San Juan Capistrano Depot

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San Juan Capistrano Depot
Amtrak and Metrolink commuter rail station
SanJuanCapistrano Amtrak 20100926.jpg
San Juan Capistrano station platform and track in 2010
Location 26701 Verdugo Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Coordinates 33°30′08″N 117°39′51″W / 33.5023°N 117.6641°W / 33.5023; -117.6641Coordinates: 33°30′08″N 117°39′51″W / 33.5023°N 117.6641°W / 33.5023; -117.6641
Owned by City of San Juan Capistrano
Line(s) Amtrak Metrolink
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code SNC
Opened October 27, 1894
Rebuilt 1975
Passengers (2013) 242,722[1]Decrease 0.93% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Pacific Surfliner
(limited service)
Inland Empire–Orange County Line
toward Oceanside
Orange County Line
  Former services  
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
Surf Line
toward San Diego
Location of the San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station.
Location of the San Juan Capistrano Amtrak Station.
Location within Los Angeles

The San Juan Capistrano Depot is a train station in San Juan Capistrano, California, United States served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system, and Metrolink, a commuter railroad.


The San Juan Capistrano station was originally opened October 27, 1894 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.[2] It was one of the earliest examples of Mission Revival Style architecture in railway stations.[3] In 1966, the station was closed, two years ahead of the end of Santa Fe passenger service to the city.[4] Under the auspices of Amtrak, rail service was restored to the station in 1974, though a year later the depot was converted into a restaurant, with vintage rolling stock used to expand the space.[4] In 1995, the complex received a refurbishment, ending up with two restaurants, one located in the depot building, as well as Amtrak ticketing services and a waiting room, located in two boxcars.[4]


Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, San Juan Capistrano was the 18th-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 600 passengers daily.[5]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Main track  Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo (Irvine)
 Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (San Clemente Pier or Oceanside)
 Inland Empire–Orange County Line toward San Bernardino (Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo)
 Inland Empire–Orange County Line toward Oceanside (San Clemente)
 Orange County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo)
 Orange County Line toward Oceanside (San Clemente)


  1. ^ "2013 California Report" (PDF). Amtrak. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Duke 1995, p. 241
  3. ^ "Picture of plaque at station". TrainWeb. Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "San Juan Capistrano, CA (SNC)". Great American Stations (Amtrak). Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011. 
  5. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 


Depot images[edit]

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