San Carlos station
|Location||599 El Camino Real|
San Carlos, California
|Owned by||Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board|
|Platforms||2 side platform|
|Connections||SamTrans: ECR, KX, 260, 261, 295, 397, 398|
|Bicycle facilities||Lockers available|
|Fare zone||Fare Zone 2|
|Original company||Southern Pacific|
|2018||1,331 per weekday 0.2%|
Southern Pacific Depot
|Area||2.753 acres (1.114 ha)|
|Architectural style||Richardsonian Romanesque|
|NRHP reference No.||84001191 |
|Added to NRHP||September 20, 1984|
The station building was originally built by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1888. 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. 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 modern elevated station has two side platforms serving the two tracks of the Peninsula Subdivision.
- SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail Network Schematics" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 13.
- "2018 Annual Count Key Findings Report" (PDF). Caltrain. 2018.
- "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
- Offenbacher, Doug (15 September 2012). "Does the Depot Have a Twin?". Kenwood Press. Retrieved 21 December 2020.
- Mahany, Effie (1965). Through the Years in San Carlos. San Carlos: San Carlos Villagers.
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