Union Depot (El Paso)

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El Paso Union Depot
El Paso Union Depot, September 2014.jpg
El Paso Union Depot in September 2014
Location700 San Francisco Street
El Paso, Texas
United States
Coordinates31°45′26″N 106°29′45″W / 31.75722°N 106.49583°W / 31.75722; -106.49583Coordinates: 31°45′26″N 106°29′45″W / 31.75722°N 106.49583°W / 31.75722; -106.49583
Owned byCity of El Paso
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks1
ConnectionsSun Metro
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: ELP
History
Opened1906
Rebuilt1982
Traffic
Passengers (2017)14,922[1]Increase 2.32%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Sunset Limited
toward New Orleans
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago
  Former services  
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Albuquerque
El Paso BranchTerminus
El Paso Union Passenger Station
LocationSW corner of Coldwell at San Francisco St., El Paso, Texas
Area3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built1905 (1905)
ArchitectDaniel H. Burnham
Architectural styleClassical Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival
NRHP reference #75001970[2]
RTHL #1437
TSAL #238
Significant dates
Added to NRHPApril 3, 1975
Designated RTHL1982
Designated TSAL3/7/1984
Location
El Paso Union Passenger Station is located in Texas
El Paso Union Passenger Station
El Paso Union Passenger Station
Location within Texas
El Paso Union Depot interior view, showing the classic tile floor and large waiting room

The El Paso Union Depot is an Amtrak train station in El Paso, Texas, served by the Texas Eagle and Sunset Limited. The station was designed by architect Daniel Burnham,[3] who also designed Washington D.C. Union Station. It was built between 1905 and 1906 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

In addition to Amtrak service, the station is served by Sun Metro local buses at nearby stops. There has been intermittent talk of resurrecting streetcar service across the border to Ciudad Juarez since the last trolley rolled some thirty years ago.

The station's office space are occupied by the Texas Tech College of Architecture, which opened in 2013.[4] Sun Metro was formerly headquartered in the space until it moved in 2014.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2017.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Railroad Gazette. Railroad gazette. 1904-01-01.
  4. ^ "Texas Tech architecture school moving to Union Depot". KVIA. May 8, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Gray, Robert (April 6, 2014). "Sun Metro Eastside headquarters to open in May". El Paso Inc. Retrieved January 17, 2017.

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