Suisun/Fairfield (Amtrak station)

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Suisun-Fairfield
Fairfield-Suisun Station 2878 04.JPG
Entrance plaza, November 3, 2012
Station statistics
Address 177 Main Street
Suisun City, CA 94585
Coordinates 38°14′36″N 122°02′29″W / 38.243287°N 122.041272°W / 38.243287; -122.041272Coordinates: 38°14′36″N 122°02′29″W / 38.243287°N 122.041272°W / 38.243287; -122.041272
Line(s)
Connections Fairfield and Suisun Transit
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1904[1]
Rebuilt 1992[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code SUI
Traffic
Passengers (2012) 200,402[2] Increase 4.12% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
Location
Location of the Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station.
Location of the Suisun/Fairfield Amtrak Station.
Location in California

Suisun/Fairfield station is an Amtrak station in Suisun City, California, close to the city of Fairfield, served by the Amtrak Capitol Corridor commuter rail line between Auburn and San Jose through Oakland. Connecting bus service is provided by Fairfield and Suisun Transit. The station is used by commuters from the exurban satellite city to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay Area; the Capitol Corridor connects to the BART system at the Richmond and Oakland Airport/Coliseum intermodal stations. The station is under the State Route 12 overpass.

The current station opened in March 1914 and is the second depot to serve these two towns.[3] The one story wood frame depot is one of two dozen “colonnade style” stations erected by the Southern Pacific Railroad. The design takes its name from the Tuscan columns used in the long porch that stretches out along the platform. Beneath its wide roof, passengers are protected from inclement weather. The colonnade style mixed elements of Colonial Revival and Arts and Crafts architecture.[4]

In the 1970s, the depot fell into disrepair, but in the 1990s, in an effort to create a more inviting gateway to town, the Suisun City Redevelopment Authority gained control of the structure and used state transportation funds to carry out a full rehabilitation, which included a new landscaped courtyard.[5]

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Suisun-Fairfield was the 22nd-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of about 549 passengers daily.[2]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northbound Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Davis)
California Zephyr No stops
Coast Starlight No stops
Southbound Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Martinez)
California Zephyr No stops
Coast Starlight No stops

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Eberling, Barry (October 21, 2012). "Suisun City looks at train station improvements". Daily Republic. 
  2. ^ a b "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 
  3. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 25, 2013.
  4. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 25, 2013.
  5. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 25, 2013.

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