Gulfport is a closed Amtrak intercity train station in Gulfport, Mississippi, United States. Gulfport is a former union station that served the Louisville and Nashville Railroad and Gulf and Ship Island Railroad (which was succeeded by the Illinois Central Railroad).

Gulfport
GulfportRailroadDepot 2012.jpg
Union Station in 2012
Location1419 27th Avenue
Gulfport, MS 39501
Coordinates30°22′08″N 89°05′42″W / 30.3688°N 89.0950°W / 30.3688; -89.0950Coordinates: 30°22′08″N 89°05′42″W / 30.3688°N 89.0950°W / 30.3688; -89.0950
Line(s)
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLocal Transit Coast Transit Authority
Other information
Station codeGUF
History
Closed2005
Traffic
Passengers (2007)0 Steady 0%
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Bay St. Louis Sunset Limited
(1993–2005)
Biloxi
toward Orlando or Miami
Preceding station Illinois Central Railroad Following station
Landon
toward Jackson
Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Terminus
Preceding station Louisville and Nashville Railroad Following station
Pass Christian Main Line Mississippi City
toward Cincinnati

In 1986, the depot was designated a Mississippi Landmark by the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.[1] The building serves as the Gulfport Centennial Museum. It is also a contributing property of the Gulfport Harbor Square Commercial Historic District.[2] Train service has been suspended since Hurricane Katrina struck Gulfport in 2005.[3]

Postcard of Gulfport station in early 1900s

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Listing of Mississippi Landmarks, (Updated, June 2002) Archived 2010-10-09 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Gulfport Harbor Square Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places Registration Form" (PDF). September 12, 2011. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  3. ^ The Associated Press (June 22, 2018). "Alabama, Mississippi refuse to pledge money to resume Amtrak, create New Orleans route". The Advocate. Retrieved 2019-01-27.

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