Williams Junction station

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Williams Junction
Williams-amtrak.jpg
Location Williams Junction, AZ 86046
Coordinates 35°14′35″N 112°08′05″W / 35.24306°N 112.13472°W / 35.24306; -112.13472
Line(s)
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code WMJ
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 6,738[1]Increase 10.6% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago

Williams Junction is a Amtrak train station located southeast of Williams, Arizona. The station, served by Amtrak's Southwest Chief route, is not accessible to private vehicles; passengers are transferred via an Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach shuttle to Williams, Arizona which travels in part on a gravel road to connect with the Grand Canyon Railway. There is no physical train station at the junction.

Both of the original Santa Fe Railroad stations remain in downtown Williams and are across the tracks from each other with the older station being a tourist information center and the newer poured concrete station (which includes a Harvey House hotel) being used by the Grand Canyon Railroad. The Santa Fe quit routing passenger traffic to the stations in 1968 and bypassed downtown Williams for its main east-west line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Arizona" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 

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