Oceanside Transit Center
|Oceanside Transit Center
Amtrak, Metrolink, COASTER and SPRINTER station
Sprinter Light-Rail cars stop at Oceanside's Amtrak Station
|Address||235 South Tremont Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
|Platforms||2 side platforms (Amtrak/Metrolink/COASTER)
1 island platform (SPRINTER)
|Owned by||North County Transit District|
|Fare zone||1 (COASTER)|
|Passengers (2013)||384,786 11.7% (Amtrak)|
The Oceanside Transit Center, usually referred to as simply Oceanside, is a major railway interchange in Oceanside, California, serving both intercity and suburban/commuter services. The station is used by Amtrak on the route of its Pacific Surfliner service between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. It is also a stop for two different regional transit operators - Metrolink, the commuter rail operator for the Los Angeles area, has two of its services, the Metrolink Orange County Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line, that terminate at Oceanside, while the North County Transit District, the operator for most of the public transport in North San Diego County, has its COASTER and SPRINTER services also terminating at Oceanside. Oceanside Transit Center is also served by numerous BREEZE buses, and is also the terminal for RTA's Bus Route 202 to Temecula and Murrieta.
Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Oceanside was the fifteenth-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 800 passengers daily.
Oceanside Transit Center was built in 1984, and serves as a replacement for a 1946-built Santa Fe Depot, which was torn down in 1988. The former station was itself a replacement for an 1886-built Santa Fe Depot.
To enhance the regional transit service, this station will have major expansion including building a third track and platform in the middle of the existing tracks, extending all platforms and adding a passenger walkway. The construction began in 2014 and is expected to be completed in 2015.
Platforms and tracks
|1-2||■Pacific Surfliner||toward San Luis Obispo (San Clemente Pier or San Juan Capistrano)|
|■Pacific Surfliner||toward San Diego-Union Station (Carlsbad Village or Solana Beach)|
|■Inland Empire–Orange County Line||toward San Bernardino (San Clemente Pier or San Clemente)|
|■Orange County Line||toward L.A. Union Station (San Clemente Pier or San Clemente)|
|■Coaster||toward San Diego-Union Station (Carlsbad Village)|
|Sprinter platform||■Sprinter||toward Escondido Transit Center (Coast Highway)|
|■Sprinter||toward Escondido Transit Center (Coast Highway)|
Amtrak, Coaster, and Metrolink trains may stop on either Platform 1 or Platform 2.
- "2013 California Report". Amtrak. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
- "Train Web: Oceanside".
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
- Surviving Santa Fe Depots: Some Recent Losses
- "Oceanside Transit Center Platform Improvement Project". SANDAG. Retrieved 2013-08-20.
- "Oceanside Schedule and Platform Assignments". North County Transit District. October 7, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2014.
- Media related to Oceanside Transit Center at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – Oceanside, CA
- Metrolink – Oceanside
- COASTER Stations (including Oceanside)
- SPRINTER Stations (including Oceanside)
- Oceanside Amtrak Station(USA RailGuide -- TrainWeb)
- Oceanside (OSD)--Great American Stations (Amtrak)