Grand Junction (Amtrak station)
|Amtrak inter-city rail station|
The current station at Grand Junction
|Location||339 South 1st Street
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501
|Owned by||Union Pacific Railroad &
|Platforms||1 side platform
1 island platform
|Connections||Grand Valley Transit: Route 11|
|Parking||5 short term spaces|
|Passengers (2014)||29,672 0.5%|
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. 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.
Of the nine Colorado stations served by Amtrak, Grand Junction was the third busiest in FY2014.
- 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.
- "Grand Junction, CO (GJT)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014.
- "Great American Stations: Grand Junction, CO (GJT)". greatamericanstations.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Colorado" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. Nov 2014. Retrieved 11 Mar 2015.
- "California Zephyr" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. 13 Jan 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014.
- Media related to Grand Junction (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Grand Junction, CO
- Grand Junction (GJT): Great American Stations (Amtrak)
- Grand Junction Amtrak Station (USA RailGuide -- TrainWeb)
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