Williams Junction, AZ (WMJ)
A gateway to the world-renowned Grand Canyon, Williams Junction is served by a shuttle bus that carries passengers to the nearby town of Williams, Ariz.
No address, no private access
(Book free shuttle from Williams station)
Williams Junction, AZ 86046
Annual Station Ridership (2016): 8,051
- Facility Ownership: N/A
- Parking Lot Ownership: N/A
- Platform Ownership: BNSF Railway
- Track Ownership: BNSF Railway
- Southwest Chief
For information about Amtrak fares and schedules, please call 1-800-USA-RAIL (1-800-872-7245).
The Amtrak stop at Williams Junction is an asphalt platform and has no shelter.
The Williams Junction platform was built in August of 1999 by the Grand Canyon Railway (GCR) in order to accommodate Amtrak passengers. The site had been home to a depot built in 1961 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway (now BNSF Railway) which closed in 1968 when the Santa Fe discontinued operations on the Grand Canyon line. That station was demolished a short time later.
Today, the GCR provides bus service to and from the platform, as it is not accessible by private vehicle and is about three miles east of the town of Williams in the Kalbab National Forest.
Located in Coconino County, Williams was settled in the early 1800s by western-bound travelers. It is from a trapper named Bill Williams that Williams received its name. Despite its relatively small size, the town is well known for being the southern boundary of the Grand Canyon Railway. The city hosts many tourists every year, because of its proximity to Grand Canyon National Park.
- Accessible Platform