East Glacier Park (Amtrak station)


East Glacier Park (Amtrak station)

Infobox Station
style=Amtrak
name=East Glacier Park


image_size=
image_caption= Looking at the station building from across the platform
address=400 Hwy 49 North East Glacier Park, MT 59434
line=rail color box|system=Amtrak|line=Empire Builder
platform=
parking=Yes; free
passengers=13,663
pass_year=2007
pass_percent=23
opened=1913
rebuilt=
ADA=Yes
code=GPK
owned=BNSF Railway
zone=
baggage_check=Yes

East Glacier Park is a seasonal station stop for the Amtrak "Empire Builder" in East Glacier Park, Montana. The station is served daily from April to October, and caters mostly to tourists visiting Glacier National Park. It FY07, it was the fourth-busiest Amtrak stop in Montana, on average boarding or detraining 75 passengers daily. The Empire Builder serves eleven other communities in the state.

The station, platform, and parking are owned by BNSF Railway. [cite web |title= Amtrak - Great American Stations |publisher=Amtrak |date= |url= http://www.greatamericanstations.com/stationinfo/mt-east-glacier-park/ |format= |accessdate=2007-02-01] [cite web |last=Grau |first=Kara
coauthors=Bruns-Dubois, Melissa; Nickerson, Norma P. |title= The Economic Review of the Travel Industry in Montana |publisher= [http://www.itrr.umt.edu Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research at the University of Montana] |date= December 2006 |url= http://www.itrr.umt.edu/ecorev/Economicreview2006.pdf |format= PDF |accessdate= 2007-02-01
] This station operates during the summer only.

Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.greatamericanstations.com/stationinfo/mt-east-glacier-park/ East Glacier Park(GPK) Station, Great American Stations website]
* [http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/essex.htm East Glacier Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)]


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