Las Vegas station (New Mexico)
The Hotel Castañeda and Las Vegas Amtrak Station in recent times.
|Location||Railroad Avenue and Lincoln Street|
Las Vegas, NM 87701
|Line(s)||BNSF Railway Raton / Glorieta Subdivisons|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Passengers (2015)||5,345 0.5%|
Las Vegas is an Amtrak train station at Railroad Avenue and Lincoln Street in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Built in 1899, the two-story brick station building was designed in the Spanish Mission style and features a red tile roof, ornate metal brackets and a curving parapet. The station was renovated in 2000, when approximately $1.2 million was secured from federal, state and private sources. It reopened as the Las Vegas Intermodal Facility and now houses a passenger waiting room and the city's Visitor Center.
The station is near the Hotel Castañeda, a former hotel built by Fred Harvey for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. The hotel's architects were Frederick Roehrig and A. Reinsch. The hotel is the oldest Mission Revival Style building in the state of New Mexico, opening for business on January 1, 1899. Though the hotel has been closed since 1948, it now (2014) has a new owner. Developer Allan Affeldt and partners bought the historic hotel in Spring 2014. Affeldt had already bought, refurbished and opened the historic Harvey House hotel La Posada in Winslow, Arizona.
The station and former hotel are contributing properties to the Railroad Avenue Historic District.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of New Mexico" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 11 March 2016.
- "Las Vegas Station". Amtrak's Great American Stations. Retrieved 14 November 2014.
- La Castaneda Hotel – Las Vegas Citizens' Committee for Historic Preservation Archived 2011-01-21 at the Wayback Machine
- Richard Melzer (2008). Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 37–40. Retrieved 2011-08-26.
- Media related to Las Vegas (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons