Illinois Terminal

For the railroad of the same name, see Illinois Terminal Railroad.
Illinois Terminal

Location 45 East University Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
United States
Coordinates 40°06′57″N 88°14′28″W / 40.11583°N 88.24111°W / 40.11583; -88.24111Coordinates: 40°06′57″N 88°14′28″W / 40.11583°N 88.24111°W / 40.11583; -88.24111
Owned by C-U MTD
Line(s) Illinois Central (CN)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Train operators Amtrak
Bus stands 10
Bus operators Champaign-Urbana MTD
Burlington Trailways
Greyhound Lines
Parking 30 short and 50 long term spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: CHM
Opened 1999
Passengers (2014) 178,487[1]Decrease 6.5%
Preceding station   Amtrak   Following station
toward New Orleans
City of New Orleans
toward Chicago
toward Carbondale
Illini and Saluki
toward Chicago
Illinois Terminal
Location within Illinois

The Illinois Terminal is an intermodal passenger transport center located at 45 East University Avenue in Champaign, Illinois, United States. The facility opened in January 1999, and provides Amtrak train service and various bus services to the Champaign-Urbana area.


Owned by the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, the building also houses a Subway restaurant, the Champaign office for Michael Frerichs, Illinois State Senator for the 52nd District,[2][3] and the offices of the Junior League, as well as a school, meeting spaces, and banquet halls.[4]

Illinois Terminal was built with funds provided by the Federal Transit Administration, Illinois Department of Transportation, the Champaign-Urban Mass Transit District and the city of Champaign,[4] and was named for the Illinois Terminal Railroad, an electric interurban line that ran from Champaign, and at one time extended as far as St. Louis. The track and platforms of the Illinois Terminal are owned by the Canadian National Illinois Central Railroad.[4]

There is a short term parking lot in front of the building with long term parking available off Water Street east of the tracks.


The facility is used by the following transportation companies:[2]


  1. "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Illinois" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 24 February 2015.
  2. 1 2 Illinois Terminal Information." CU-MTD. Retrieved on July 15, 2009.
  4. 1 2 3 "Champaign - Urbana, IL (CHM)" on The Great American Stations website
  5. Peoria Charter

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