Tucson (Amtrak station)

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Tucson
Tucson, AZ train station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 400 North Toole Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85701
Coordinates 32°13′23″N 110°58′01″W / 32.22300°N 110.96708°W / 32.22300; -110.96708Coordinates: 32°13′23″N 110°58′01″W / 32.22300°N 110.96708°W / 32.22300; -110.96708
Line(s)
Connections Sun Tran bus
Old Pueblo Trolley
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1907
Rebuilt 2004
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code TUS
Owned by City of Tucson
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 25,921[1] Increase 8.5%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Sunset Limited
toward New Orleans
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago

The Tucson depot is served by Amtrak three times a week by the Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle trains.

Schedule[edit]

Sunset Limited train #2 and Texas Eagle through car #422 — stop at Tucson from 8:28AM to 9:15AM every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday morning towards New Orleans (#2) and Chicago (through car #422).

Sunset Limited train #1 and Texas Eagle through car #421 — stop at Tucson from 7:45PM to 8:35PM every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday night towards Los Angeles.

History[edit]

The depot was built in 1907 by the Southern Pacific Railroad (SP). It was designed by the SP's architect, Daniel J. Patterson who designed a number of depots during the same era, including the San Antonio Station.

In 1998, the City purchased the entire depot property from the Union Pacific Railroad, which had absorbed the SP.[2] Restoration of the main depot building and the three adjacent buildings, to their 1941 modernized Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style, was completed in 2004. Spanish Colonial Revival elements include the stuccoed brick walls, red clay roof tiles and colorful, decorative tilework in the waiting room.[3] The station and other railroad buildings are included as contributing resources to the National Register-listed Tucson Warehouse Historic District.[4]

The Old Pueblo Trolley & Sun Link extended their historic streetcar line to the Depot in 2009.

The Southern Arizona Transportation Museum is located in the old Records Vault building. [5]

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