Modesto station

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Modesto CA Amtrak Train Station.JPG
Location 1700 Held Drive
Modesto, CA 95355
United States
Coordinates 37°40′09″N 120°54′54″W / 37.6690288°N 120.9149256°W / 37.6690288; -120.9149256Coordinates: 37°40′09″N 120°54′54″W / 37.6690288°N 120.9149256°W / 37.6690288; -120.9149256
Owned by City of Modesto
Line(s) BNSF Stockton Subdivision[1]
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Structure type At-grade
Parking Free lot
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code MOD
Opened 1999
Passengers (2015) 121,389[2]Decrease 1.3%
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
San Joaquin
toward Bakersfield
toward Sacramento
Modesto is located in California
Location within California

Modesto station is a staffed Amtrak station in Modesto, California. It serves the on the San Joaquin line. Designed by Pacific Design Associates of Modesto and VBN Architects of Oakland, the $2.4 million depot was built on four acres of former dairy pastureland.[3] The station has one platform which serves a single track. A free unattended parking lot is available, as well as local bus service provided by Modesto Area Express.

Before November 1999, trains stopped instead in Riverbank, about 4 miles north.[4]

Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Modesto was the 27th-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 270 passengers daily.[5]


There is one bathroom with three vending machines. There is also a check-in desk and an automated check-in machine. Outside there is a side platform.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Main track  San Joaquin toward Oakland – Jack London Square (Stockton–San Joaquin Street)
 San Joaquin toward Sacramento (Stockton–Downtown)
 San Joaquin toward Bakersfield (Turlock/Denair)

Transit connections[edit]

Although none of the Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach services reach the station the town's local bus, Modesto Area Express route 25 serves the station.


  1. ^ BNSF Subdivision Map
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  3. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 13, 2013.
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06.  External link in |publisher= (help)

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