Icicle Station

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Icicle Station
Leavenworth Amtrak Station.jpg
Location 11645 North Road
Leavenworth, WA 98801
United States
Coordinates 47°36′25″N 120°38′40″W / 47.606886°N 120.644345°W / 47.606886; -120.644345Coordinates: 47°36′25″N 120°38′40″W / 47.606886°N 120.644345°W / 47.606886; -120.644345
Owned by City of Leavenworth
Line(s) BNSF Railway
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking Short-term only; free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: LWA
History
Opened September 25, 2009[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 7,957[2]Increase 5.56%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Seattle
Empire Builder
toward Chicago

Icicle Station, also known as Leavenworth station, is a train station for Amtrak's Empire Builder in Leavenworth, Washington. The station started service on September 25, 2009.[1]

Former mayor Rob Eaton initiated the station project in 2003 as a way to bring tourists to Leavenworth, which is famous for its "Bavarian Village" themed downtown. By February 2007, track-owner BNSF Railway and Amtrak had approved the station project and it moved forward. HNTB, Inc. completed the station design and managed construction.[3]

The station and parking are owned by the City of Leavenworth, Washington. The track and platforms are owned by BNSF Railway. There is no Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach connection at this station, but there is a stop nearby at U.S. Route 2 and Icicle Road.

Boardings and alightings[edit]

Year 2011[4] 2012[5] 2013[6] 2014[7] 2015[8] 2016[2]
Total 8,028 12,751 9,231 11,307 7,538 7,957
YOY Difference - 4,723 -3,520 2,076 -3769 419
YOY Difference % - 58.83% -27.61% 22.49% -33.33% 5.56%

Shuttle services[edit]

Link Transit has a Dial-a-Ride service that is open to the general public. The service requires at least a one-day advance notice.[9]

Leavenworth Taxi also has a shuttle to and from the station.[10]

Some hotels in the area offer a shuttle to the train station such as the Icicle Inn.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Amtrak Empire Builder Service to Leavenworth, WA, to Begin September 25, 2009". Reuters. 2009-09-17. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  2. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2016, State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved 17 Jan 2017. 
  3. ^ "Leavenworth, WA (LWA)". www.greatamericanstations.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 6 October 2014. 
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2011: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2011. p. 1. Retrieved 6 Jan 2015. 
  5. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2012: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. p. 1. Retrieved 6 Jan 2015. 
  6. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2013: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. p. 1. Retrieved 6 Jan 2015. 
  7. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2014: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. p. 1. Retrieved 12 Jan 2016. 
  8. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2015: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. p. 1. Retrieved 12 Jan 2016. 
  9. ^ "Leavenworth DART". Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  10. ^ "Leavenworth Shuttle & Taxi". Retrieved 2009-10-10. 

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