List of Amtrak stations in California

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In most U.S. states, intercity passenger train service is provided solely by Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation), with no assistance of any sort from state or local governments. This level of service usually includes only a few long distance trains such as the Coast Starlight or California Zephyr, with perhaps a small number of shorter distance trains operating within the state. This was the situation in California prior to 1976. Since 1976, California has been one of several states which assists Amtrak in order to provide more service than the basic system.

Through Caltrans, the state government of California provides capital grants and support for station and track improvements (including signaling), locomotives and cars, connecting Amtrak bus service, and operating assistance for three corridors: the Pacific Surfliner, the San Joaquins and the Capitol Corridor.

Stations[edit]

This is the list of 76 active Amtrak stations in California as well as those in advanced stages of planning and construction. This list does not include stations that are served only by Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach and not Amtrak trains.

TABLE KEY
Current Amtrak Train Stations
Also Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach stops
Future Amtrak station and/or stops
(planned, under construction, not yet open, etc.)
Stations and/or stops that are shared with commuter rail systems (ACE,
Caltrain, Coaster, and/or Metrolink)
Station/stop
Name
City Code Train
Name(s)
Annual
Ridership
(2017)[1]
Station
Owner(s)
Notes
Anaheim Anaheim ANA Pacific Surfliner
Orange County Line
287,415 City of Anaheim
Antioch–Pittsburg Antioch ACA San Joaquin 38,108 City of Antioch
Auburn Auburn ARN Capitol Corridor 13,352 Union Pacific Railroad
Bakersfield Bakersfield BFD San Joaquin 482,276 City of Bakersfield
Barstow Barstow BAR Southwest Chief 3,509 BNSF Railway/
City of Barstow
Site of former Casa del Desierto, a former Harvey House on the National Register of Historic Places; also serves Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach as well as the Western America Railroad Museum and Route 66 "Mother Road" Museum.
Berkeley Berkeley BKY Capitol Corridor 156,226 Union Pacific Railroad
Burbank–Bob Hope Airport Burbank BUR Coast Starlight
Pacific Surfliner
Ventura County Line
73,814 Caltrans Also serves Hollywood Burbank Airport and Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Camarillo Camarillo CML Pacific Surfliner
Ventura County Line
54,582 Union Pacific Railroad/
City of Camarillo
Carlsbad Village Carlsbad CBV Pacific Surfliner
Coaster
14,522 North County Transit District Limited Amtrak service since 2013
Carpinteria Carpinteria CPN Pacific Surfliner 32,701 City of Carpenteria/
Union Pacific Railroad
Castroville Castroville Capitol Corridor [2]
Chatsworth Chatsworth CWT Pacific Surfliner
Ventura County Line
72,278 Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Chico Chico CIC Coast Starlight 12,154 City of Chico
Colfax Colfax COX California Zephyr 7,035
Allensworth State Park Allensworth, or
Earlimart
CNL San Joaquin N/A[Note 1] Platform only (no shelter); conditional flag stop that requires preapproval and reservations several weeks in advance for groups of not less than 20 persons,[3][4] accordingly this station is not included on Amtrak's list of (active) stations[5]
Corcoran Corcoran COC San Joaquin 28,440 City of Corcoran Replica of former 1907-built Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot demolished in 1998. Rebuilt in 1999.
Davis Davis DAV California Zephyr
Capitol Corridor
Coast Starlight
375,626 City of Davis National Register of Historic Places
Denair Denair TRK San Joaquin 29,924 BNSF Railway Open shelters; located in Denair, but also meant to serve Turlock.
Dunsmuir Dunsmuir DUN Coast Starlight 5,330 Union Pacific Railroad
Elk Grove Elk Grove San Joaquin
ACE
Opening 2020[6]
Emeryville Emeryville EMY California Zephyr
Capitol Corridor
Coast Starlight
San Joaquin
581,138 City of Emeryville
Fairfield-Vacaville Fairfield FFV Capitol Corridor City of Fairfield
Fremont Fremont FMT Capitol Corridor
ACE
41,751 City of Fremont
