Spokane Intermodal Center

Spokane Intermodal Center

Infobox Station
name=Spokane Intermodal Center

image_caption= Station building viewed from parking lot
address=221 West 1st Avenue Spokane, WA 99201
other=Greyhound Lines, Northwestern Trailways, Spokane Transit Authority, Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
parking=Yes; paid
passengers=43,900 (Amtrak)
owned=City of Spokane

The Spokane Intermodal Center is an inter-modal transport facility that serves as a station, re-fueling, and service stop for the Amtrak "Empire Builder", as well as the Greyhound and Trailways station for Spokane, Washington, USA.

Spokane is unique in the operation of the "Empire Builder". At Spokane, the westbound train splits into two sections, with one heading to Seattle and the other to Portland. Of the cars of the westbound train, the last 4 Superliner cars (the Sightseer Lounge, two Coaches, and a Sleeper car) go to Portland. The eastbound train does the reverse operation, coming together in Spokane before heading east.

The station boarded or detrained an average of 120 passengers daily in FY07.

The station and parking are owned by the City of Spokane. The platform and track are owned by BNSF Railway. [cite web |title= Amtrak - Great American Stations |publisher=Amtrak |date= |url= http://www.greatamericanstations.com/stationinfo/spokane-wa/ |format= |accessdate=2007-02-04] [cite web |title= Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2005, State of Washington |publisher= [http://www.amtrak.com Amtrak] |date= October 2006 |url= http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/factsheets/WASHINGTON05.pdf |format= PDF |accessdate= 2007-02-03]

Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.greyhound.com Greyhound Lines website]
* [http://www.northwesterntrailways.com/ Northwestern Trailways website]
* [http://www.trailways.com/ Trailways Transportation System website]
* [http://www.spokanetransit.com Spokane Transit website]
* [http://www.greatamericanstations.com/stationinfo/spokane-wa/ Spokane(SPK) Station, Great American Stations website]
* [http://www.spokanenightscenes.com/dwtn4.htm Downtown Spokane Images]

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