Grand Junction (Amtrak station)

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Grand Junction
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Grand Junction Amtrak Station.jpg
The current station at Grand Junction
Station statistics
Address 339 South 1st Street
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501[1]
 United States
Coordinates 39°03′53″N 108°34′14″W / 39.0646°N 108.5705°W / 39.0646; -108.5705Coordinates: 39°03′53″N 108°34′14″W / 39.0646°N 108.5705°W / 39.0646; -108.5705
Line(s)
Connections Grand Valley Transit: Route 11
Structure type At-grade
Platforms 1 side platform
1 island platform
Tracks 3
Parking 5 short term spaces[1]
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code GJT
Owned by Union Pacific Railroad &
Pufferbelly, Inc[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 29,826[3] Decrease 6.8%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
toward Chicago
Closed in 1997
toward Emeryville
  Former services  
toward Los Angeles
Desert Wind
Discontinued in 1997
toward Chicago
toward Seattle
Pioneer
Before 1991 reroute
Location
Location of the Grand Junction Amtrak Station
Location of the Grand Junction Amtrak Station
Location of Grand Junction Station within Colorado

The Grand Junction Station is a train station in Grand Junction, 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 Green River, Utah and the next eastern stop is in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.)

Until 1992 Amtrak used the ex-Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW) station, located next door to the current building.[2] The current station building was built in the 1970s and originally used as a restaurant.

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 Grand Junction 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). Also in 1997, the Green River Station (in Utah) station replaced the former station in Thompson Springs, Utah as the next station to the west.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of 13 January 2014, the previous schedule continues with the westbound train (Route 5) scheduled to stop at 4:10 pm and the eastbound train (Route 6) scheduled to stop at 10:23 am.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Grand Junction, CO (GJT)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Great American Stations: Grand Junction, CO (GJT)". greatamericanstations.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014. 
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Colorado" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. Nov 2013. Retrieved 3 Dec 2013. 
  4. ^ "California Zephyr" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. 13 Jan 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014. 

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