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Amtrak - Phoenix, AZ (PHX)



PHOENIX
ARIZONA
(PHX)

Note: Sunset Limited was rerouted thru Maricopa in 1996


Station Data:

Address

401 West Harrison Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Map

Location

33.44 N, 112.08 W

Elevation

330 m / 1,082 ft

Population

1,445,632 (Census 2010)

Building

Stucco, Built in 1923

Condition

Tele Communication company office (as of 2008)

 

Amtrak Train:

Train Name Route

SUNSET LIMITED

[ Orlando, FL - Houston, TX - San Antonio, TX - Los Angeles, CA ]
Rerouted on May 29, 1996

TEXAS EAGLE

[ Chicago, IL - Little Rock, AR - San Antonio, TX (Los Angeles, CA) ]
Rerouted on May 29, 1996

 

Urban Railroad:

Name Category

Valley Metro

Light Rail (Opened on December 27, 2008)



Sunset Limited (Los Angeles - Miami, currently Orlando) rerouted from a secondary line to a main line between Tucson and Yuma because Union Pacific Railroad (UP) abandoned the second line.  Therefore, Amtrak no longer served directly Phoenix.  Also Coolidge and Tempe stations located between Tucson and Phoenix were cut.  The last trains served Phoenix on May 28, 1996.  In the spring 2001 Maricopa station opened on the new route between Tucson and Yuma.

The last Amtrak timetable showing the Phoenix route (issued on April 14, 1996)

(Source: timetables.org 1996 National Railroad Passenger Corporation)

 

UP = Union Pacific         BNSF = Burlington Northern Santa Fe


Visited on September 20, 2008

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Phoenix Union Station still exists

Currently Sprint uses the facility

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Front View

Front View

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Platform Side

Platform Side

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Platform Side

Old Corridor (Storage)

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Looking East (Chicago)

Looking West (Los Angeles)

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3rd Avenue near Station (Looking North)

3rd Avenue near Station (Looking South)

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Phoenix Downtown

Phoenix Downtown (Light Rail Track)

Visited on May 14, 2001

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Station was used for Amtrak Bus in 2001

Platform Side

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Union Station was built in 1923

Old Corridor (Closed)

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Platform Side

The large building is Arizona

Diamondbacks Stadium (Looking East)



Phoenix Station (March 1979)

Phoenix Station (February 1993)




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