La Junta (Amtrak station)

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La Junta
La Junta, CO, station in the evening.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1 West First Street
La Junta, CO 81050
Coordinates 37°59′18″N 103°32′39″W / 37.9883°N 103.5443°W / 37.9883; -103.5443Coordinates: 37°59′18″N 103°32′39″W / 37.9883°N 103.5443°W / 37.9883; -103.5443
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1955
Station code LAJ
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 6,711[1] Increase 2.2%
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
toward Denver
Denver Branch Terminus
toward Denver
Denver Branch
Major stations

The La Junta Amtrak station is a train station in La Junta, Colorado, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. The Southwest Chief trains 3 & 4 stop here for 10–15 minutes. Westbound trains are scheduled to arrive at 8:15 AM and depart at 8:30 AM, while the eastbound trains arrive at 7:30 PM and depart at 7:41 PM (all times Mountain Time Zone). There are no facilities at the station itself beyond a toilet and beverage vending machine. La Junta was a major point along the Santa Fe Railroad, as a branch line to Pueblo and Denver started from here.

La Junta Station was originally built in 1955 as a replacement for the former Harvey House. The freight house, which was part of the previous station was spared from being demolished and now serves as a Purina feed mill.[2]

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