Fresno Fresno FNO San Joaquin 374,479 City of Fresno Listed on the National Register of Historic Places; as Santa Fe Passenger Depot; Thruway Motorcoach stop
Fullerton Fullerton FUL Pacific Surfliner
Southwest Chief
91 and Orange County Lines
399,695 BNSF and City of Fullerton Former AT&SF and UP stations on NRHP
Gilroy Gilroy Capitol Corridor
Caltrain
[2]
Glendale Glendale GDL Pacific Surfliner
Antelope Valley and Ventura County Lines
55,032 City of Glendale Former SP station on the National Register of Historic Places
Goleta Goleta GTA Pacific Surfliner 78,365
Grover Beach Grover Beach GVB Pacific Surfliner 18,879 Union Pacific Railroad
Guadalupe Guadalupe GUA Pacific Surfliner 12,430 Union Pacific Railroad
Hanford Hanford HNF San Joaquin 196,702 BNSF One of the few remaining San Francisco and San Joaquin Valley Railway depots in existence.
Hayward Hayward HAY Capitol Corridor 50,361 City of Hayward
Hercules Hercules HRC Capitol Corridor &
San Joaquin
City of Hercules/
WETA, CCJPA and WestCat
Proposed tol include ferry and bus terminal.\
Irvine Irvine IRV Pacific Surfliner
IEOC and Orange County Lines
440,986 City of Irvine
Lodi Lodi LOD San Joaquin 7,978 City of Lodi
Union Pacific Railroad
Los Angeles Los Angeles LAX Coast Starlight
Southwest Chief
Sunset Limited
Texas Eagle
Pacific Surfliner
91, Orange County,
Riverside, San Bernardino,
Antelope Valley, and Ventura County Metrolink lines
1,716,392 LACMTA Union Station listed on the National Register of Historic Places; also includes Red and Purple Line subways, Gold Line light rail, Silver Line BRT, and Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach.
Madera Madera MDR San Joaquin 27,751 County of Madera 2010 replacement for former Storey AT&SF Depot
Martinez Martinez MTZ California Zephyr
Capitol Corridor
Coast Starlight
San Joaquin
347,095 City of Martinez
Merced Merced MCD San Joaquin 126,148 State of California
Modesto Modesto MOD San Joaquin 115,672 City of Modesto
Moorpark Moorpark MPK Pacific Surfliner
Ventura County Line
21,881 City of Moorpark
Morgan Hill Morgan Hill Capitol Corridor
Caltrain
[2]
Natomas/Airport Sacramento San Joaquin
ACE
Opening 2020[6]
Needles Needles NDL Southwest Chief 9,176 BNSF Railway Site of former El Garces Hotel, a former Harvey House on the National Register of Historic Places
Oakland Coliseum Oakland OAC Capitol Corridor 77,057 Amtrak/BART Also connected to Bay Area Rapid Transit: Richmond–Fremont line, Fremont–Daly City line, Dublin/Pleasanton–Daly City line, and Coliseum–Oakland International Airport line (AGT).
Oakland – Jack London Square Oakland OKJ Capitol Corridor
San Joaquin
371,257 Port of Oakland
Oakley Oakley San Joaquin
Oceanside Oceanside OSD Pacific Surfliner
IEOC
Orange County Line
Coaster
394,122 North County Transit District Replacement for former AT&SF depot; also includes Sprinter light rail.
Ontario Ontario ONA Sunset Limited
Texas Eagle
4,575 City of Ontario/Union Pacific Railroad
Oxnard Oxnard OXN Coast Starlight
Pacific Surfliner
Ventura County Line
94,000 City of Oxnard
Pajaro–Watsonville Capitol Corridor [2]
Palm Springs Palm Springs PSN Sunset Limited
Texas Eagle
3,142 City of Palm Springs
Paso Robles Paso Robles PRB Coast Starlight 11,377 City of Paso Robles
Pomona Pomona POS Sunset Limited
Texas Eagle
Riverside Line
1,601 City of Pomona Named Downtown Pomona station by Metrolink
Redding Redding RDD Coast Starlight 10,475 Union Pacific Railroad Uses former Southern Pacific Railway depot
Richmond Richmond RIC California Zephyr
Capitol Corridor
San Joaquin
292,453 BART 1973-built BART station for Richmond–Daly City/Millbrae and Richmond–Fremont lines; used by Amtrak since 1978.
Riverside Riverside RIV Southwest Chief
91, IEOC, and
Riverside Lines
12,029 RCTA
BNSF Railway
Named Riverside-Downtown Station by Metrolink.
Rocklin Rocklin RLN Capitol Corridor 15,926 Union Pacific Railroad/
City of Rocklin
Roseville Roseville RSV California Zephyr
Capitol Corridor
38,638 City of Roseville
Union Pacific Railroad
Sacramento Sacramento SAC California Zephyr
Capitol Corridor
Coast Starlight
San Joaquin
1,073,584 City of Sacramento Officially named Sacramento Valley Rail Station; also serves Sacramento Light Rail's Gold Line and Thruway Motorcoach; listed on NRHP
Sacramento City College Sacramento San Joaquin
ACE
