Red Wing, MN (RDW)

The historic depot was built by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad and serves as a welcoming gateway to the city's vibrant recreational, artistic and commercial offerings.

Red Wing Amtrak station

420 Levee Street
Red Wing, MN 55066

Station Hours

Annual Ticket Revenue (FY 2023): $603,895
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2023): 5,609
  • Facility Ownership: Red Wing Property Conservation Fund
  • Parking Lot Ownership: City of Red Wing
  • Platform Ownership: Canadian Pacific Railway Company/Soo Line Railroad (Canadian Pacific Railway)
  • Track Ownership: Canadian Pacific Railway Company/Soo Line Railroad (Canadian Pacific Railway)

Derrick James
Regional Contact
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Red Wing’s historic depot, built by the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad – known as the Milwaukee Road – opened to the public in 1905. It was constructed as a combination depot, meaning it contained passenger and freight functions under one roof. Today it is a beautifully restored gateway to the recreation, arts and commerce of this vibrant city on the west bank of the Mississippi River.

Designed by Milwaukee Road architect J.M. Nettenstrom, the one story building is composed of brown brick and has a steep gabled roof. A cross gable contains entrances on both the track and street sides of the depot, and each of these gabled fronts displays impressive decorative geometric brickwork in a contrasting buff tone. Facing the tracks is a wide porch with ornamental open stickwork in the gable supported by curving brackets. The corners of the building and cross gables, as well as the porch columns, feature sturdy quoins that provide the depot with a visual heft indicating solidity and permanence.

In 1991, the city acquired the depot from the SOO Line Railroad. The Red Wing Area Fund, a private entity comprised of local philanthropists, leased and renovated the building. In 2004, the Area Fund purchased the depot from the city and has since contributed more than $53,000 for operations and $21,000 for repairs. Today it houses the Red Wing Visitor and Convention Bureau, an Amtrak waiting room and an arts gallery.

The Borealis is financed primarily through funds made available by the Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois Departments of Transportation.

Station Building (with waiting room)


  • ATM not available
  • No elevator
  • No payphones
  • No Quik-Trak kiosks
  • Restrooms
  • Unaccompanied child travel not allowed
  • No vending machines
  • No WiFi
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Indicates an accessible service.


  • Amtrak Express shipping not available
  • No checked baggage service
  • No checked baggage storage
  • Bike boxes not available
  • No baggage carts
  • Ski bags not available
  • No bag storage
  • Shipping boxes not available
  • No baggage assistance


  • Same-day parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight parking is available; fees may apply
  • Indicates an accessible service.


  • No payphones
  • Accessible platform
  • Accessible restrooms
  • No accessible ticket office
  • Accessible waiting room
  • Accessible water fountain
  • Same-day, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • No high platform
  • No wheelchair
  • Wheelchair lift available


Station Waiting Room Hours
Mon08:00 am - 09:45 pm
Tue08:00 am - 09:45 pm
Wed08:00 am - 09:45 pm
Thu08:00 am - 09:45 pm
Fri08:00 am - 09:45 pm
Sat08:00 am - 09:45 pm
Sun08:00 am - 09:45 pm
Ticket Office Hours
No ticket office at this location.
Passenger Assistance Hours
No passenger assistance service at this location.
Checked Baggage Service
No checked baggage at this location.
Parking Hours
No parking at this location.
Quik-Track Kiosk Hours
No Quik-Trak kiosks at this location.
Lounge Hours
No lounge at this location.
Amtrak Express Hours
No Amtrak Express at this location.