Creston station

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Amtrak Creston IA.jpg
LocationPine Ave. & Adams St.
Creston, Iowa
United States
Coordinates41°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 byBNSF Railway
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Other information
Station codeCRN
Passengers (2016)3,843[1]Decrease 23%
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr Osceola
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Omaha Desert Wind
Discontinued in 1997
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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