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Rugby, ND (RUG)

Rugby is known as the geographical center of North America. The Great Northern Railway built the red brick depot in 1907, and it is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Station Facts

Rugby, ND Station Photo

Rugby, North Dakota

201 West Dewey Street Rugby, ND 58368

Station Hours

Annual Station Revenue (2014)
Annual Station Ridership (2014)


Facility Ownership BNSF Railway
Parking Lot Ownership BNSF Railway
Platform Ownership BNSF Railway
Track Ownership BNSF Railway


20 Long Term Parking Spaces Accessible Platform Enclosed Waiting Area
Restrooms Short Term Parking Spaces Ticket Office

Routes Served

  • Empire Builder


Derrick James
Regional Contact
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).

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Station History

Rugby is known as the geographical center of North America. The Great Northern Railway built the one-and-a-half story Tudor-style station in 1907.

In 1987, a multi-year restoration project was begun by the city, Lions Club, Amtrak, local businesses and citizen groups. By 1988, they had begun painting the entire station interior, which had not been painted since the 1960s. They also completely refurbished the terrazzo floor, cleaned the original oak benches, rewired the original brass electric light fixtures and hung large railroad photographs. Many railroad artifacts are also displayed.

Rugby's Great Northern Railway depot was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It was once awarded "Station of the Year" by Amtrak as a testament to the dedication of the citizens of Rugby who are avid proponents of rail travel.

Amtrak provides ticketing service at this station but does not provide baggage service. Rugby is served by two daily trains.