Cleburne, TX (CBR)
Founded in 1854, Cleburne grew as an agricultural, ranching and railroad center. The Intermodal Transportation Depot, constructed in 1999, serves Amtrak and local bus transit.
206 North Border Street
Cleburne Intermodal Depot
Cleburne, TX 76031
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 3,830
- Facility Ownership: City of Cleburne
- Parking Lot Ownership: City of Cleburne
- Platform Ownership: BNSF Railway
- Track Ownership: BNSF Railway
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).
Cleburne’s Intermodal Transportation Depot, constructed in 1999, serves both Amtrak and local bus transit. It also houses the dispatch office for CLETRAN, the city’s local transit system. The city of Cleburne was deeded property for the new station by Santa Fe Railway (now BNSF) and obtained two grants through the state of Texas for Section 5311(f) funds. The total cost of the project was $400,000, 80 percent of which was funded through 5311(f), and the remainder through the city’s land donations and general fund.
Cleburne was the site of a major Santa Fe Railway locomotive backshop, which opened in 1898 and is most noted for the conversion of the former F7 locomotives into the Cleburne F7 (CF7) and the SF30C locomotives. Some of the former shop buildings can still be seen on the east side of the track. In the past, you could also reach Cleburne on the Katy, Trinity & Brazos Valley (T&BV) interurban line. The T&BV station and the Santa Fe depot were located adjacent to one another, but in 2002, the 1903 T&BV station was demolished after some acrimonious debate. The Santa Fe depot once used by Amtrak’s Texas Eagle, but was torn down in the 1990s and replaced by the intermodal depot.
The local Railroad Museum Committee is currently planning to open a railroad museum using 4B funds, a voter-approved sales tax. The museum will be located north of the Intermodal Depot along the railroad tracks and will be modeled after the T&BV depot. The city’s red Santa Fe caboose, donated in 1989 and currently in a semi permanent location at the Layland Museum, will be moved to the new location. A breezeway will connect the museum to the intermodal depot.
Cleburne was founded in 1854 as Camp Henderson; however, the name was changed in 1867 to honor Confederate General Pat Cleburne. The city was incorporated in 1871, and was a farming and cattle ranching center until the opening of the Santa Fe shops, which caused the population to boom.
Attractions in Cleburne include the Layland Museum (formerly the Carnegie Library), Splash Station water park, and Cleburne State Park, which offers camping, fishing, swimming, and paddle boats.
Amtrak does not provide ticketing or baggage services at this facility, which is served by two daily trains.
Station Building (with waiting room)
- 25 Short Term Parking Spaces
Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park for the day only, not overnight. Parking fees may apply.
- Accessible Payphones
- Accessible Platform
Accessible platform is a barrier-free path from the drop-off area outside the station to the station platform.
- Accessible Restrooms
- Accessible Ticket Office
- Accessible Waiting Room
- Accessible Water Fountain
- Baggage Storage
Baggage storage is an area where passengers may store their bags, equivalent to "left luggage" in Europe. A storage fee may apply.
- Bike Boxes
- Checked Baggage
- Dedicated Parking
- Enclosed Waiting Area
- Help With Luggage
- High Platform
A high platform is a platform at the level of the vestibule of the train, with the exception of Superliners.
Self-service lockers are available in select stations for passenger baggage storage.
- Long-term Parking Spaces
Number of spaces available for Amtrak passengers to park overnight. Parking fees may apply.
- Parking Attendant
- Pay Phones
- Shipping Boxes
- Ski Bags
- Wheelchair Lift
Wheelchair lift is a platform-mounted lift for loading passengers from low platforms onto trains that do not have onboard ramps.
For passengers who cannot walk far or at all, we offer a wheelchair to move the passengers around within the station. At some stations this may be a battery-powered people mover. The wheelchair or other types of movers must not leave the station or be moved onto the train.