Needles (Amtrak station)


Needles (Amtrak station)
Needles
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The original Needles Station and El Garces Hotel.
Station statistics
Address 900 Front Street
Needles, CA 92363
Coordinates 34°50′24″N 114°36′16″W / 34.8400°N 114.6045°W / 34.8400; -114.6045Coordinates: 34°50′24″N 114°36′16″W / 34.8400°N 114.6045°W / 34.8400; -114.6045
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Other information
Opened 1908
Code NDL
Traffic
Passengers (FY2010) 9,481[1] increase 15% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   Amtrak   Following station
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago
    Former services    
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway
Goffs
Main Line
Topock
Main Line
Major stations
Location
Location of the Needles Amtrak Station.
Location of the Needles Amtrak Station.
Location within California

The Needles Amtrak station is a train station in Needles, California, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. The station consists of a covered platform located at a BNSF Railway yard.[2] Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Needles was the 61st-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 25 passengers daily.[1]

The El Garces Hotel

Still prominent near the Needles Train Station is the historic El Garces Hotel,[3] built by the Santa Fe Railroad in 1908 for the Fred Harvey Company.[2] It is located near the original station, which was closed in 1958 but is currently undergoing restoration.[2] The name El Garces was chosen to honor Father Francisco Garces, a missionary who arrived in the area in 1776.[4]

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