Grand Forks station Information (Geography)

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Grand Forks, ND
Grand Forks station.jpg
The station at Grand Forks in May 2017.
Location5555 DeMers Avenue
Grand Forks, ND 58201
Owned byAmtrak
Line(s)
Platforms BNSF Railway Hillsboro Subdivision
Tracks1
Construction
ParkingYes; free
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGFK
History
Opened1982
Traffic
Passengers (2017)13,891 [1]Increase 0.06%
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Devils Lake
toward Seattle or Portland
Empire Builder Fargo
toward Chicago

Grand Forks is a train station in western Grand Forks, North Dakota. It is served by Amtrak's Empire Builder line.

It is located at a railroad wye where Amtrak trains headed for Chicago turn south. The station was built by Amtrak in 1982, replacing the use of a Great Northern station downtown and allowing Amtrak to serve the city without having to go downtown and then back up. For a while before the station officially opened, trains stopped here and passengers were bussed to and from the old station. [2] The former Great Northern station has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1990.

Grand Forks is served by Amtrak's daily Empire Builder. Of the seven North Dakota stations served by Amtrak, Grand Forks was the fourth busiest in FY10, boarding or detraining an average of about 55 passengers daily. [3] The station is owned by Amtrak. The platform and tracks are owned by BNSF Railway.

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References

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of North Dakota" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  2. ^ Empire Builder 75th Anniversary (Great Northern Railway Historical Society)
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of North Dakota" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06. External link in |publisher= ( help)

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GRAND FORKS (AMTRAK STATION) Latitude and Longitude:

47°55′03″N 97°06′39″W / 47.917411°N 97.110911°W / 47.917411; -97.110911