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
Location 700 San Francisco Street
El Paso, Texas
United States
Coordinates 31°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 by City of El Paso
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Sun Metro
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: ELP
Opened 1906
Rebuilt 1982
Passengers (2014) 13,272[1][2]Increase 1.4%
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 Branch Terminus
El Paso Union Passenger Station
Location SW corner of Coldwell at San Francisco St., El Paso, Texas
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1905 (1905)
Architect Daniel H. Burnham
Architectural style Classical Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival
NRHP reference # 75001970[3]
RTHL # 1437
TSAL # 238
Significant dates
Added to NRHP April 3, 1975
Designated RTHL 1982
Designated TSAL 3/7/1984
El Paso Union Passenger Station is located in Texas
El Paso Union Passenger Station
El Paso Union Passenger Station
Location within Texas

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,[4] 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.[5] Sun Metro was formerly headquartered in the space until it moved in 2014.[6]

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  1. ^ "El Paso, Texas". Great American Stations. November 2013. Retrieved November 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Texas" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2015. 
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ Railroad Gazette. Railroad gazette. 1904-01-01. 
  5. ^ "Texas Tech architecture school moving to Union Depot". KVIA. May 8, 2013. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  6. ^ Gray, Robert (April 6, 2014). "Sun Metro Eastside headquarters to open in May". El Paso Inc. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 

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