Opening 2020[6]; also serves Sacramento Light Rail's Blue Line
Sacramento Midtown Sacramento San Joaquin
ACE
Opening 2020[6]
Sacramento (Old North) Sacramento San Joaquin
ACE
Opening 2020[6]
Salinas Salinas SNS Coast Starlight 20,564 City of Salinas Redevelopment Agency
San Bernardino San Bernardino SNB Southwest Chief
IEOC, and
San Bernardino Lines
12,035 San Bernardino Associated Governments Former AT&SF Harvey House added later; also served Amtrak's Desert Wind until 1997; also serves Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach buses to Hemet and Indio. Listed on NRHP as Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Passenger and Freight Depot.
San Clemente San Clemente SNP Pacific Surfliner
IEOC, and
Orange County Lines
14,926 City of San Clemente/
OCTA
Named San Clemente Pier station, by Metrolink to distinguish from their own San Clemente station; limited Amtrak service, and weekend-only Metrolink service.
San Diego – Old Town San Diego OLT Pacific Surfliner
Coaster
300,245 NCTD Also includes San Diego Trolley Green Line
San Diego Santa Fe Depot San Diego SAN Pacific Surfliner
Coaster
777,961 Catellus Development Corporation Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as Santa Fe Depot; also includes San Diego Trolley Green and Orange Lines (and Blue Line service just across the street).
San Jose San Jose SJC Coast Starlight
Capitol Corridor
Caltrain, and ACE
223,028 PCJPB Commonly known as Diridon Station; also serves SCVTA Light Rail's Mountain View–Winchester line, Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach and California Shuttle Buses. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as Southern Pacific Depot.
San Juan Capistrano San Juan Capistrano SNC Pacific Surfliner
IEOC, and
Orange County Lines
229,153 City of San Juan Capistrano and
OCTA
Former AT&SF Depot built in 1894. Not listed on the National Register of Historic Places
San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo SLO Coast Starlight
Pacific Surfliner
105,156 Union Pacific Railroad
Santa Ana Santa Ana SNA Pacific Surfliner
IEOC, and
Orange County Lines
194,581 OCTA
Santa Barbara Santa Barbara SBA Coast Starlight
Pacific Surfliner
341,899 Redevelopment Agency of the City of Santa Barbara Listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Southern Pacific Train Depot
Santa Clara – Great America Santa Clara GAC Capitol Corridor
ACE
167,475 City of Santa Clara,
Union Pacific Railroad
Santa Clara – University Santa Clara SCC Capitol Corridor
ACE and Caltrain
45,135 PCJPB, South Bay Historical Railroad Society Former San Francisco and San Jose Railroad depot listed on NRHP as "Santa Clara Depot". Serves ACE, Caltrain, and only Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach until 2012.[clarification needed]
Simi Valley Simi Valley SIM Coast Starlight
Pacific Surfliner
Ventura County Line
52,064 City of Simi Valley
Solana Beach Solana Beach SOL Pacific Surfliner
Coaster
387,956 Amtrak
San Diego–Sorrento Valley San Diego SRB Pacific Surfliner
Coaster
27,335 NCTD Limited Amtrak service since 2013
Stockton–Downtown Stockton SKT San Joaquin
ACE
32,266 City of Stockton Former Southern Pacific Railroad terminal; southern terminal of ACE; also serves Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach.
Stockton-San Joaquin Street Stockton SKN San Joaquin 297,699 BNSF Railway Former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Depot
Suisun–Fairfield Suisun SUI Capitol Corridor 164,709 City of Suisun/
Union Pacific Railroad
Former Southern Pacific Railway Depot
Lompoc–Surf Surf LPC Pacific Surfliner 7,823 Union Pacific Railroad
Tamien San Jose Capitol Corridor
Caltrain
[2] also serves SCVTA Light Rail's Alum Rock–Santa Teresa line
Truckee Truckee TRU California Zephyr 14,879 Town of Truckee/
Union Pacific Railroad
Former Southern Pacific Railroad station; also served by Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Van Nuys Van Nuys
(Los Angeles)
VNC Coast Starlight
Pacific Surfliner
Ventura County Line
82,417 State of California
Ventura Ventura VEC Pacific Surfliner 67,522 City of Ventura
Victorville Victorville VCV Southwest Chief 6,292 BNSF Railway, Victorville Redevelopment Agency Also serves Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Wasco Wasco WAC San Joaquin 41,828 City of Wasco

