Sandpoint (Amtrak station)


Sandpoint (Amtrak station)

Infobox Station
style=Amtrak
name=Sandpoint


image_size= Station building viewed from side
image_caption=
address=450 Railroad Avenue Sandpoint, ID 83864
line=
platform=
parking=
passengers=5,908
pass_year=2007
pass_percent=2.1
opened=1916
rebuilt=
ADA=Yes
code=SPT
owned=BNSF Railway
zone=
baggage_check=No

{| Railway line header Sandpoint, Idaho is a station stop for the Amtrak "Empire Builder" in Sandpoint, Idaho, and the only stop the "Builder" makes in Idaho. In FY07, the station boarded or detrained an average of sixteen passengers daily.

The station, parking lot, platforms and track are owned by BNSF Railway. [cite web |title= Amtrak - Great American Stations |publisher=Amtrak |date= |url= http://www.greatamericanstations.com/stationinfo/id-sandpoint/ |format= |accessdate=2007-02-05] [cite web |title= Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2005, State of Idaho |publisher= [http://www.amtrak.com Amtrak] |date= October 2006 |url= http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/factsheets/IDAHO05.pdf |format= PDF |accessdate= 2007-02-04]

The station building is the oldest remaining active passenger depot of the former Northern Pacific Railway. [cite web |title= Amtrak - Great American Stations |publisher=Amtrak |date= |url= http://www.greatamericanstations.com/stationinfo/id-sandpoint/ |format= |accessdate=2007-02-05] It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and is known therein as the Sandpoint Burlington Northern Railway Station, or as the Northern Pacific Depot. [cite web |title= National Register of Historic Places, Idaho - Bonner County |publisher= National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior|url= http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/ID/Bonner/state.html |accessdate= 2002-02-05]

Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.greatamericanstations.com/stationinfo/id-sandpoint/ Sandpoint(SPT) Station, Great American Stations website]
* [http://www.trainweb.org/usarail/sandpoint.htm Sandpoint Amtrak Station (USA Rail Guide -- Train Web)]


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