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Maricopa station

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Line(s)  Union Pacific Railroad
Station code  MRC
Opened  1996
Owner  Pinal County, Arizona
Tracks  2
Passengers (2015)  12,162  4.5%
Phone  +1 800-872-7245
Platforms in use  1
Maricopa station
Location  19427 N. John Wayne Pkwy Maricopa, AZ 85239 United States
Owned by  Amtrak and Pinal County
Address  19427 N John Wayne Pkwy, Maricopa, AZ 85139, USA
Similar  Williams Junction station, Lordsburg, Guadalupe, Yuma station, Fort Madison station

Maricopa station shopping center in maricopa az


Maricopa is an Amtrak train station at 19427 North John Wayne Parkway in Maricopa, Arizona in Pinal County, Arizona, United States. Passenger rail service is provided thrice-weekly in each direction by the Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle. Maricopa was added as a stop after Amtrak was forced to withdraw from Union Station in Phoenix due to deteriorated track conditions on a secondary Union Pacific Railroad line which diverged from the mainline to serve Phoenix.

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On display is a restored Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad dome car, The Silver Horizon (car #375). The dome car served as the station office, but proved unsuitable. It has since been replaced by the former Tucson, Arizona station building, a double-wide modular trailer coach train.

Due to the rescheduling of Amtrak service from the overnight hours to the morning rush hour in the eastbound direction, Arizona State Route 347 is located adjacent to the station. The train must make four separate stops in order to load and unload passengers due to the short length of the station platform. The city of Maricopa and Union Pacific Railroad have studied moving the station west onto city-owned property and building a siding for the train for a cost of $4.2 million, to be paid for by various state, regional, and Gila River Indian Community funds.

Maricopa station groundbreaking


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Maricopa station Wikipedia


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