Oxnard Transportation Center

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Oxnard
Amtrak station
Metrolink commuter rail station
Oxnard Transportation Center.jpg
Station statistics
Address 201 East Fourth Street
Oxnard, California 93030
US
Coordinates 34°11′55″N 119°10′28″W / 34.198688°N 119.174538°W / 34.198688; -119.174538Coordinates: 34°11′55″N 119°10′28″W / 34.198688°N 119.174538°W / 34.198688; -119.174538
Line(s) Amtrak: Metrolink:
Connections Greyhound bus service, VISTA (intercity bus service), Gold Coast Transit (local bus service)
Structure type at-grade
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened 1987; 27 years ago (1987)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code OXN
Owned by City of Oxnard
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 79,136[1] Decrease 2.6% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Seattle
Coast Starlight
toward Los Angeles
Pacific Surfliner
(limited service)
Metrolink
Terminus
Ventura County Line
Location
Location of the Oxnard Amtrak Station.
Location of the Oxnard Amtrak Station.
Location within California

The Oxnard Transportation Center is an Amtrak and Metrolink rail station in historic downtown Oxnard, California. It is served by Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, Amtrak's Coast Starlight from Los Angeles Union Station to Seattle, Washington, and Metrolink's Ventura County Line from Los Angeles Union Station to East Ventura. Ten Pacific Surfliner trains serve the station daily, and six Metrolink trains serve the station each weekday. The Coast Starlight operates one train daily in each direction.[2]

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Oxnard was the 28th-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 223 passengers daily.[3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

East track Bypass/Freight track No regular service
West track Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Santa Barbara)
Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Simi Valley)
Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo (Ventura)
Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (Camarillo or Simi Valley)
Ventura County Line toward East Ventura (Terminus)
Ventura County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Camarillo)

Transit Connections[edit]

Gold Coast Transit[edit]

1A/B - Oxnard - Port Hueneme
2 - Colonia
3 - Oxnard - Naval Base
4A/B - North Oxnard
5 - Seabridge
6 - Oxnard - Ventura
8 - Centerpoint Mall, via Oxnard College

VISTA[edit]

Conejo Connection - Oxnard - Camarillo - Thousand Oaks - Warner Center Transit Hub

Neighborhood and destinations[edit]

Historic Location[edit]

The Southern Pacific Railroad constructed a spur at Montalvo in late 1897 on the original route connecting Ventura to Los Angeles through the Santa Clara River Valley. This spur was needed for shipping construction equipment to the site of a new beet sugar refinery. A wooden railroad trestle and rail line were constructed over the Santa Clara River as the spur headed south, reaching the new settlement here on the relatively isolated coastal plain in April of 1898.[4] The rail line turned here from the north-south alignment to east-west as they continued building the tracks to Santa Susana in the Simi Valley. With the completion of the Santa Susana Tunnel, this became the most direct route between Los Angeles and San Francisco. The new settlement was named after the factory owner and in 1904 traffic on the coast railroad line was rerouted through Oxnard.[5] In 1987, this new station was constructed on the northerly end of the curve while the former station remains at the southerly end. The former depot has continued in use as a maintenance and freight yard office by Union Pacific.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 California Report". Amtrak. Retrieved 09 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Train Web: Oxnard". 
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  4. ^ San Buenaventura Research Associates (July 2005) "Downtown Oxnard Historic Resources Survey Final Report" City of Oxnard
  5. ^ "CHATSWORTH PARK CUTOFF LINE OPENS TODAY" Los Angeles Herald 20 March 1904. Volume XXXI, Number 173, Page 2

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