Hanford station

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Hanford train station.jpg
View from the train
Location 200 Santa Fe Avenue #A
Hanford, CA
Coordinates 36°19′34″N 119°39′07″W / 36.3261°N 119.6519°W / 36.3261; -119.6519Coordinates: 36°19′34″N 119°39′07″W / 36.3261°N 119.6519°W / 36.3261; -119.6519
Owned by BNSF Railway
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Thruway Motorcoach/Orange Belt Stages, Greyhound Lines, Kings Area Rural Transit
Structure type at-grade
Parking Free
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code HNF
Fare zone Amtrak California
Opened 1897
Rebuilt 1991
Passengers (2015) 213,923[1]Decrease 2.8%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
San Joaquin
toward Bakersfield
  Former services  
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Oakland
Oakland – Barstow
toward Barstow
Location of the Hanford Amtrak Station.
Location of the Hanford Amtrak Station.
Location within California

Hanford is a train station in Hanford, California served by Amtrak. The station also services the larger city of Visalia, California 20 miles to the east. It was built by the San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway and is one of only three SF&SJV stations left in existence.

In the early 1990s, the city sponsored a rehabilitation of the depot that included rebuilding the former freight section and enclosing the outdoor waiting room. A wide, curving canopy was added to the trackside façade to provide travelers with better protection from the sun and rain. Interior modifications resulted in a new layout that added office and commercial space.[2]

In 2006, the city moved forward with $1.5 million in improvements to the adjacent bus bays that accommodate local and regional lines and Amtrak’s Thruway Motorcoach service. A circa 1880s Southern Pacific wooden freight depot was moved to the site to provide a waiting room and ticket desk for bus passengers.[2]

Hanford served an average of approximately 586 passengers daily in FY2015.[3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northbound  San Joaquin toward Oakland or Sacramento (Fresno)
Southbound  San Joaquin toward Bakersfield (Corcoran)

Notable Places Nearby[edit]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Hanford, CA (HNF)". Great American Stations. Amtrak. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-23.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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