Vancouver station (Washington)

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Vancouver, WA
Vancouver Amtrak station 170392234.jpg
Location1301 West 11th Street
Vancouver, Washington 98660[1]
United States
Coordinates45°37′44″N 122°41′11″W / 45.62889°N 122.68639°W / 45.62889; -122.68639Coordinates: 45°37′44″N 122°41′11″W / 45.62889°N 122.68639°W / 45.62889; -122.68639
Owned byCity of Vancouver
Line(s)BNSF Northwest Division
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
Construction
Parking10 short term and 45 long term dedicated parking spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: VAN
History
Opened1908
Rebuilt1988 (partial)
2008 (complete)
Traffic
Passengers (2017)97,627[2]Increase 0.72%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Portland Amtrak Cascades Kelso
Portland Coast Starlight Kelso
toward Seattle
Portland
Terminus
Empire Builder Bingen–White Salmon
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Kelso
toward Seattle
Pioneer
Discontinued in 1997
Portland
toward Chicago
Location
Vancouver, WA is located in Vancouver Washington
Vancouver, WA
Vancouver, WA
Location within Vancouver Washington

Vancouver is an Amtrak train station in Vancouver, Washington, United States. The station is served by the Cascades, Coast Starlight, and Empire Builder trains.

It is a unique, two-sided station situated in a "wye", where passengers board the Empire Builder on the southeast side of the station while the Amtrak Cascades and Coast Starlight are boarded on the northwest side of the station.[3] The station building is now open after extensive interior renovations.

Of the 19 Washington stations served by Amtrak, Vancouver was the third busiest in FY14.[4]

Service[edit]

Although the Amtrak Cascades runs between Eugene, Oregon and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, there is no train that starts at one terminus and ends at the other. However, each day eight Amtrak Cascades trains (four northbound and four southbound) stop at the Vancouver, Washington Station.[5] The Coast Starlight and Empire Builder run less frequently. The Coast Starlightruns daily in each direction between Los Angeles, California and Seattle.[6] The Empire Builder runs daily in each direction between Chicago, Illinois and Portland, Oregon.[7] After having split in Spokane, part of the Empire Builder train continues on to Seattle--this part does not pass through or stop at the Vancouver, Washington Station. (The next northbound stop on both the Amtrak Cascades and the Coast Starlight is in Kelso and the next southbound stop is in Portland, Oregon. The next westbound stop on the Empire Builder is also in Portland and next eastbound stop is in Bingen.)

Boardings and alightings[edit]

Year 2011[8] 2012[9] 2013[10] 2014[11] 2015[12] 2016[13] 2017 [2]
Total 99,001 99,363 98,473 96,330 93,433 96,927 97,627
YOY Difference - 362 -890 -2,143 -2,897 3,494 700
YOY Difference % - 0.37% -0.90% -2.18% -3.01% 3.74% 0.72%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vancouver, WA (VAN)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved January 12, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2017, State of Washington" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved January 10, 2018.
  3. ^ "Great American Stations: Vancouver, WA (VAN)". greatamericanstations.com. Amtrak. Retrieved January 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2014, State of Washington" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. November 2014. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  5. ^ "Amtrak Cascades" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. February 20, 2016. p. 2-3. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  6. ^ "Coast Starlight" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. January 11, 2016. p. 2. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  7. ^ "Empire Builder" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. January 11, 2016. p. 2. Retrieved July 29, 2016.
  8. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2011: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2011. p. 1. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  9. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2012: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. p. 1. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  10. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2013: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2013. p. 1. Retrieved January 6, 2015.
  11. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2014: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2014. p. 1. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  12. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2015: State of Washington" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. p. 1. Retrieved January 12, 2016.
  13. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2016, State of Washington" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. November 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2017.

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