Green River station (Utah)
|Amtrak inter-city rail station|
Green River station in October 2007
|Location||250 South Broadway|
Green River, Utah
|Owned by||Union Pacific Railroad|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Parking||20 long term spaces|
5 short term spaces
|Passengers (2016)||2,589 14.1%|
The Green River station is a train station in Green River, Utah. It is served by Amtrak's California Zephyr, which runs once daily between Chicago and Emeryville, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The station has a platform only with no passenger shelter and no services.
Amtrak took over most intercity passenger service on May 1, 1971. However, the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW) opted to continue to privately operate its Rio Grande Zephyr. In 1983, facing heavy losses, the D&RGW agreed to allow Amtrak to reroute the San Francisco Zephyr over its Moffat Tunnel Route mainline. A mudslide severed the line on April 14, 1983, ending Rio Grande Zephyr service west of Grand Junction, Colorado. After the line was rebuilt, Amtrak's newly renamed California Zephyr began operating over the D&RGW on July 16, 1983, with stops at both Thompson Springs and Green River. The Green River stop was eliminated along with lightly used stops at Bond and Rifle in Colorado on October 30, 1983.
On May 11, 1997, Amtrak closed Thompson station and reopened Green River with a handicapped-accessible platform. The Desert Wind and Pioneer were eliminated the same day; they had passed through Green River for years but never stopped there. The Thompson station building was later removed.
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- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Utah" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. Nov 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2017.
- Sanders, Craig (2006). Amtrak in the Heartland. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. pp. 144, 155. ISBN 978-0-253-34705-3.
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