Fairfield–Vacaville station

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Fairfield–Vacaville, CA
Fairfield–Vacaville station viewed from bridge, May 2019.JPG
Fairfield–Vacaville station in May 2019
Location4921 Vanden Road, Fairfield, California
United States
Coordinates38°17′08″N 121°58′05″W / 38.285443°N 121.967967°W / 38.285443; -121.967967Coordinates: 38°17′08″N 121°58′05″W / 38.285443°N 121.967967°W / 38.285443; -121.967967
Owned byCity of Fairfield
Line(s)UP Martinez Subdivision[1]
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsBus transport FAST: 2[2]
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeFFV
History
OpenedNovember 13, 2017 (2017-11-13)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Suisun–Fairfield
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor Davis
toward Auburn

Fairfield–Vacaville station is a train station in Fairfield, Solano County, California, which provides rail access for the communities of Fairfield and Vacaville. The station is served by Amtrak California's Capitol Corridor rail line[3] as well as buses.

History[edit]

An environmental impact study was finalized in 2011. Ground was broken for construction on May 20, 2015.[4] and was given an estimated completion date of March 2017.[5] The entire projected was budgeted at $40 million, including parking, bus facilities, and the construction of an expanded overpass to carry Peabody Road over the railroad tracks.

Previously scheduled to be completed by August 2017 and incorporated into the Capitol Corridor schedule in October of that year,[6] final testing delayed opening until a later date.[7] The station began service on November 13, 2017.[8]

In May 2019, the stop was ceremonially named Fairfield-Vacaville Hannigan Station after former Fairfield Assemblymember Tom Hannigan, who contributed to the development of the Capitol Corridor service.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 3.
  2. ^ FAST 2 Timetable PDF
  3. ^ "MTC Closes Funding Gap for New Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station". Metropolitan Transportation Commission. December 1, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2008-12-02.
  4. ^ Fu, Kimberly F. (29 May 2015). "Ground is broken on Fairfield/Vacaville Train Station project". Digital First Media. The Reporter. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Fairfield / Vacaville Train Station and Peabody Road Improvements". City of Fairfield. Retrieved 2015-10-06.
  6. ^ "Vacaville Train Station and Peabody Road Improvements". City of Fairfield Public Works. City of Fairfield. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  7. ^ "Fairfield / Vacaville Train Station and Peabody Road Improvements". City Of Fairfield. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  8. ^ "Coming Monday, November 13: New Schedule and Opening of Fairfield-Vacaville Station". Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  9. ^ "Train Station renamed for visionary Tom Hannigan" (Press release). Fairfield-Suisun Chamber of Commerce. May 14, 2019.

External links[edit]

Media related to Fairfield–Vacaville station at Wikimedia Commons