Palm Springs station

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Palm Springs
Palm Springs Amtrak Station-3.jpg
Palm Springs Station in 2013
Location North Indian Canyon Drive and Palm Springs Station Road
Palm Springs, California 92262[1][2]
United States
Coordinates 33°53′52″N 116°32′53″W / 33.89778°N 116.54806°W / 33.89778; -116.54806Coordinates: 33°53′52″N 116°32′53″W / 33.89778°N 116.54806°W / 33.89778; -116.54806
Owned by City of Palm Springs
Line(s) Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking 10
Other information
Station code PSN
History
Opened June 1997
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 3,130[3]Increase 1.98%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Sunset Limited
toward New Orleans
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago
Location
Palm Springs is located in California
Palm Springs
Palm Springs
Location within California

Palm Springs is a train station in Palm Springs, California, United States, served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. The Sunset Limited and the Texas Eagle, combined, provide a thrice-weekly service in each direction.

This is not a full-service station. It is only a platform and open-air shelter with a roof built in 1999.[2] There are no services offered. It is approximately 7 miles (11 km) from downtown Palm Springs, and there are no connecting transportation services between the station and downtown except for taxi cabs.

Ridership[edit]

Ridership at the Palm Springs station has steadily declined in recent years, in large part due to the normally inconvenient service times to and from Los Angeles. In FY2010, the station served 6,061 passengers.[4] This declined to 5,897 passengers in FY2011 (-2.71%),[5] and then to 4,945 passengers in FY2012 (-16.14%).[6] As of FY2013, Palm Springs station's ridership further declined to 3,113 passengers, corresponding to an average boarding or detraining of just 8-9 passengers daily, making Palm Springs the 71st-busiest of the 74 stations served by Amtrak in California in FY2013.[7]

Greyhound Bus Lines[edit]

Greyhound Bus Lines also has a stop (no ticketing) at the station.[8]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Track 1  Sunset Limited toward Los Angeles (Ontario)
 Sunset Limited toward New Orleans (Yuma)
 Texas Eagle toward Los Angeles (Ontario)
 Texas Eagle toward Chicago (Yuma)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Palm Springs, CA - North (PSN)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 2 Jan 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Great American Stations: North Palm Springs, CA (PSN)". greatamericanstations.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 2 Feb 2014. 
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. Nov 2010. Archived from the original (pdf) on January 24, 2011. Retrieved 6 Jan 2011. 
  5. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2011, State of California" (pdf). Amtrak. Dec 2011. Retrieved 7 Dec 2013. 
  6. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2012, State of California" (pdf). Amtrak. Nov 2012. Retrieved 7 Dec 2013. 
  7. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2013, State of California" (pdf). Amtrak. Nov 2013. Retrieved 7 Dec 2013. 
  8. ^ "Greyhound.com - Locations : States : California". Greyhound Lines. 2013. Retrieved 7 Dec 2013. 

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