Carlsbad Poinsettia station

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Carlsbad Poinsettia
Carlsbad Poinsettia NCTD station14.jpg
Carlsbad Poinsettia station in August 2013
Location6511 Avenida Encinas, Carlsbad, California
Coordinates33°6′32.61″N 117°19′9.04″W / 33.1090583°N 117.3191778°W / 33.1090583; -117.3191778Coordinates: 33°6′32.61″N 117°19′9.04″W / 33.1090583°N 117.3191778°W / 33.1090583; -117.3191778
Owned byNorth County Transit District
Line(s)Surf Line
Platforms2 side platforms
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone1
OpenedFebruary 27, 1995
Preceding station   North County Transit District   Following station
toward San Diego
Former services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Pacific Surfliner

Carlsbad Poinsettia is a commuter rail station in Carlsbad, California served by the North County Transit District COASTER line. The station serves the Poinsettia and La Costa communities of Carlsbad. It is located 3.8 miles away from the LEGOLAND California Theme Park and 4.1 miles from McClellan-Palomar Airport.

Due to a LOSSAN project, the station is currently undergoing a major renovation that is set to be completed in 2020 with a budget of $33.7 million. The project involves the lengthening of the platforms to 1,000 feet, relocating the tracks, creating a new fence barrier inside the station, and adding a pedestrian underpass to replace the two pedestrian grade crossings located at either end of the station.

On October 7, 2013, the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner began stopping at four Coaster stations: Carlsbad Village, Carlsbad Poinsettia, Encinitas, and Sorrento Valley.[1] Amtrak dropped service to Carlsbad Poinsettia and Encinitas on October 9, 2017 due to low ridership.[2]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Adds Four New stops" (Press release). Amtrak. September 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Diehl, Phil (September 21, 2017). "Amtrak to discontinue two stops, add one". San Diego Union Tribune.

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