Las Vegas station (New Mexico)

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Las Vegas
Rail Station in Las Vegas, New Mexico.JPG
The Hotel Castañeda and Las Vegas Amtrak Station in recent times.
Location Railroad Avenue and Lincoln Street
Las Vegas, NM 87701
Coordinates 35°35′37″N 105°12′45″W / 35.5935°N 105.2126°W / 35.5935; -105.2126Coordinates: 35°35′37″N 105°12′45″W / 35.5935°N 105.2126°W / 35.5935; -105.2126
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code LSV
History
Opened 1899
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 5,345[1]Decrease 0.5%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago
  Former services  
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
Super Chief
toward Los Angeles
El Capitan

Las Vegas is an Amtrak train station at Railroad Avenue and Lincoln Street in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Built in 1899, the two-story brick station building was designed in the Spanish Mission style and features a red tile roof, ornate metal brackets and a curving parapet. The station was renovated in 2000, when approximately $1.2 million was secured from federal, state and private sources. It reopened as the Las Vegas Intermodal Facility and now houses a passenger waiting room and the city's Visitor Center.[2]

The station is near the Hotel Castañeda, a former hotel built by Fred Harvey for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad.[3] The hotel's architects were Frederick Roehrig and A. Reinsch. The hotel is the oldest Mission Revival Style building in the state of New Mexico, opening for business on January 1, 1899.[4] Though the hotel has been closed since 1948, it now (2014) has a new owner. Developer Allan Affeldt and partners bought the historic hotel in Spring 2014. Affeldt had already bought, refurbished and opened the historic Harvey House hotel La Posada in Winslow, Arizona. [5]

The station and former hotel are contributing properties to the Railroad Avenue Historic District.

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