Robert J. Cabral Station

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Robert J. Cabral Station
Stockton, CA – Downtown
Cabral Station 4.JPG
Front entrance of the Robert J. Cabral Station
Location949 East Channel Street
Stockton, CA 95202
United States
Coordinates37°57′25″N 121°16′44″W / 37.95694°N 121.27889°W / 37.95694; -121.27889Coordinates: 37°57′25″N 121°16′44″W / 37.95694°N 121.27889°W / 37.95694; -121.27889
Owned byCity of Stockton
Line(s)Union Pacific
Platforms1 side platform
ConnectionsAmtrak Thruway Bus
San Joaquin RTD
Parking50 short term spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeSKT
Passengers (2017)32,266[1]Decrease 14.9% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   Altamont Corridor Express   Following station
toward San Jose
BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak
toward Sacramento
San Joaquin
toward Bakersfield
Robert J. Cabral Station Stockton, CA – Downtown is located in California
Robert J. Cabral Station Stockton, CA – Downtown
Robert J. Cabral Station
Stockton, CA – Downtown
Location within California

Robert J. Cabral Station, otherwise known as the Stockton – Downtown Station or Stockton ACE Station, is a railway station in Stockton, California. The historic station building was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad and was named in 2003 after the late Robert J. Cabral, a San Joaquin County supervisor instrumental in the creation of the Altamont Corridor Express (ACE), originally Altamont Commuter Express.[2]

The overall design of the station is based on Italian Renaissance and Spanish Revival prototypes. It follows the classical Palladian five-part plan in which there is a center block connected to two end wings by hyphens.[3] The brick building includes extensive terracotta detailing, such as stylized rope around the large arched windows and a wide frieze that runs around the structure.[3]

Abandoned in the early 1980s, the depot fell into disrepair. In 2001, the San Joaquin Regional Rail Commission (SJRRC), which provides ACE, purchased the old depot for $236,000. Within a year, plans were drawn up for a full $6.5 million restoration that was completed in 2003. The majority of the funds came through “Measure K,” a local voter-approved ½ cent sales tax dedicated to transportation improvement projects.[3]

The station is the terminus for the ACE train line to San Jose Diridon Station and is also served by Amtrak trains between Sacramento and Bakersfield. Amtrak trains between Oakland and Bakersfield do not pass this station (SKT) and instead use the Stockton - San Joaquin Street Station (SKN). The station exterior was updated in early 2010 with improvements to the parking lot and landscaping, including added handicapped parking.

In FY2010 Robert J. Cabral Station was the 40th-busiest of Amtrak's 73 California stations, boarding or detraining an average of about 95 passengers daily.[4]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

The station has one side platform.

1  ACE toward San Jose (Lathrop/Manteca)
 San Joaquin toward Sacramento (Lodi)
 San Joaquin toward Bakersfield (Modesto)
2-3  Freight lines No passenger service

Transit connections[edit]

A dozen San Joaquin Regional Transit District feeder and commuter bus lines stop at or near the station.

Amtrak Thruway Bus line 6 to San Jose makes 6 daily trips each way and line 34 makes two daily trips, both stop at the Dublin/Pleasanton BART station.[5][6]


  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet FY2017, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  2. ^ "The Changing Face of Downtown". Downtown Stockton Alliance. Archived from the original on May 17, 2008. Retrieved 2008-04-22.
  3. ^ a b c "Stockton - Cabral Station, CA (SKT)". Great American Stations. Amtrak. Retrieved December 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
  5. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 6 Archived 2011-09-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Amtrak Thruway Bus Route 34 Archived 2011-06-29 at the Wayback Machine.

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