Boise Union Pacific Depot

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Boise Union Pacific Depot
Former Amtrak & Union Pacific inter-city rail station
View of the Boise Union Pacific Depot from the northeast
Location 2603 West Eastover Terrace
Boise, Idaho[1]
 United States
Owned by City of Boise
Line(s) None
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Structure type At-grade
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code BOI (Amtrak)
Opened 1925
Closed May 1997 (for passenger rail service)
Rebuilt 1993 (renovation)
  Former services  
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Seattle
toward Chicago
toward Chicago
Union Pacific Mainline Depot(a.k.a.; Boise Union Pacific Depot)
Boise Union Pacific Depot is located in Idaho
Boise Union Pacific Depot
Boise Union Pacific Depot is located in the US
Boise Union Pacific Depot
Coordinates 43°36′8″N 116°12′47″W / 43.60222°N 116.21306°W / 43.60222; -116.21306Coordinates: 43°36′8″N 116°12′47″W / 43.60222°N 116.21306°W / 43.60222; -116.21306
Area 8.7 acres (3.5 ha)
Built 1925
Architect Cherdron Construction Company,
Carrere, Hastings, Shreve & Lamb
Architectural style Other, Spanish Colonial
NRHP reference # 74000730[2][3]
Added to NRHP 7 August 1974

The Boise Union Pacific Depot is a former train station in Boise, Idaho, United States. It was built in 1925 by the Union Pacific Railroad. In 1990 MK-Morrison Knudsen purchased the depot and renovated it to pristine condition. In 1996, the City of Boise took it over and opened it for tours and special events. It is open to the public on Sunday and Monday from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Following the construction of the depot, service by Union Pacific's Portland Rose began with service between Chicago, Illinois and Portland, Oregon.[4] Union Pacific discontinued the Portland Rose (along with all its passenger rail service) on 1 May 1971, the day Amtrak began operating.[4][5]

Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation) began service to the station in 1977 with the Pioneer,[6] which originally provided service between Salt Lake City, Utah and Seattle, Washington, but was eventually extended further east and provided daily service from Chicago, Illinois to Seattle. Originally the next eastbound stop on the Pioneer was in Mountain Home,[6] but that station was dropped as a stop in 1981,[7] so the next eastbound stop was in Shoshone. The next westbound stop was in Nampa.[6]

The Boise Depot was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 7 August 1974, as the Union Pacific Mainline Depot.[8] The last passenger train to use the depot was the Pioneer, which ended service in 1997.[5]


  1. ^ Boise Depot - City of Boise
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: State Listing (Idaho)". American Dreams Inc. Retrieved 9 Jan 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Union Pacific Passenger Trains". Union Pacific Railroad. Retrieved 10 Jan 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "History of Boise Depot" (PDF). City of Boise. Sep 2011. Retrieved 10 Jan 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c Amtrak (22 Jun 1977). "Amtrak National Train Timetables". Museum of Railway Timetables. p. 54. Retrieved 9 Jan 2014. 
  7. ^ Amtrak (26 Apr 1981). "Amtrak National Train Timetables". Museum of Railway Timetables. p. 44. Retrieved 9 Jan 2014. 
  8. ^ "National Register of Historic Places - NPS Focus". United States National Park Service. Retrieved 27 Oct 2009. 

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