Gainesville station (Texas)

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Location 605 East California Street
Gainesville, Texas 76240
Coordinates 33°37′30″N 97°08′27″W / 33.625°N 97.1407°W / 33.625; -97.1407
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GLE
Opened 1902
Passengers (2013) 6,476[1]Decrease 20%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Heartland Flyer
  Former services  
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Purcell
GC&SF Rlwy.
Main Line
toward Galveston
Santa Fe Passenger Depot at Gainesville
Gainesville station (Texas) is located in Texas
Gainesville station (Texas)
Gainesville station (Texas) is located in the US
Gainesville station (Texas)
Location Gainesville, Texas, USA
Coordinates 33°37′30″N 97°08′27″W / 33.625°N 97.1407°W / 33.625; -97.1407Coordinates: 33°37′30″N 97°08′27″W / 33.625°N 97.1407°W / 33.625; -97.1407
Built 1902
Architect C.W. Felt
NRHP Reference # 83003757
RTHL # 4580
Significant dates
Added to NRHP 1983
Designated RTHL 1983

Gainesville is an Amtrak intercity train station in Gainesville, Texas. The station, called the Historic Santa Fe Depot in Gainesville, was originally built as an Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Depot in 1902. It housed a Harvey House Restaurant until 1931. The station saw no passenger rail service from December 5, 1979, when the last Amtrak Lone Star operated, until June 15, 1999, when the first Amtrak Heartland Flyer came through. The Santa Fe Railway deeded the depot to the city on October 19, 1981; however, its restoration was not completed until 2001. A museum is located on the first floor, and upstairs are city offices and a replica of a Harvey House overnight stay quarters.[2]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Gainesville, Texas (GLE)". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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