Davis station (California)

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Southern Pacific Railroad Depot in Davis
Location 840 Second Street
Davis, CA 95616
Owned by City of Davis
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code DAV
Opened 1868
Rebuilt 1914, 1986
Passengers (2015) 372,554[1]Increase 3.8% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
toward Chicago
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
toward Los Angeles
Coast Starlight
toward Seattle
Southern Pacific Railroad Station
Davis station (California) is located in California
Davis station (California)
Davis station (California) is located in the US
Davis station (California)
Location H and 2nd Sts.,
Davis, California
Coordinates 38°32′37″N 121°44′12″W / 38.54361°N 121.73667°W / 38.54361; -121.73667Coordinates: 38°32′37″N 121°44′12″W / 38.54361°N 121.73667°W / 38.54361; -121.73667
Area 0.2 acres (0.08 ha)
Built 1914
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
NRHP Reference # 76000541[2]
Added to NRHP November 7, 1976

Davis, formerly known as Davisville, is a train station in Davis, California. It was built by the California Pacific Railroad between August 24 and November 15, 1868, connecting Davis to Washington (now part of West Sacramento) to the east, Vallejo to the southwest, and Marysville to the northeast via a wye at Davis to Woodland, where the line separated to go northwest to Redding via Tehama and northeast to Marysville via a drawbridge at Knights Landing. In 1871 the Cal-P (as it later was called) was taken over by the Central Pacific Railroad; a fire later burned down the 19th century-style station. In 1914 the Central Pacific built a second depot, which was remodeled in 1986. The depot was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[3]

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Davis was the seventh-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of about 1220 passengers daily.[4]


Today, the depot is in use by Amtrak and is maintained by the City of Davis. Other ownership is the Union Pacific Railroad.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Amtrak's Coast Starlight stops at Davis in August 1985
Northbound  California Zephyr toward Chicago (Sacramento)
 Capitol Corridor toward Auburn (Sacramento)
 Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Sacramento)
Southbound  California Zephyr toward Emeryville (Martinez)
 Capitol Corridor toward San Jose (Suisun/Fairfield)
 Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Martinez)


  • Help with baggage during baggage hours
  • Enclosed Waiting Area
  • Restrooms during station hours
  • Payphones during station hours


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  2. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Yolo County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Building #76000541)
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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