Oceanside Transit Center

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Oceanside Transit Center
Amtrak, Metrolink, COASTER and SPRINTER station
Sprinter at Oceanside.jpg
Sprinter Light-Rail cars stop at Oceanside's Amtrak Station
Location 235 South Tremont Street
Oceanside, CA 92054
Coordinates 33°11′31″N 117°22′46″W / 33.19194°N 117.37944°W / 33.19194; -117.37944Coordinates: 33°11′31″N 117°22′46″W / 33.19194°N 117.37944°W / 33.19194; -117.37944
Owned by North County Transit District
Line(s) Amtrak Metrolink North County Transit District
Platforms 3 side platforms (Amtrak/Metrolink/COASTER)
1 island platform (SPRINTER)
Tracks 3 (Amtrak/Metrolink/COASTER)
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code OSD
Fare zone 1 (COASTER)
Opened 1984
Passengers (2015) 385,128[1]Decrease 6.7% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Pacific Surfliner
Pacific Surfliner
(limited service)
Inland Empire–Orange County Line Terminus
(Weekend-Only Stop)
Orange County Line
(Weekend-Only Stop)
North County Transit District
Terminus COASTER
toward San Diego
  Former services  
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
San Diegan
toward San Diego
Terminus Oceanside – Fallbrook
toward Fallbrook
Oceanside – Escondido
toward Escondido
Location of the Oceanside Amtrak Station.
Location of the Oceanside Amtrak Station.
Location within California

The Oceanside Transit Center, usually referred to as simply Oceanside, is a major railway interchange in Oceanside, California, serving both intercity and suburban/commuter services. The station is used by Amtrak on the route of its Pacific Surfliner service between San Diego and San Luis Obispo. It is also a stop for two different regional transit operators - Metrolink, the commuter rail operator for the Los Angeles area, has two of its services, the Metrolink Orange County Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line, that terminate at Oceanside, while the North County Transit District, the operator for most of the public transport in North San Diego County, has its COASTER and SPRINTER services also terminating at Oceanside.[2] Oceanside Transit Center is also served by Greyhound Lines, numerous BREEZE buses, and is also the terminal for RTA's Bus Route 202 to Temecula and Murrieta. Coaster and Metrolink trains going out of service will head to Stuart Mesa but due to the small facility, some Metrolink sets will be kept at the nearby Fallbrook Yard.

Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Oceanside was the fifteenth-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 800 passengers daily.[3]


Oceanside Transit Center was built in 1984, and serves as a replacement for a 1946-built Santa Fe Depot, which was torn down in 1988. The former station was itself a replacement for an 1886-built Santa Fe Depot.[4]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1-3[5][6]  Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo (San Clemente Pier or San Juan Capistrano)
 Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (Carlsbad Village or Solana Beach)
 Inland Empire–Orange County Line toward San Bernardino (San Clemente Pier or San Clemente)
 Orange County Line toward L.A. Union Station (San Clemente Pier or San Clemente)
 Coaster toward San Diego-Union Station (Carlsbad Village)
Sprinter platform  Sprinter toward Escondido Transit Center (Coast Highway)
 Sprinter toward Escondido Transit Center (Coast Highway)

Amtrak, Coaster, and Metrolink trains may stop on Platform 1 (closed for construction through Fall 2017[7]), Platform 2[5] or Platform 3.[6]

Future service[edit]

To enhance the regional transit service, this station will have major expansion including building a third track and platform in the middle of the existing tracks, extending all platforms, and adding a passenger walkway. Construction on the project began in 2016,[8] and the third platform opened in May 2017.[6]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Train Web: Oceanside". 
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  4. ^ Surviving Santa Fe Depots: Some Recent Losses
  5. ^ a b "Oceanside Schedule and Platform Assignments" (PDF). North County Transit District. October 7, 2013. Retrieved 2014-03-19. 
  6. ^ a b c "New Platform to Open and Station Construction Begins Tuesday, May 30 at Oceanside Transit Center". SANDAG. May 2017. Retrieved 2017-05-31. 
  7. ^ "Third railroad track completed in Oceanside". The San Diego Union-Tribune. 2017-06-09. Archived from the original on 2017-07-08. Retrieved 2017-09-02. 
  8. ^ "Oceanside Transit Center Platform Improvement Project". SANDAG. Retrieved 2017-09-02. 

External links[edit]

‹See Tfd›*Metrolink – Oceanside