Former[edit]

Station/stop Name City Discontinued Train
Name(s)
Notes
Alhambra Alhambra 1975 Sunset Limited
Carlsbad Poinsettia Carlsbad 2017 Pacific Surfliner Still served by Coaster
Del Mar Del Mar 1994 Pacific Surfliner Replaced by Solana Beach station
Encinitas Encinitas 2017 Pacific Surfliner Still served by Coaster
Gerber Gerber 1972 Pacific Surfliner
Indio Indio 1998 Sunset Limited
Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Laguna Niguel c. 2010 Pacific Surfliner Still served by Metrolink
Marysville Marysville 1999 Coast Starlight
Oakland-16th Street Oakland 1994 California Zephyr
Capitols
Coast Starlight
San Joaquin
Replaced by Oakland – Jack London Square station
Orange Orange 2013 Pacific Surfliner Still served by Metrolink
Orland Orland 1982 Coast Starlight
Pasadena Pasadena 1994 Southwest Chief Rebuilt as Los Angeles Metro light rail station in 2003
Pomona Pomona 1994 Southwest Chief Still served by Metrolink
Riverbank Riverbank 1999 San Joaquin Replaced by Modesto station, destroyed by fire in 2005[7]
Storey Storey 2010 San Joaquin Replaced by Madera station

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Amtrak only lists "N/A" for ridership data for the Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park station, possibly because it is not a regular stop

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2017 – State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e "TAMC Selects LAN as Part of Construction Management Team for Salinas Rail Extension". Mass Transit. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018.
  3. ^ "Colonel Allensworth SHP". www.parks.ca.gov. California Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 2013-09-13. With a group of 20 or more (you will need a [sic] exact head count for preapproval), and several weeks ahead of time, Amtrak can stop at Allensworth and let you off right at the park.
  4. ^ "ALLENSWORTH State Historic Park CALIFORNIA (CNL)". trainweb.org. TrainWeb, LLC. Retrieved 2013-09-13.
  5. ^ "Amtrak Station Codes: CA". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 2013-09-13.
  6. ^ a b c d e Holland, John (27 April 2018). "Expanded train service coming to Modesto, Merced; what it means for commuters". Modesto Bee. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  7. ^ Riverbank Amtrak Station (USA RailGuide -- TrainWeb)

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