Santa Barbara (Amtrak station)

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Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara Station1.jpg
Train station in California
Station statistics
Address 209 State Street
Santa Barbara, California 93101
Line(s) Amtrak:
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened 1902
Rebuilt 2000
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code SBA
Owned by Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Barbara
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 322,410[1] Increase 5.9% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Seattle
Coast Starlight
toward Los Angeles
Pacific Surfliner
Southern Pacific Train Depot
Santa Barbara (Amtrak station) is located in California
Santa Barbara (Amtrak station)
Site of station in California
Location 209 State St., Santa Barbara, California
Coordinates 34°24′49″N 119°41′30″W / 34.41361°N 119.69167°W / 34.41361; -119.69167
Area 4 acres (1.6 ha)
Built 1905
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 06000658[2]
Added to NRHP August 2, 2006

The Santa Barbara Train Station, sometimes referred to as the Santa Barbara Amtrak Station, is the passenger rail station in Santa Barbara, California. It is served by two Amtrak lines, the Coast Starlight and the Pacific Surfliner. The Coast Starlight runs once daily in each direction between Los Angeles, California and Seattle, Washington. The Pacific Surfliner trains serving this station run ten times daily (five in each direction) between San Diego, California and the Santa Barbara suburb of Goleta, with two of those running in each direction to/from San Luis Obispo further to the north. The station is fully staffed with ticketing and checked-baggage services.

The station was built in 1902 by the Southern Pacific Railroad in the Spanish Mission Revival Style. Design work was by Santa Barbara architect Francis W. Wilson.[3] It is located within walking distance of Santa Barbara Harbor, Stearns Wharf and State Street, Santa Barbara's main thoroughfare. The historic depot was renovated in 2000; the project included the restoration of the ticket office and upgrades to the plumbing, electrical and heating and cooling systems.[4]

Due to the length of the platform, when Amtrak's Coast Starlight train is stopped, it blocks the two streets to the north and south of the depot.[5]

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Santa Barbara was the 15th-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 834 passengers daily, and serving a total of 304,382 passengers in FY2012.[6]

The station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 2, 2006.[2]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northbound Coast Starlight toward Seattle (San Luis Obispo)
Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo (Goleta)
Southbound Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Oxnard)
Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (Carpinteria)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 California Report". Amtrak. Retrieved 09 July 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  3. ^ Starr, Kevin (1991). Material Dreams: Southern California Through the 1920s. Oxford University Press. p. 260. ISBN 978-0-19-507260-0. 
  4. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 20, 2013.
  5. ^ "Train Web: Santa Barbara". 
  6. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 

External links[edit]

1910 postcard

Coordinates: 34°24′50″N 119°41′27″W / 34.413938°N 119.690959°W / 34.413938; -119.690959