East Glacier Park station

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East Glacier Park
Train Station at Glacier.jpg
Location 400 Hwy 49 North
East Glacier Park, MT 59434
Coordinates 48°26′38″N 113°13′07″W / 48.4439°N 113.2185°W / 48.4439; -113.2185Coordinates: 48°26′38″N 113°13′07″W / 48.4439°N 113.2185°W / 48.4439; -113.2185
Owned by BNSF Railway
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Yes; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GPK
History
Opened 1913
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 11,952[1]Decrease 19.3%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Empire Builder
toward Chicago

East Glacier Park station is a train station in East Glacier Park Village, Montana. It is a seasonal stop for Amtrak's Empire Builder line, open from April to October. It serves mostly visitors to Glacier National Park. It functions as an alternate to Browning station on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation, which opens from October to April.

The historic Glacier Park Hotel (aka Glacier Park Lodge) was built in 1913 by the Great Northern Railroad. The hotel is within a block's distance from the station, and thus arriving passengers can walk to the Glacier Park Hotel if they wish, but typically a van from the hotel meets the train and will carry passengers and their luggage to the hotel. The station, platform, and parking are owned by BNSF Railway.[2][3] This station operates during the summer only.

The station has a sign that reads "Glacier Park" (its historic former name), but the current "East Glacier Park" name is used on Amtrak schedules and by train personnel when making the onboard arrival announcement.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Montana" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak - Great American Stations". Amtrak. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  3. ^ Grau, Kara; Bruns-Dubois, Melissa; Nickerson, Norma P. (December 2006). "The Economic Review of the Travel Industry in Montana" (PDF). Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-30. Retrieved 2007-02-01.  External link in |publisher= (help)

External links[edit]

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