Granby station

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Granby
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Granby, Colorado Amtrak station.jpg
Granby station.
Location 438 Railroad Avenue
Granby, Colorado 80446[1]
United States
Coordinates 40°05′03″N 105°56′08″W / 40.0841°N 105.9355°W / 40.0841; -105.9355Coordinates: 40°05′03″N 105°56′08″W / 40.0841°N 105.9355°W / 40.0841; -105.9355
Owned by Union Pacific Railroad & Town of Granby
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GRA
History
Opened 1987
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 4,677[2]Increase 18.6%
Services
shelter,WC
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
toward Chicago
  Former services  
toward Los Angeles
Desert Wind
Discontinued in 1997
toward Chicago
Pioneer
Before 1991 reroute
Location
Location of the Granby Amtrak Station
Location of the Granby Amtrak Station
Location of Granby Station within Colorado

The Granby station is a train station in Granby, Colorado. It is served by Amtrak's California Zephyr, which runs once daily between Chicago and Emeryville, California in the San Francisco Bay Area.[Note 1] Despite its antiquated appearance and structure (the station is made of wood), the station was built in 1987.

Granby is proposed as a station to use for access of the Rocky Mountain National Park by train.[4] However, while the train ride (from the Denver side) provides impressive views the station itself lies a good sixteen miles from the park without public transportation connections.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of 13 January 2014, the previous schedule continues with the westbound train (Route 5) scheduled to stop at 10:37 am and the eastbound train (Route 6) scheduled to stop at 3:12 pm.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Granby, CO (GRA)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 10 Jan 2014. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Colorado" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. Nov 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "California Zephyr" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. 13 Jan 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 10 Jan 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rocky Mountains National Park Colorado: Directions". http://www.nps.gov. National Park Service. Retrieved 10 Jan 2014.  External link in |website= (help)

External links[edit]

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