Rocklin (Amtrak station)

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Rocklin
Rocklin, California - Amtrak station.jpg
Rocklin Station, October 3, 2012
Station statistics
Address Rocklin Road and Railroad Avenue
Rocklin, CA 95677
Coordinates 38°47′28″N 121°14′15″W / 38.7911°N 121.2374°W / 38.7911; -121.2374Coordinates: 38°47′28″N 121°14′15″W / 38.7911°N 121.2374°W / 38.7911; -121.2374
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Station code RLN
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 28,953[1] Decrease 12.2% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
Terminus

The Rocklin Amtrak station is a train station in Rocklin, California, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. The city and the Placer County Transportation Planning Agency funded the design and construction of the current $1.25 million depot, which opened in July 2006.[2] Designed by Studio SMS of nearby Roseville and inspired by historic 19th and early 20th century stations, the depot is dominated by a clock tower. The building is finished in a random ashlar stone veneer in varying shades of grey and beige and stucco with complementary brown tones.[2]

The depot has a waiting room for rail and bus passengers, and there are also offices for the Rocklin Area Chamber of Commerce as well as a room reserved for community meetings.[2]

It's been claimed the platform is movable to accommodate Union Pacific's rotary snowplows,[3] which may scrape a platform that is 8 inches above top of rail, but the Rocklin platforms aren't that high and don't appear to be movable, or to need to be.

In FY2012 Rocklin was the 43rd-busiest of Amtrak's 74 California stations, boarding or detraining an average of about 90 passengers daily.[4]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Westbound Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Roseville)
California Zephyr No stops
Eastbound Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Terminus)
California Zephyr No stops

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 California Report". Amtrak. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Great American Stations. Accessed February 15, 2013.
  3. ^ Glischinski, Steve (December 2010), "Where the Rotaries Roll On", Trains Magazine 70 (12): 24, ISSN 0041-0934, "When the rotaries move out of Roseville, workers have to pull up crossings, and remove the Amtrak station platforms at Rocklin and Colfax to accommodate the plows. The platforms were designed to be portable because of this." 
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 

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