Gainesville station (Texas)

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Gainesville, TX
Gainesville, TX train station.jpg
Location605 East California Street
Gainesville, Texas 76240
Coordinates33°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
Platforms1 side platform
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGLE
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 Dallas
Chicagoan/Kansas Cityan
toward Purcell
GC&SF Rlwy.
Main Line
toward Galveston
Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Santa Fe Passenger Depot is located in Texas
Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Santa Fe Passenger Depot is located in the US
Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Santa Fe Passenger Depot
Arealess than one acre
Built1902 (1902)
ArchitectC.W. Felt
NRHP reference #83003757[2]
RTHL #4580
Significant dates
Added to NRHPOctober 6, 1983
Designated RTHL1983

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.[3]

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  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2013, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ "Gainesville, Texas (GLE)". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 20 October 2014.

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