Robert J. Cabral Station

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Robert J. Cabral Station
Amtrak and ACE commuter rail station
Cabral Station 4.JPG
The front entrance of the Robert J. Cabral Station
Station statistics
Address 949 E. Channel Street
North Aurora at East Weber Streets
Stockton, CA 95202
Coordinates 37°57′26″N 121°16′44″W / 37.9571°N 121.2788°W / 37.9571; -121.2788Coordinates: 37°57′26″N 121°16′44″W / 37.9571°N 121.2788°W / 37.9571; -121.2788
Line(s)
  ACE
Connections Amtrak Thruway Bus: 6, 34
SMART: 23, 44, 76, 77, 80, 81, 83, 85, 90, 91, 325, 380
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Parking Free
Bicycle facilities Yes
Baggage check yes
Other information
Opened 1930
Rebuilt 2005
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code SKT
Owned by City of Stockton
Traffic
Passengers (2011) 38,401[1] Increase 12.32%
Services
Preceding station   Altamont Corridor Express   Following station
toward San Jose
ACE Terminus
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Sacramento
San Joaquin
toward Bakersfield
Location
Location of the Stockton – Downtown Station.
Location of the Stockton – Downtown Station.
Location within California

Robert J. Cabral Station, otherwise known as the Stockton – Downtown Station or Stockton ACE Station, is a railway station in Stockton, California. The historic station building was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad and was named in 2003 after the late Robert J. Cabral, a San Joaquin County supervisor instrumental in the creation of the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE), originally Altamont Commuter Express.[2]

The overall design of the station is based on Italian Renaissance and Spanish Revival prototypes. It follows the classical Palladian five-part plan in which there is a center block connected to two end wings by hyphens.[3] The brick building includes extensive terracotta detailing, such as stylized rope around the large arched windows and a wide frieze that runs around the structure.[4]

Abandoned in the early 1980s, the depot fell into disrepair. In 2001, the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), which provides ACE, purchased the old depot for $236,000. Within a year, plans were drawn up for a full $6.5 million restoration that was completed in 2003. The majority of the funds came through “Measure K,” a local voter-approved ½ cent sales tax dedicated to transportation improvement projects.[5]

The station is the terminus for the ACE train line to San Jose Diridon Station and is also served by Amtrak trains between Sacramento and Bakersfield. Amtrak trains between Oakland and Bakersfield do not pass this station (SKT), instead using the Stockton - San Joaquin Street Station (SKN). The station exterior was updated in early 2010 with improvements to the parking lot and landscaping, including added handicapped parking.

In FY2010 Robert J. Cabral Station was the 40th-busiest of Amtrak's 73 California stations, boarding or detraining an average of about 95 passengers daily.[6]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1 ACE toward San Jose (Lathrop/Manteca)
San Joaquin toward Sacramento (Lodi)
San Joaquin toward Bakersfield (Modesto)
2-3 Freight lines No passenger service

The station has one side platform. ACE trains stop immediately outside the station building, while Amtrak trains stop just south closer to the Weber Avenue at-grade crossing.

Transit connections[edit]

A dozen San Joaquin Regional Transit District feeder and commuter bus lines stop at or near the station.

Amtrak Thruway Bus line 6 to San Jose makes 6 daily trips each way and line 34 makes two daily trips, both stop at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.[7][8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2011, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2011. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ "The Changing Face of Downtown". Downtown Stockton Alliance. Retrieved 2008-04-22. [dead link]
  3. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 25, 2013.
  4. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 23, 2013.
  5. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 25, 2013.
  6. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  7. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 6
  8. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 34

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