Jasper station

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Jasper
Jasper Connaught Drive East.jpg
Location607 Connaught Drive, Jasper, Alberta
Canada
Coordinates52°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 byParks Canada
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Parkingshort and long-term
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeVia Rail: JASP
IATA: XDH
History
Opened1926; 93 years ago (1926)
Services
Preceding station VIA Rail Canada simplified.svg Via Rail Following station
Valemount
toward Vancouver
Canadian Hinton
toward Toronto
Harvey Jasper–Prince Rupert Terminus
Preceding station Rocky Mountaineer Following station
Kamloops Journey through the Clouds Terminus
Quesnel Rainforest to Gold Rush
Coastal Passage
Kamloops
towards Seattle

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.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  4. ^ "The Directory of Designated Heritage Railway Stations in Alberta". Archived from the original on 2 August 2016. Retrieved 2017-04-01.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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