Glenwood Springs (Amtrak station)

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Glenwood Springs
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Amtrak station at Glenwood Springs.jpg
Location 413 7th Street
Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601[1]
 United States
Coordinates 39°32′53″N 107°19′24″W / 39.5480°N 107.3233°W / 39.5480; -107.3233Coordinates: 39°32′53″N 107°19′24″W / 39.5480°N 107.3233°W / 39.5480; -107.3233
Owned by Union Pacific Railroad
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking Long and short term available[1]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GSC
History
Opened 1904
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 34,489[2]Increase 4.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
toward Chicago
  Former services  
toward Los Angeles
Desert Wind
Discontinued in 1997
toward Chicago
Pioneer
Before 1991 reroute
Location
Location of the Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station
Location of the Glenwood Springs Amtrak Station
Location of Glenwood Springs Station within Colorado

The Glenwood Springs Station is a railway station in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, United States that is served daily by Amtrak's (the national railroad passenger system) California Zephyr, which runs once daily between Chicago, Illinois and Emeryville, California (in the San Francisco Bay Area).[Note 1] (The next western stop is in Grand Junction and the next eastern stop is in Grandby.)

The station also serves as a second Greyhound bus stop in Glenwood Springs. The station was originally built by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW) in 1904, and is close to the banks of the Colorado River. It is composed of brick and Frying Pan River red sandstone, and the roof line is marked by jerkinhead cross gables flanked by medieval-inspired brick towers with pyramidal roofs.[4] The Glenwood Railroad Museum occupies the former Ladies’ Waiting Room.[4]

Beginning in 1983, both the Desert Wind (with service from Chicago to Los Angeles) and the Pioneer (with service from Chicago to Seattle) previously stopped at the Glenwood Springs Station. Service by the Pioneer was dropped when that train was rerouted through Wyoming in 1991 (the train was later discontinued altogether in 1997). Service by the Desert Wind ended when Amtrak discontinued that train in 1997 (at the same time as the Pioneer was discontinued).

Of the nine Colorado stations served by Amtrak, Glenwood Springs was the second busiest in FY2014.[5]

The station and the town feature in an episode of the BBC television series Michael Palin: Around the World in 80 Days.[6]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of 13 January 2014, the previous schedule continues with the westbound train (Route 5) scheduled to stop at 1:53 pm and the eastbound train (Route 6) scheduled to stop at 12:10 pm.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Glenwood Springs, CO (GSC)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Colorado" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. Nov 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2015. 
  3. ^ "California Zephyr" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. 13 Jan 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Great American Stations: Glenwood Springs, CO (GSC)". greatamericanstations.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014. 
  5. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Colorado" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. Nov 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Palin's Travels". Retrieved 29 Sep 2014. 

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