Gilroy (Caltrain station)

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Gilroy Rail Station
Commuter rail
Gilroy Station 2020 03.JPG
The station building at Gilroy.
Station statistics
Address 7150 Monterey Street
Gilroy, California, 95020
Coordinates 37°00′15″N 121°34′00″W / 37.00417°N 121.56667°W / 37.00417; -121.56667Coordinates: 37°00′15″N 121°34′00″W / 37.00417°N 121.56667°W / 37.00417; -121.56667
Line(s) Caltrain
  Limited-stop service
  Local service
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Lockers available
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Fare zone Fare zone 6
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 140 per weekday[1] Increase 8.7%
Services
Preceding station   Caltrain logo.svg Caltrain   Following station
Limited-stop service
Peak hours only
Terminus
Local service
Peak hours only
Terminus

Gilroy Station is a Caltrain station located in Gilroy, California. It is the southernmost terminus on the Caltrain line, and is only served during commute hours on weekdays. It is located in Fare Zone 6. Gilroy is a former Southern Pacific Railroad depot that was adopted by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board.[2] Amtrak's Coast Starlight passes through Gilroy between Salinas and San Jose Diridon, but does not stop.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Mainline track Coast Starlight No stops
Caltrain Local service toward San Francisco, peak hours only (San Martin)
Limited-stop service toward San Francisco, peak hours only (San Martin)

Garlic train[edit]

Once every year, Caltrain operated a special limited-stop train from San Francisco to Gilroy that operated during the weekend of the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Christmas Hill Park. Shuttle buses would take passengers from the Caltrain station to the festival. This service was suspended when Caltrain began their CTX project in 2002, temporarily suspending all weekend train service on the route to upgrade tracks between San Francisco and San Jose stations for Baby Bullet service. When weekend service resumed in 2004, Caltrain opted to end the annual Garlic Train. The Golden Gate Railroad Museum chartered weekend trains to Gilroy during the festival for a few years, but those charters were later discontinued.[3] Caltrain announced that the "Garlic Train" would resume service for the 2013 Garlic Festival.[4]

California High Speed Rail[edit]

The Gilroy Rail Station is one of two sites that California High Speed Rail is considering for its Gilroy stop, with the other site on lands immediately east of Gilroy Premium Outlet.[citation needed]

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