Grand Forks (Amtrak station)
The station from the parking lot entrance
|Address||5555 DeMers Avenue
Grand Forks, ND 58201
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2013)||19,422 4.2%|
It is located at a railroad wye where Amtrak trains headed for Chicago turn south. The station was built by Amtrak in 1982, replacing the use of a Great Northern station downtown and allowing Amtrak to serve the city without having to go downtown and then back up. For a while before the station officially opened, trains stopped here and passengers were bussed to and from the old station. The former Great Northern station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1990.
Grand Forks is served by Amtrak's daily Empire Builder. Of the seven North Dakota stations served by Amtrak, Grand Forks was the fourth busiest in FY10, boarding or detraining an average of about 55 passengers daily. The station is owned by Amtrak. The platform and tracks are owned by BNSF Railway.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of North Dakota" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Empire Builder 75th Anniversary (Great Northern Railway Historical Society)
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of North Dakota" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
- Amtrak – Stations – Grand Forks, ND
- Grand Forks Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)
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