Colfax station

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Colfax California Amtrak station.jpeg
The station building in 2008 after being renovated.
Location 99 Railroad Street at Church Street
Colfax, California
Coordinates 39°05′58″N 120°57′11″W / 39.0994°N 120.9531°W / 39.0994; -120.9531Coordinates: 39°05′58″N 120°57′11″W / 39.0994°N 120.9531°W / 39.0994; -120.9531
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Thruway Motorcoach
Parking Free
Bicycle facilities Tie-downs
Other information
Station code COX
Opened 1905
Rebuilt Early-2000's
Passengers (2015) 4,631[1]Decrease 3.7% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
toward Chicago
Location of the Colfax Amtrak Station.
Location of the Colfax Amtrak Station.
Location within California

Colfax station is an Amtrak train station in Colfax, California. It serves the California Zephyr line. It is unstaffed. The station was built in 1905 by Southern Pacific Railroad and was restored in the early 21st Century; in addition to a waiting room, the building also houses the Colfax Heritage Museum.[2] The platform is movable to accommodate Union Pacific rotary snowplows, which are liable to scrape a platform 8 inches above top of rail.[3]

Between January 1, 1998, and February 13, 2000, a single round-trip of the Capitol Corridor terminated at Colfax. This service ended because of low ridership.

In FY2012 Colfax was the 69th-busiest of Amtrak's 74 California stations, boarding or detraining an average of about 12 passengers daily.[4]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1  California Zephyr toward Emeryville (Roseville)
 California Zephyr toward Chicago (Truckee)
2  Bypass/Freight line No passenger service


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed 2 February 2013.
  3. ^ Glischinski, Steve (December 2010), "Where the Rotaries Roll On", Trains Magazine, 70 (12): 24, ISSN 0041-0934, When the rotaries move out of Roseville, workers have to pull up crossings, and remove the Amtrak station platforms at Rocklin and Colfax to accommodate the plows. The platforms were designed to be portable because of this. 
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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