Granby station

The Granby station is a train station in Granby, Colorado. It is served by Amtrak's California Zephyr, which runs once daily between Chicago and Emeryville, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.[Note 1] Despite its antiquated appearance and structure (the station is made of wood), the station was built in 1987.

Granby, CO
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Granby, Colorado Amtrak station.jpg
Granby station.
Location438 Railroad Avenue
Granby, Colorado 80446[1]
United States
Coordinates40°05′03″N 105°56′08″W / 40.0841°N 105.9355°W / 40.0841; -105.9355Coordinates: 40°05′03″N 105°56′08″W / 40.0841°N 105.9355°W / 40.0841; -105.9355
Owned byUnion Pacific Railroad & Town of Granby
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGRA
History
Opened1987
Traffic
Passengers (2018)5,034[2]Increase 1.7%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Glenwood Springs
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr Fraser–Winter Park
toward Chicago
Former services
Glenwood Springs Desert Wind Fraser–Winter Park
toward Chicago
Glenwood Springs
toward Seattle
Pioneer
Before 1991 reroute
Preceding station Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Following station
Hot Sulphur Springs
toward Ogden
Moffat Tunnel Route Tabermash
toward Denver
Location
Location of the Granby Amtrak Station
Location of the Granby Amtrak Station
Location of Granby Station within Colorado

Granby is proposed as a station to use for access of the Rocky Mountain National Park by train.[4] However, while the train ride (from the Denver side) provides impressive views, the station itself lies a good sixteen miles from the park, without public transportation connections.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ As of 13 January 2014, the previous schedule continues with the westbound train (Route 5) scheduled to stop at 10:37 am and the eastbound train (Route 6) scheduled to stop at 3:12 pm.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Granby, CO (GRA)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 10 Jan 2014.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2018, State of Colorado" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. June 2019. Retrieved 30 December 2019.
  3. ^ "California Zephyr" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. 13 Jan 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 10 Jan 2014.
  4. ^ "Rocky Mountains National Park Colorado: Directions". nps.gov. National Park Service. Retrieved 10 Jan 2014.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Granby (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons