Reno (Amtrak station)
The back of the depot with escalator to the depressed tracks
|Address||280 North Center Street
Reno, NV 89501
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Owned by||City of Reno|
|Passengers (2013)||78,827 15%|
The Reno Amtrak station is a train station in Reno, Nevada, United States, served by Amtrak's California Zephyr train and multiple-frequency daily Thruway Motorcoach service. The depot was built in 1926 by the Southern Pacific Railroad. It is the 3rd train depot built at this same location. The first two were built by the Central Pacific Railroad; both of these were destroyed by fires. This depot was also used by the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, until 1950, when the railroad ceased operations. The depot was enlarged in 2007, as part of a project called ReTRAC, which lowered the tracks to eliminate most at-grade crossings in downtown Reno. In the process of excavating around the depot, many artifacts from Reno's past were discovered, some exposing not-well-known moments in Reno's history. Several of these are on display in the station lobby, including an old cistern used by the fire department, a long filled-in pedestrian tunnel, a previously unknown basement at a former masonic lodge, a horse watering fountain, American Indian artifacts, and several bottles dating as far back as the 1860s. The Western Pacific Railroad historically provided service to Reno, but never used this depot, instead using the now abandoned Nevada-California-Oregon Railroad Depot, a few blocks to the northeast.
On December 4, 2012, it was announced that the Station would be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Nevada" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- "Reno’s Southern Pacific/Amtrak on Nat'l Register for Historic Places" (HTML). KTVN Channel 2 News. December 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
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