Provo Station (Amtrak)
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Provo Station Amtrak
Provo, UT
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Amtrak station provo utah.jpg
Provo Amtrak station passenger shelter (view looking north from the track side)
Location300 West 600 South
Provo, Utah 84601[1]
United States
Coordinates40°13?33?N 111°39?50?W / 40.22583°N 111.66389°W / 40.22583; -111.66389Coordinates: 40°13?33?N 111°39?50?W / 40.22583°N 111.66389°W / 40.22583; -111.66389
Owned byUnion Pacific Railroad, except parking lot, which is owned by the City of Provo[2]
Platforms1 side platform
ConnectionsUtah Transit Authority's FrontRunner station very close by, which includes intra-county and local bus service
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking6 long term parking spaces[1]
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codePRO
Opened24 May 2002[3]
20185,120[4]Increase 0.49%
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Salt Lake City
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr Helper
toward Chicago
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Salt Lake City (UP Depot)
Until 1986
toward Oakland
California Zephyr Helper
toward Chicago
Salt Lake City (D&RGW Depot)
toward Emeryville
Salt Lake City (D&RGW Depot) Desert Wind
Discontinued in 1997
Salt Lake City (D&RGW Depot)
toward Seattle
Before 1991 reroute
Preceding station Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Following station
Salt Lake City
toward Ogden
Moffat Tunnel Route Thistle
toward Denver
Royal Gorge Route
Provo is located in Utah
Location in Utah
Provo is located in the United States
Location in United States

The Provo station is a train station in Provo, Utah. It is served by Amtrak's California Zephyr, which runs once daily between Chicago and Emeryville, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area.[Note 1]


The station is located on the north side of the tracks and south of 600 South at 300 West. It is easily accessible from 200 West and has six paved parking spaces. There are no services provided at the station (i.e., ticketing, restrooms, lounge, etc.). The station is within walking distance of downtown Provo. The station is located within a Quiet Zone, so all trains (including Utah Transit Authority's FrontRunner and Union Pacific's) do not routinely sound their horns when approaching public crossings within this corridor although they do sound their bells.[6][7]

Even though UTA's FrontRunner commuter rail line uses the same right-of-way through downtown Provo that is used by the California Zephyr, UTA built a separate station of the same name. That station is located one block east on the south side of the tracks. However, there is easy pedestrian access between the two stations and the UTA connecting intra-county and local bus routes. The FrontRunner provides commuter rail service north to Salt Lake City and Ogden, and stops in between.


The station is on the site of a previous station constructed by the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad in 1910. This building remained in use until 1986 when, increasingly dilapidated, it was demolished.[8]

The station was little more than a plexiglas bus shelter along the tracks until 2002,[9] when it was replaced by three decorative shelters, one of which is mostly enclosed and heated. The new station opened 14 May 2002 and cost $120,000 with funds coming from Provo City, Amtrak, and a federal grant. In-kind contributions were also provided by Provo City.[10][2]

Beginning in 1983, both the Desert Wind (with service from Chicago to Los Angeles) and the Pioneer (with service from Chicago to Seattle) previously stopped at the Provo Station. Service by the Pioneer was dropped when that train was rerouted through Wyoming in 1991 (the train was later discontinued altogether in 1997). Service by the Desert Wind ended when Amtrak discontinued that train in 1997 (at the same time as the Pioneer was discontinued). Although the ultimate western end of the line for the Desert Wind was in Los Angeles (southwest of the Provo Station), the train route ran north to Salt Lake City before heading south to its next stop in Milford, Utah (Delta from 1983 to 1988).


  1. ^ As of 13 January 2014, the previous schedule continues with the westbound train (Route 5) scheduled to stop at 9:26 pm and the eastbound train (Route 6) scheduled to stop at 4:35 am.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Provo, UT (PRO)". Amtrak. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ a b "Great American Stations: Provo, UT (PRO)". Amtrak. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Officials celebrate: completion of new train depot in Provo". Daily Herald. Provo, Utah: Lee Enterprises. 14 May 2002. p. A3. Retrieved 2013.
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2018, State of Utah" (PDF). Amtrak. June 2019. Retrieved 2020.
  5. ^ "California Zephyr" (PDF). Amtrak. 13 Jan 2014. p. 2. Retrieved 2014.
  6. ^ Hesterman, Billy (29 Nov 2012). "No more horns: Quiet zone now in effect for trains". Daily Herald. Provo, Utah: Lee Enterprises. Retrieved 2013.
  7. ^ "Front Runner South FAQs". Utah Transit Authority. Retrieved 2013.
  8. ^ Mote, Lisa (October 15, 1986). "D&RGW pulls out from Provo depot". Daily Herald. p. 1. Retrieved 2019 – via
  9. ^ "Amtrak depot may get makeover Company agrees to fund project if Provo takes lead". Deseret News. Salt Lake City: Deseret Digital Media. Associated Press. 20 Mar 1999. Retrieved 2013.,
  10. ^ Stewart, Amy K (16 May 2002). "New train station opens in Provo". Daily Herald. Provo, Utah: Lee Enterprises. Retrieved 2013.

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