Auburn station (California)

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Auburn/Conheim
Shelter at Auburn station, September 7, 2008.jpg
Auburn station in September 2008
Location277 Nevada Street, Auburn, California
Coordinates38°54′13″N 121°05′00″W / 38.903725°N 121.083353°W / 38.903725; -121.083353Coordinates: 38°54′13″N 121°05′00″W / 38.903725°N 121.083353°W / 38.903725; -121.083353
Line(s)UP Roseville Subdivision[1]
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsBus transport Auburn Transit, Placer County Transit, Gold Country Stage: Route 5
Other information
Station codeARN
History
OpenedMay 13, 1865; January 26, 1998[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)14,243[3]Increase 6.67% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Rocklin
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor Terminus

Auburn station is an Amtrak station in Auburn, California. Located at the corner of Nevada Street and Fulweiler Street, it serves as the northern terminus of the Capitol Corridor line. The station is not staffed. The platform is next to a short spur track off Track 2 of Union Pacific Railroad's route over Donner Pass.[1] Because of the geography of the city, the Union Pacific's mainline tracks are split, with Track 1 running through the eastern side of the city and Track 2 crossing the western side of the city.[2] The California Zephyr bypasses the city on its route between Roseville and Colfax primarily via Track 1. Auburn became a stop on Amtrak's Capitol Corridor in January 1998.[2]

It is served by one round trip per day from Oakland, and one weekend round trip per day from San Jose. The latter is the only round trip running along the entire 168 mi (270 km) length of the corridor. The station is also served by three Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach routes–one originating at the station and three originating in Reno and Sparks, Nevada.[4]

Auburn served 13,352 passengers boarding or detraining in fiscal year 2017.[5]

In March 2008, the station (formerly Auburn Multimodal Station) was renamed Robert F. Conheim Auburn Train Station after the former mayor, who died the previous year.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 2.
  2. ^ a b c "Auburn, CA (ARN)". Great American Stations. Amtrak.
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2018, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. Retrieved 28 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Capitol Corridor schedule" (PDF). Amtrak. June 17, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
  5. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Nielsen, Jenna (March 15, 2008). "Nevada Street station named after longtime rail rider". Gold Country Media.

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