Jasper station

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Jasper
Jasper Connaught Drive East.jpg
Location 607 Connaught Drive, Jasper, Alberta
Canada
Coordinates 52°52′34″N 118°04′47″W / 52.87611°N 118.07972°W / 52.87611; -118.07972Coordinates: 52°52′34″N 118°04′47″W / 52.87611°N 118.07972°W / 52.87611; -118.07972
Owned by Parks Canada
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking short and long-term
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Via Rail: JASP
IATA: XDH
History
Previous names Canadian National Railway
Services
Preceding station   Via Rail   Following station
toward Vancouver
Canadian
toward Toronto
Jasper–Prince Rupert Terminus
Rocky Mountaineer
toward Whistler
Rainforest to Gold Rush Terminus
Journey through the Clouds
toward Seattle
Coastal Passage Terminus

Jasper station is on the Canadian National Railway mainline in Jasper, Alberta. The station is served by Via Rail's The Canadian three times per week in each direction[1] and is the eastern terminus for the Via Rail's Jasper – Prince Rupert train. The Rocky Mountaineer company trains such as the Journey through the Clouds use the station as a terminus, these trains continue to Quesnel railway station.

History[edit]

Jasper was created as a railway siding in 1911 by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. It was originally called Fitzhugh, part of the Grand Trunk Pacific's alphabet line, but was renamed in 1913 when the townsite was surveyed. By 1913 both the Grand Trunk and the Canadian Northern Railway called on Jasper.[2] By 1923 the CNoR and the GTPR were taken oven by the Canadian government and merged into the Canadian National Railway, which continued to use the old GTPR station until it burned down during the winter of 1924-25.

The current station was constructed by the CNR in 1926.[3] The station was declared a heritage railway station by the federal government in 1992.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.viarail.ca/en/stations/rockies-and-pacific/jasper
  2. ^ http://albertajasper.com/Jasper-Alberta-Information-Centre-History.html
  3. ^ "West Coast Railway Association". Archived from the original on 23 February 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "The Directory of Designated Heritage Railway Stations in Alberta". Archived from the original on 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2017-04-01. 

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