San Luis Obispo (Amtrak station)

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San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Amtrak station.jpg
Station statistics
Address 1011 Railroad Avenue
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Coordinates 35°16′35″N 120°39′17″W / 35.27639°N 120.65472°W / 35.27639; -120.65472Coordinates: 35°16′35″N 120°39′17″W / 35.27639°N 120.65472°W / 35.27639; -120.65472
Line(s)
Structure type Spanish Colonial Revival architecture
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened 1942
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code SLO
Owned by Union Pacific Railroad
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 115,028[1] Increase 6.1% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Seattle
Coast Starlight
toward Los Angeles
Terminus Pacific Surfliner
Location
Location of the San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station.
Location of the San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station.
Location within California

The San Luis Obispo Amtrak Station is an Amtrak rail station in the city of San Luis Obispo, California. It is the northern terminus of Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego and it also serves the Coast Starlight from Seattle, Washington to Los Angeles, California. Four Pacific Surfliner trains and two Coast Starlight trains (one in each direction) serve the station daily. The station is fully staffed with ticketing and checked baggage services.[2]

The present Spanish Colonial Revival architecture style depot was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad and completed in 1942. It replaced the original SP depot, located just south of the current one, that had opened in 1895. When the present depot was opened, the former depot was utilized as a freight depot until 1968, when it was shuttered. It was demolished to make room for a parking lot in 1971.

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, San Luis Obispo was the 27th-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 297 passengers daily.[3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Main tracks Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Paso Robles)
Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Santa Barbara)
Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (Grover Beach)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 California Report". Amtrak. Retrieved 09 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Train Web: San Luis Obispo". 
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 

External links[edit]

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