Alpine station

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Alpine, TX
Alpine Amtrak station (13014372424).jpg
Location102 West Holland Street
Alpine, TX 79830
United States
Coordinates30°21′26″N 103°39′42″W / 30.35720°N 103.66168°W / 30.35720; -103.66168Coordinates: 30°21′26″N 103°39′42″W / 30.35720°N 103.66168°W / 30.35720; -103.66168
Line(s)Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
Other information
Station codeALP
History
Opened1946
Traffic
Passengers (2017)4,999[1]Increase 1.13%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Sunset Limited
toward New Orleans
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago

Alpine is an Amtrak station in Alpine, Texas, served by the Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle routes. It is not staffed and has partial wheelchair accessibility, an enclosed waiting area, public payphones, and parking. It is located at 102 West Holland Street, is less than a mile from Sul Ross State University, and is also the nearest station to Big Bend National Park.

History[edit]

The depot, commissioned in 1946 by the Texas and New Orleans Railroad, was built in the Spanish Mission Revival style with light Art Deco detailing. The façade facing the tracks has a projecting center bay with a large window framed by geometric rope detailing. An octagonal cupola with a finial tops the building. [2]

Notable places nearby[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "Alpine, Texas, station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 20 October 2014.

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