Du Quoin station

Du Quoin is an Amtrak intercity train station in Du Quoin, Illinois, United States, on the Illini and Saluki routes. It was built in 1989 by the city of Du Quoin, with assistance from the Illinois Department of Transportation.[3]

Du Quoin, IL
Du Quoin Station - April 2016.jpg
Du Quoin station in April 2016. The station depot is present on the left.
Location20 North Chestnut Street
Du Quoin, IL 62832
United States
Coordinates38°00′44″N 89°14′25″W / 38.0123°N 89.2404°W / 38.0123; -89.2404Coordinates: 38°00′44″N 89°14′25″W / 38.0123°N 89.2404°W / 38.0123; -89.2404
Owned byCity of Du Quoin
Line(s)CN Centralia Subdivison
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Other information
Station codeDQN
History
OpenedAugust 25, 1989[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2014)11,362[2]Decrease 1%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Carbondale
Terminus
Illini and Saluki Centralia
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station Illinois Central Railroad Following station
Dowell Main Line St. Johns
toward Chicago
Denny
toward St. Louis
St. Louis – Carbondale Carbondale
Terminus
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Carbondale River Cities Centralia
Location
Du Quoin, IL is located in Illinois
Du Quoin, IL
Du Quoin, IL
Location within Illinois

The former Du Quoin station for the Illinois Central Railroad, built in 1901, burned on June 29, 1971 after being slated for demolition.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sickler, Linda (August 26, 1989). "'All Aboard!'". The Southern Illinoisan. Carbondale, Illinois. p. A3. Retrieved December 30, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.  
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  3. ^ Du Quoin Station (DQN) Great American Stations (Amtrak)
  4. ^ Farrar, Bud (June 30, 1971). "Fire Sweeps Old Depot at Du Quoin". The Southern Illinoisan. Carbondale, Illinois. p. 3. Retrieved January 8, 2020 – via Newspapers.com.  

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