East Glacier Park (Amtrak station)
|East Glacier Park|
|Address||400 Hwy 49 North
East Glacier Park, MT 59434
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Owned by||BNSF Railway|
|Passengers (2013)||14,814 0.5%|
East Glacier Park is a seasonal station stop for the Amtrak Empire Builder in East Glacier Park, Montana. The station is served daily from April to October, and caters mostly to tourists visiting Glacier National Park.
The historic Glacier Park Hotel (aka Glacier Park Lodge) built in 1913 by the Great Northern Railroad is within a block's distance from the station.
The station, platform, and parking are owned by BNSF Railway. This station operates during the summer only. The platform at East Glacier Park has been extended along the tracks and thus is long enough to provide access to the entire train with only a single "spotting" of the train. Passengers intending to board train cars stopped well away from the station itself must walk down the platform to their car and not expect the train to be pulled forward and "spotted" a second time (as would be the case with stations with short platforms).
The East Glacier Park station has a sign that reads "Glacier Park" (its historic former name), but its current actual name of "East Glacier Park" will be used by Amtrak personnel when making the arrival announcement aboard the train.
Notes and references
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Montana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "Amtrak - Great American Stations". Amtrak. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
- Grau, Kara; Bruns-Dubois, Melissa; Nickerson, Norma P. (December 2006). "The Economic Review of the Travel Industry in Montana" (PDF). Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. Retrieved 2007-02-01.
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