College Station, TX- The Union Pacific train carrying President George H.W. Bush from Houston to College Station is scheduled to arrive on Thursday at about 3:45 p.m.
An arrival ceremony — for family and invited guests only — will take place on the west side of the railroad tracks (across from the Texas A&M Hotel & Conference Center) before the President's funeral procession continues to his final resting place, next to First Lady Barbara Bush and daughter, Robin, on the grounds of the Bush Library Complex.
Per orders from the United States Secret Service, the following roadways will be blocked to vehicle, bicycle and pedestrian traffic beginning at midnight on Thursday, Dec. 6:
- Wellborn Road, from University Drive to George Bush Drive.
- George Bush Drive, from Wellborn Road to Harvey Mitchell Parkway (FM-2818).
- All streets leading to West Campus.
Texas A&M University Transportation Services is allowing free event parking at six campus locations, including the University Center Garage across from Rudder Tower.
All free parking areas are indicated in dark blue on this Transportation Services map.
Spectators are strongly discouraged from parking illegally in any neighborhood and from blocking any roadway.
The College Station Police Department will take all necessary steps to ensure neighborhood streets have adequate emergency vehicle access and safe conditions for pedestrians and cyclists.
Where to watch the Processions
There are three locations (indicated in light blue on the Transportation Services map) where viewing will be safe and ideal, and College Station Police Department recommends you arrive at one of these locations as far ahead of the train’s estimated 3:45 p.m. arrival as possible:
For those wanting to safely view the train -- led by the blue-and-white 4141 engine -- carrying President Bush as it slows to a stop, spectators are urged to stand on the east side of Wellborn Road (behind perimeter fencing) either in front of the Kyle Field parking lot (Lot 62) or between that location and George Bush Drive.
Those electing to view the train arrival outside these designated, safe locations are instructed to do so only from the east side of Wellborn Road. Do not attempt to cross to the west side of Wellborn Road.
The third viewing location is along the south side (behind perimeter fencing) of George Bush Drive, between Wellborn Road and Penberthy Boulevard.