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Station Facts

Columbus, WI Station Photo

Columbus, Wisconsin

359 North Ludington Street Columbus, WI 53925

Station Hours

Annual Station Revenue (2013)
$1,707,244
Annual Station Ridership (2013)
16,188

Ownerships

Facility Ownership CMC Heartland Partners
Parking Lot Ownership CMC Heartland Partners
Platform Ownership Canadian Pacific Railway - SOO Line Railroad Company
Track Ownership Canadian Pacific Railway - SOO Line Railroad Company

Features

20 Long Term Parking Spaces 20 Short Term Parking Spaces Accessible Platform
Accessible Waiting Room Baggage Storage Bike Boxes
Checked Baggage Dedicated Parking Enclosed Waiting Area
Restrooms Ski Bags Ticket Office
Wheelchair Lift

Routes Served

  • Empire Builder

Contact

Derrick James
Regional Contact
governmentaffairschi@amtrak.com
312-544-5118 (ph)

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Station History

The Columbus station was built of rusticated concrete in 1906 by the Chicago Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad (Milwaukee Road). The station originally had separate waiting areas for men and women. Benches in the facility have been in use since the days of the former Milwaukee Road, now the Canadian Pacific Railway.

As part of the Mobility First initiative of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the Columbus station is scheduled to receive a new wheelchair lift, foundation and enclosure, and sidewalk to the platform. In addition, a new sidewalk and curb cut will facilitate travel between the parking area and the platform. The estimated cost of the project is $98,000.

The Canadian Pacific Railway refurbished the interior, installed new flooring, painted the restrooms, pressure washed the building and is planning to re-shingle the roof, in celebration of the station's centennial.

This facility has a waiting room and is staffed by an Amtrak employee. The Columbus station is served daily by two trains.