Flagstaff (Amtrak station)

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Flagstaff
Flagstaff train station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1 East Route 66
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Coordinates 35°11′51″N 111°38′57″W / 35.1974°N 111.6491°W / 35.1974; -111.6491Coordinates: 35°11′51″N 111°38′57″W / 35.1974°N 111.6491°W / 35.1974; -111.6491
Line(s)
Connections Mountain Line
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1926
Station code FLG
Owned by Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 40,390[1] Decrease 1.5%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago
  Former services  
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
Main Line
toward Los Angeles
Main Line
Major stations

The Flagstaff Amtrak station is located at 1 East Route 66 in Flagstaff, Arizona. The station, formerly the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot, doubles as a visitor center and is located in the midst of the shops, cafes, and boutiques of downtown Flagstaff. Northern Arizona University is located nearby, as are the Lowell Observatory (where Pluto was discovered), Sunset Crater, the Walnut Canyon National Monument, ski resorts, and other attractions.

History[edit]

The old A&P depot.

AT&SF built the depot in 1926. The station's elevation is 6,902 feet (2,104 m) above sea level. Adjacent is the 1886 solid-red sandstone freight depot originally built by the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad.[2]

Routes[edit]

  • Southwest Chief
  • Mountain Line city bus service
  • Open Road Tours shuttle services to Phoenix, Camp Verde, Sedona, Oak Creek, Williams, and the Grand Canyon depart from the Amtrak station.
  • Flagstaff Shuttle and Charter provides custom time private shuttles from Amtrak to the Grand Canyon, Sedona, and Snowbowl Ski Area.
  • Greyhound operates intercity bus service from its nearby station

Some Greyhound and Open Road services may be booked through Amtrak.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Arizona" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Bruner, Betsey (July 15, 2010). "Landscape holds remnants of Flagstaff's railroad past". Arizona Daily Sun. Retrieved 2011-10-28. 

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