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Amtrak - Tempe, AZ (TMP)



TEMPE
ARIZONA
(TMP)

Note: Sunset Limited was rerouted in 1996


Station Data:

Address

3rd Street and Ash Avenue
Tempe
, AZ 85281

Map

Location

33.42 N, 111.94 W

Elevation

355m / 1165ft

Population

161,719 (Census 2010)

Building

Brick, Built in 1924

Condition

Building exists (Restaurant)

 

Amtrak Train:

Train Name Route

SUNSET LIMITED

[ Orlando, FL - Houston, TX - 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.

 

UP = Union Pacific         BNSF = Burlington Northern Santa Fe


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Southern Pacific Depot built in 1924
9 / 20 / 2008

Station is currently used for restaurant
9 / 20 / 2008

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Station name "TEMPE" still exists
9 / 20 / 2008

Platform Side
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Platform Side
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Platform Side
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Tempe Station Timetable still exists
9 / 20 / 2008

Notice for Amtrak passengers still exists
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Looking toward South
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Looking toward North
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Light Rail Station near SP Depot
9 / 20 / 2008

The station name is "Downtown Tempe"
9 / 20 / 2008



Tempe Station (October 1975)




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