San Carlos station

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San Carlos
Northbound train at San Carlos station, November 2018.JPG
A northbound train at San Carlos station in 2018
General information
Location599 El Camino Real
San Carlos, California
Coordinates37°30′29″N 122°15′37″W / 37.50806°N 122.26028°W / 37.50806; -122.26028Coordinates: 37°30′29″N 122°15′37″W / 37.50806°N 122.26028°W / 37.50806; -122.26028
Owned byPeninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Line(s)Peninsula Subdivision[1]
Platforms2 side platform
ConnectionsBus transport SamTrans: ECR, KX, 260, 261, 295, 397, 398
Bus transport San Mateo County Transit District Shuttles: Electronic Arts, Oracle
Bicycle facilities24 racks, lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Fare zone2
Original companySouthern Pacific
20181,331 per weekday[2]Decrease 0.2%
Preceding station Caltrain roundel.svg Caltrain Following station
Belmont Local (L1) Redwood City
Weekend Local (L2)
San Mateo Limited (L4) Redwood City
     Limited (L3) does not stop here
     Limited (L5) does not stop here
     Baby Bullet (B7) does not stop here
Former services
Preceding station Southern Pacific Railroad Following station
Burlingame Del Monte
Until 1971
toward Monterey
Southern Pacific Depot
Southern Pacific Depot, 559 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 9-5-2011 4-46-24 PM.JPG
San Carlos station building in 2011
Area2.753 acres (1.114 ha)
Architectural styleRichardsonian Romanesque
NRHP reference No.84001191 [3]
Added to NRHPSeptember 20, 1984

San Carlos is a Caltrain commuter rail station in San Carlos, California.


The station building was originally built by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1888.[4] For its early history, the Depot was the only public building in San Carlos and functioned as the town's first community church, library, and post office.[5] The structure was retired from railway use in 1967, but Del Monte and Peninsula Commute trains continued to stop at the station's platforms.

The building was subsequently occupied by the San Carlos Chamber of Commerce and a real estate company. The building was vacant when it was acquired by the California Department of Transportation. In early 1984 a restaurant opened in the depot. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 20, 1984, as Southern Pacific Depot.


The Richardsonian Romanesque style station building was constructed of Almaden sandstone.[4]

The modern elevated station has two side platforms serving the two tracks of the Peninsula Subdivision.


  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail Network Schematics" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 13.
  2. ^ "2018 Annual Count Key Findings Report" (PDF). Caltrain. 2018.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  4. ^ a b Offenbacher, Doug (15 September 2012). "Does the Depot Have a Twin?". Kenwood Press. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
  5. ^ Mahany, Effie (1965). Through the Years in San Carlos. San Carlos: San Carlos Villagers.

External links[edit]

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