Schriever, LA (SCH)
Schriever is located in Terrebonne Parish, an area rich in Cajun culture and renowned for its seafood, hospitality and diverse wetlands.
145 Burlington Court
Burlington Court and Old Schriever Highway
Schriever, LA 70395
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 1,455
- Facility Ownership: BNSF Railway
- Parking Lot Ownership: BNSF Railway
- Platform Ownership: BNSF Railway
- Track Ownership: BNSF Railway
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The Schriever station consists of a platform adjacent to a building that houses BNSF offices. It is located at a junction that once provided service to the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP) as well as the Louisiana and Delta Railroad. Today, BNSF uses the tracks along with Amtrak. The Shriever stop serves Thibodaux, home of Nicholls State University, and Houma.
Schriever is located in Terrebonne Parish, which includes the cities of Houma, Bayou Cane and Thibodaux. The New Orleans-Opelousas and Great Western Railroad, today the SP, was built between Schriever and Gibson in 1852 and was first used in 1855. In 1872, a branch railroad was established linking Schriever and Houma, greatly increasing trade and travel in the area. Terrebonne, founded in 1822 and meaning “good earth” in French, was the setting of the 2005 film, The Skeleton Key. Schriever was home to Louisiana Governor Henry S. Thibodaux (1824), who owned a plantation nearby. He is buried nearby at St. Bridget’s Church.
Both Houma and Thibodaux are rich in Cajun culture and are renowned for their seafood, hospitality, and swamps. The area is known for its fertile land and wildlife. Due to years of seclusion, the region has preserved its unique culture. Terrebonne Parish was settled by French New Orleanians, Cajuns exiled from Nova Scotia, Spanish, and Anglo-Saxons. Each year, the locals celebrate Mardi Gras. Houma offers an aquatic wildlife museum, great restaurants, and many monuments dedicated to local military personnel. Thibodaux was settled in the 18th century and has been featured in many songs, such as Hank Williams’ “Jambalaya (On the Bayou).” In November 1887, a sugar cane workers strike led to the “Thibodaux Massacre,” the second bloodiest labor dispute in U.S. history. Thirty to thirty-five African American workers were killed during attempts to stop the strike.
Nearby attractions include the Jean Lafitte National Park Wetlands Acadian Cultural Center, an interactive museum about the Acadians, known as Cajuns, and their travels from Canada to the bayous of Louisiana. The Southdown Plantation House, a 19th century sugar plantation, is located nearby in Houma. Today it is home to the Terrebonne Museum of History and Culture.
Amtrak does not provide ticketing or baggage services at this facility, which is served by the tri-weekly Sunset Limited (Westbound: Monday, Wednesday, Saturday; Eastbound: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday)
- 5 Short Term Parking Spaces
- 15 Long Term Parking Spaces
- Accessible Payphones
- Accessible Platform
- Accessible Waiting Room