Helper station

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Helper
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Location 1 Depot Street
Helper, Utah 84526[1]
United States
Coordinates 39°41′02″N 110°51′13.5″W / 39.68389°N 110.853750°W / 39.68389; -110.853750Coordinates: 39°41′02″N 110°51′13.5″W / 39.68389°N 110.853750°W / 39.68389; -110.853750
Owned by Union Pacific Railroad[2]
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 5 long term spaces
5 short term spaces[1]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code HER
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 2,145[3]Increase 2.5%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
toward Chicago
Closed in 1997
toward Chicago
  Former services  
toward Los Angeles
Desert Wind
Discontinued in 1997
toward Chicago
toward Seattle
Pioneer
Before 1991 reroute
Location
Location of the Helper Amtrak Station
Location of the Helper Amtrak Station
Location of Helper Station within Utah

The Helper station is a railroad station in Helper, Utah. It is served by Amtrak's California Zephyr, which runs once daily between Chicago, Illinois, and Emeryville, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.[Note 1]

The station was originally built by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1881, and is currently owned by the Union Pacific Railroad. The station building has a passenger waiting area only. There are no services provided at the station (e.g., ticketing, restrooms, lounge, etc.).[1]

Beginning in 1983, both the Desert Wind (with service from Chicago to Los Angeles) and the Pioneer (with service from Chicago to Seattle) previously stopped at the Helper station. Service by the Pioneer was dropped when that train was rerouted through Wyoming in 1991 (the train was later discontinued altogether in 1997). Service by the Desert Wind ended when Amtrak discontinued that train in 1997 (at the same time as the Pioneer was discontinued). Also in 1997, the Green River Station replaced the former station in Thompson Springs as the next station to the east.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ As of 13 January 2014, the previous schedule continues with the westbound train (Route 5) scheduled to stop at 7:20 pm and the eastbound train (Route 6) scheduled to stop at 6:37 am.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Helper, UT (HER)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 22 Aug 2013. 
  2. ^ "Great American Stations: Helper, UT (HER)". greatamericanstations.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014. 
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Utah" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. Nov 2016. Retrieved January 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ "California Zephyr" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. 13 Jan 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014. 

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