Kamloops station

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Kamloops
Kamloops railway station, October 2011.jpg
Location500 Lorne St, Kamloops, British Columbia
Canada
Coordinates50°40′43.6″N 120°19′47″W / 50.678778°N 120.32972°W / 50.678778; -120.32972Coordinates: 50°40′43.6″N 120°19′47″W / 50.678778°N 120.32972°W / 50.678778; -120.32972
Construction
Structure type2 storey heritage building
History
Opened1927
Previous namesCanadian National Railway
Via Rail
Services
Preceding station Rocky Mountaineer Following station
Rocky Mountaineer (Vancouver)
Terminus
First Passage to the West Lake Louise
towards Calgary
Journey through the Clouds Jasper
Terminus
Rocky Mountaineer (Vancouver)
towards Seattle
Coastal Passage
Lake Louise
towards Banff

Kamloops station is a railway station in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. It serves as the overnight stopover point for the Rocky Mountaineer train service to Jasper, Banff and Calgary from Vancouver.[1]

The station circa 1927

The station was originally built for Canadian National Railway[2] The station was declared a Heritage Railway Station in 1992.[3] Via Rail trains call at the Kamloops North station, not this station. The station building was restored and houses The Keg restaurant. The Keg no longer uses the building as of summer 2016 [4]

The Kamloops Heritage Railway, offers special excursion steam trains at various times through the year, trains depart from the station with tickets sold from their ticket office at 5-510 Lorne St near the station.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rocky Mountaineer Schedule
  2. ^ Heritage Designation
  3. ^ List of Designated Heritage Railway Stations Archived 2006-11-01 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Kamloops Heritage Railway - Spirit of Kamloops". Kamloops Heritage Railway. Retrieved 2011-02-24.
  5. ^ "Kamloops Heritage Railway - Location". Kamloops Heritage Railway. Retrieved 2011-02-24.