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The Grand Junction station is a train station in Grand Junction, Colorado, United States, that is served by Amtrak's California Zephyr, which runs once daily between Chicago and Emeryville, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.[Note 1]

Grand Junction, CO
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Grand Junction Amtrak Station.jpg
The current station at Grand Junction
Location339 South 1st Street
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501, U.S.[1]
United States
Coordinates39°03′53″N 108°34′14″W / 39.0646°N 108.5705°W / 39.0646; -108.5705Coordinates: 39°03′53″N 108°34′14″W / 39.0646°N 108.5705°W / 39.0646; -108.5705
Owned byUnion Pacific Railroad &
Pufferbelly, Inc[2]
Platforms1 side platform
1 island platform
ConnectionsGrand Valley Transit: Route 11
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking5 short term spaces[1]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGJT
Passengers (2016)32,302[3]Increase 8.4%
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Green River
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr Glenwood Springs
toward Chicago
Closed in 1997
toward Emeryville
Former services
Thompson Desert Wind Glenwood Springs
toward Chicago
toward Seattle
Before 1991 reroute
Location of the Grand Junction Amtrak Station
Location of the Grand Junction Amtrak Station
Location of Grand Junction Station within Colorado

Until 1992 Amtrak used the ex-Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (D&RGW) station, constructed in 1906, located next door to the current building.[2] The current station building was built in the late 1970s and originally used as a restaurant.

Beginning in 1983, both the Desert Wind (with service from Chicago to Los Angeles) and the Pioneer (with service from Chicago to Seattle) stopped at the Grand Junction Station. Service by the Pioneer was dropped when that train was rerouted through Wyoming in 1991 (the train was later discontinued altogether in 1997). Service by the Desert Wind ended when Amtrak discontinued that train in 1997 (at the same time as the Pioneer was discontinued). Also in 1997, the Green River Station (in Utah) station replaced the former station in Thompson Springs, Utah, as the next station to the west.

Of the nine Colorado stations served by Amtrak, Grand Junction was the third-busiest in FY2016.[3]


  1. ^ As of 13 January 2014, the previous schedule continues with the westbound train (Route 5) scheduled to stop at 4:10 pm and the eastbound train (Route 6) scheduled to stop at 10:23 am.[4]


  1. ^ a b "Grand Junction, CO (GJT)". Amtrak. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Great American Stations: Grand Junction, CO (GJT)". Amtrak. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2016, State of Colorado" (PDF). Amtrak. Nov 2016. Retrieved 11 March 2017.
  4. ^ "California Zephyr" (PDF). Amtrak. 13 Jan 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 8 Jan 2014.

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