Yuma station (Arizona)

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"Yuma station" redirects here. This article is about the train station in Yuma, Arizona. It is not to be confused with the CB&Q Depot in Yuma, Colorado, or the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma.
Yuma
Yuma Arizona Amtrak station.jpeg
Location 281 South Gila Street
Yuma, AZ 85364
United States
Coordinates 32°43′23″N 114°36′58″W / 32.72301°N 114.61608°W / 32.72301; -114.61608Coordinates: 32°43′23″N 114°36′58″W / 32.72301°N 114.61608°W / 32.72301; -114.61608
Line(s) Union Pacific Railroad
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: YUM
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 4,296[1]Increase 12.2%
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Sunset Limited
toward New Orleans
Texas Eagle
toward Chicago

Yuma is an Amtrak station at 281 South Gila Street in Yuma, Arizona, United States. Passenger rail service is provided thrice-weekly in each direction by the Sunset Limited and the Texas Eagle over this portion of its route. The station's island platform, which is adjacent to the station building site, are accessible through a short pedestrian tunnel.

The former structure, Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (Yuma, Arizona), was built in 1926 by the Southern Pacific Railroad. After SP ceased passenger operations upon Amtrak's start in 1971, the station housed the Yuma Fine Arts Museum. The depot was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. The structure was devastated in a May 1993 fire and was razed in the summer of 1994.[2]

Schedule[edit]

There are three weekly trains in each direction:[3]

  • Westbound Train 1/421 departs at 11:49 pm Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • Eastbound Train 2/422 departs at 2:47 am Monday, Thursday and Saturday

Train 1 is the Sunset Limited that runs from New Orleans, LA to Los Angeles, CA. Train 421 identifies through coaches and sleepers detached from Train 21, the Texas Eagle which originates in Chicago, IL, and attached to the Sunset Limited in San Antonio, TX.

Train 2 operates from Los Angeles to New Orleans, with coaches and sleepers designated as Train 422 detached in San Antonio and connected with the Chicago-bound Train 22.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of Arizona" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 20 January 2016. 
  2. ^ Wullenjohn, Chuck (December 12, 1994). "Yuma Needs a Proper Depot". Blog Archive. Arizona Rail Passenger Association. Retrieved April 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ Sunset Limited Schedule effective March 10, 2013 Archived August 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. (Retrieved September 3, 2013)

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