Truckee station

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Truckee, CA
Truckee California Railroad Station.jpg
The Truckee station building in 2010
Location10065 Donner Pass Road
Truckee, California 96161
Coordinates 39°19′39″N120°11′08″W / 39.3275°N 120.1855°W / 39.3275; -120.1855 Coordinates: 39°19′39″N120°11′08″W / 39.3275°N 120.1855°W / 39.3275; -120.1855
Owned byUnion Pacific
Platforms1 side platform
Connections Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach; 20a, [1] TART, Greyhound
Other information
Station codeTRU
Original company Central Pacific Railroad
201815,251 [2] Increase2.svg 2.5%(Amtrak)
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr Reno
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station Southern Pacific Railroad Following station
toward Oakland Pier
Overland Route Reno
toward Ogden
Truckee station

Truckee is an Amtrak train station in Truckee, California.


It is currently served by one daily passenger train in each direction, the California Zephyr . The westbound train arrives in the morning from Chicago and Denver heading for Sacramento and Emeryville with the eastbound train calling in mid-afternoon. Truckee is also served by Amtrak's "thruway motorcoaches" which run three round trips a day between Sparks and connect to trains at Sacramento.


The Central Pacific Railroad selected Truckee as the name of its railroad station by August 1867, even though the tracks would not reach the station until a year later in 1868. [3]

In FY2012 Truckee was the 61st-busiest of the 74 Amtrak stations in California, boarding or detraining an average of about 26 passengers daily. [4]

Bus service

The station is served by daily Greyhound buses, [5] and local Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART). [6]

Platforms and tracks

1  California Zephyr toward Emeryville (Colfax)
  California Zephyr toward Chicago (Reno)
2–3 Bypass/Freight lineNo passenger service

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