Carlsbad Poinsettia station

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Carlsbad Poinsettia
Amtrak and COASTER station
Carlsbad Poinsettea Station.jpg
Location 6511 Avenida Encinas
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Coordinates 33°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 by North County Transit District
Line(s) North County Transit District
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone 1 (COASTER)
Passengers (2015) 9,363[1]Increase 36.5%
Preceding station   North County Transit District   Following station
toward San Diego
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
Pacific Surfliner
(former service)

Carlsbad Poinsettia is one of two passenger rail stations serving the city of Carlsbad, California on North County Transit District's COASTER commuter rail line and formerly Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner line.[2]

On October 7, 2013, Amtrak began making stops with its Pacific Surfliner train.[2] Amtrak dropped service to Carlsbad Poinsettia on October 9, 2017 due to low ridership.[3]

As previously mentioned, the station is one of two passenger rail stations serving the city of Carlsbad, California. The other station known as Carlsbad Village station is located about five miles to the north in the downtown Carlsbad area, and is also served by the COASTER commuter rail line. This station meanwhile serves the Poinsettia and La Costa communities of Carlsbad. Carlsbad Poinsettia Station is located 3.8 miles away from the LEGOLAND California Theme Park and 4.1 miles from McClellan-Palomar Airport. North County Transit District provides their BREEZE bus service in order to get to these locations from the station, and the same happens vice versa.

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 dollars. 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.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northbound  Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo, limited service (Carlsbad Village)
 Coaster toward Oceanside Transit Center (Carlsbad Village)
Southbound  Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station, limited service (Encinitas)
 Coaster toward San Diego-Union Station (Encinitas)


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Amtrak Pacific Surfliner Adds Four New stops" (Press release). Amtrak. September 18, 2013. 
  3. ^ Diehl, Phil (September 21, 2017). "Amtrak to discontinue two stops, add one". San Diego Union Tribune. Retrieved September 30, 2017. 

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