359 North Ludington Street Columbus, WI 53925
- Annual Station Revenue (2013)
- Annual Station Ridership (2013)
|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|
|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|
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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.