Tempe, Arizona (Train station)

Infobox Station
name = Tempe
address = 3rd Street and Ash Avenue,
Tempe, Arizona
line = former Amtrak service: rail color box| system=Amtrak| line=Sunset Limited rail color box| system=Amtrak| line=Texas Eagle
owned = City of Tempe
opened = 1924
rebuilt = 1987
closed = June 3 1996
The Tempe train station is a former station served by Amtrak's "Sunset Limited" and "Texas Eagle" trains. Amtrak service to this station was discontinued in June 1996.


The Southern Pacific Railroad built the depot in 1924. The city purchased the building and in 1987 renovated it; the building now houses Macayo's Depot Cantina, a renowned Mexican restaurant. The "Sunset Limited" and "Texas Eagle" served this location from the 1987 renovation until 3 June 1996. The Valley Metro light rail line, slated to open in late 2008, will serve a new station one block east of the depot.

Historic Designation

* National Register of Historic Places [http://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/AZ/Maricopa/state7.html #NPS–85003551]
* National Register of Historic Places: [http://nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/AZ/Maricopa/state7.html #NPS–85003546] (adjacent Tempe Salt River Southern Pacific Railroad bridge, built 1912)

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