San Juan Capistrano Depot
|Amtrak and Metrolink commuter rail station|
San Juan Capistrano station platform and track in 2010
|Location||26701 Verdugo Street
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
|Owned by||City of San Juan Capistrano|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Opened||October 27, 1894|
|Passengers (2013)||242,722 0.93% (Amtrak)|
The San Juan Capistrano station was originally opened October 27, 1894 by the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. It was one of the earliest examples of Mission Revival Style architecture in railway stations. In 1966, the station was closed, two years ahead of the end of Santa Fe passenger service to the city. 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. 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.
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.
Platforms and tracks
|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)|
- "2013 California Report" (PDF). Amtrak. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
- Duke 1995, p. 241
- "Picture of plaque at station". TrainWeb. Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
- "San Juan Capistrano, CA (SNC)". Great American Stations (Amtrak). Archived from the original on 28 February 2011. Retrieved 28 February 2011.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
- Duke, Donald (1995). Santa Fe...The Railroad Gateway to the American West 1. San Marino, CA: Golden West Books. ISBN 0-8709-5110-6. OCLC 32745686.
Postcard of the original Santa Fe depot in San Juan Capistrano taken in 1894.
- Media related to San Juan Capistrano (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak – Stations – San Juan Capistrano, CA
- Metrolink – San Juan Capistrano
- San Juan Capistrano Amtrak-Metrolink Station(USA RailGuide -- TrainWeb)
- San Juan Capistrano (SNC)--Great American Stations (Amtrak)
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