Union Station (Jackson, Mississippi)

Union Station is an intermodal transit station in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. It is operated by the Jackson Transit System and serves Amtrak's City of New Orleans rail line, Greyhound Lines intercity buses, and is Jackson's main city bus station.[2]

Union Station
Train station building as seen from Capitol Street
General information
Location300 West Capitol Street
Jackson, Mississippi
United States
Coordinates32°18′04″N 90°11′28″W / 32.30111°N 90.19111°W / 32.30111; -90.19111Coordinates: 32°18′04″N 90°11′28″W / 32.30111°N 90.19111°W / 32.30111; -90.19111
Owned byCity of Jackson
Line(s)Illinois Central (CN)
Platforms1 side platform in use
3 island platforms disused
Tracks1 passenger (6 freight)
Train operatorsAmtrak
Bus stands11 JATRAN
10 Greyhound
Bus operatorsJackson Transit System
Greyhound Lines
Parking10 short and 73 long term spaces
Other information
Station codeAmtrak: JAN
FY 202174,248[1] (Amtrak)
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Hazlehurst City of New Orleans Yazoo City
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station Illinois Central Railroad Following station
Elton Main Line Northview
toward Chicago
Terminus Clarksdale – Jackson Asylum
toward Clarksdale
toward Shreveport
Vicksburg Route Division Pearson
toward Meridian
Van Winkle
toward Natchez
Natchez – Jackson Terminus
Terminus Gulf and Ship Island Railroad Lakeland
toward Gulfport
Union Station is located in Mississippi
Union Station
Union Station
Location within Mississippi


Train service first came to Jackson, Mississippi in 1840, when the Clinton and Vicksburg Railway established a connection. The city became a more prominent rail hub after the American Civil War as a stop for what eventually became the Illinois Central Railroad. The modern Georgian Revival station was built in 1927 by Illinois Central when the rail lines were rebuilt through downtown.[3]

Passenger trains served in pastEdit

This Illinois Central operated trains to these endpoints through the station:


After years of disuse, in 2003 the City of Jackson purchased the building from the Canadian National Railway, the successor to Illinois Central, with the intention of turning it into a multimodal hub named Union Station. The city undertook a $20 million renovation funded by the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act and the Jackson Redevelopment Authority; Dale and Associates were chosen as architects. The city converted the building into the Jackson Transit System's primary bus station and added facilities for Greyhound Lines. The former freighthouse was converted for use by Amtrak, and other areas of the building were redesigned for commercial use. Dale and Associates received a 2005 Mississippi AIA Merit Award for the completed project.[3] It is listed as a Mississippi Landmark.


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2021: State of Mississippi" (PDF). Amtrak. August 2022. Retrieved September 27, 2022.
  2. ^ "Jatran.com". jatran.com. JATRAN. 2013. Retrieved December 4, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Mississippi" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  4. ^ January 1950 Illinois Central timetable, Tables A, B, D and F

External linksEdit

  Media related to Jackson, Mississippi (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons