnam County listings
    • Palatka's Historic Union Depot

External links

  • Amtrak – Stations – Palatka, FL
  • Palatka Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
  • Palatka (PAK)--Great American Stations (Amtrak)


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