Creston station

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Creston, IA
Amtrak Creston IA.jpg
Location Pine Ave. & Adams St.
Coordinates 41°03′25″N 94°21′41″W / 41.0570°N 94.3614°W / 41.0570; -94.3614Coordinates: 41°03′25″N 94°21′41″W / 41.0570°N 94.3614°W / 41.0570; -94.3614
Owned by BNSF Railway
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking free
Other information
Station code CRN
Opened 1969
Passengers (2016) 3,843[1]Decrease 23%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
toward Chicago

Creston is an unstaffed Amtrak intercity train station in Creston, Iowa. Amtrak shares the building with the BNSF Railway, which uses the building as a yard office. The station is served by the California Zephyr. The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (CB&Q) constructed the station in 1969.

The current station replaced a larger adjacent depot constructed in 1899 (that is on the NRHP), designed by CB&Q staff architect Walter Theodore Krausch.[2][3]:110 That depot still stands; in 2009 then-Governor Chet Culver proposed moving Amtrak back into the older facility.[4]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Iowa" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  2. ^ Osmun, Diane R. (2011). Creston. Arcadia Publishing.
  3. ^ Potter, Janet Greenstein (1996). Great American Railroad Stations. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. p. 319. ISBN 978-0471143895.
  4. ^ Ellyson, Tyler (September 24, 2009). "Culver talks trains". News Advertiser. Retrieved 2010-04-15.

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