Amtrak Station

 

100 E. Third St. (Cross Street: Washington)
Springfield, IL 62701
(800) 872-7245
(800) 523-6590 TTY
(217) 753-2013
www.amtrak.com

Springfield's Amtrak station is in the heart of downtown, just one and a half blocks west of the Old State Capital. Two routes run through the city: the Lincoln between St. Louis and Chicago and the Texas Eagle between Chicago and San Antonio. Travel time is approximately 3 1/2 hours from Chicago and 2 hours from St. Louis. Even on unreserved trains, persons using wheelchairs need to reserve a wheelchair space or transfer seat since these facilities are limited. Boarding is by manual chair lift which can be arranged either by calling ahead or arriving early. Advance notice is also required for persons traveling with medical oxygen. Accessible accommodations and discounts are available only by phone or in person. See the "Special Needs and Accessibility" section of the website for additional information.

Hours

  • Daily 6am-11pm
  • Ticketing and Checked Baggage close at 10:30pm

Parking/Loading Zone

  • Accessible loading zone
  • Street parking
  • Private parking lot—designated accessible spaces
  • Spaces and aisles are not marked on pavement
  • Nearest offsite public parking lot/garage
    • Public Parking Garage
    • 4th and Washington

Features for People with Service Animals

  • Natural surface/grassy dog relief area
    • Location—3rd and Washington, southwest corner

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Features for People with Hearing Loss

  • Print information—train schedule
  • Public phone with volume control

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Features for People with Vision Loss

  • Orientation to station/boarding assistance—on request
  • Braille/Tactile Signage—restrooms
    • Located on door
  • Interior Signage—large print, high contrast, non-glare
  • Height clearance at least 80
  • No undetectable protruding objects in path of travel

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Accessible Entrance

  • Level entry
  • Door has at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none

Assistive Equipment for Guests with Physical Disabilities

  • Manual wheelchair lift to board/disembark train
    • Request in advance or arrive early
    • Weight limit 600 lbs. (occupied chair)

Interior Access

  • Corridor/path of travel at least 36" wide

Elevator

  • None
  • All facilities on one level

Accessible Facilities/Amenities

  • Brochure rack
  • Baggage Check
  • Seating—Waiting room
  • Benches with arm at one end
  • Public Phone—54" max. to top control for side approach
  • Drinking Fountain
  • Vending Machines
  • Note: Ticket counter not lowered

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Accessible Public Restroom

  • Men's and Women's
  • Location
    • Waiting room to right of ticket counter
  • Access symbol identifies facility
  • Entry door at least 32" clearance
  • Threshold less than 1/2" beveled
  • Space in restroom to maneuver—5' by 5' or T-shaped space to turn
  • Wheelchair stall 60" by 58"/60" minimum
  • Stall door at least 32" clearance
  • Stall door swings out
  • Grab bar behind and alongside toilet
  • Lateral transfer space at least 30" wide
  • Toilet height 17" to 19"
  • Roll under sink with knee clearance at least 27" high and 30" wide
  • Mirror 40" or less from floor or tilted
  • Towels/soap/vending within reach—48" or less from floor
  • Faucet controls automatic or lever type
  • Latch operable with closed fist
  • Easy grasp/lever handle or none

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