San Luis Obispo station
|Location||1011 Railroad Avenue
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
|Owned by||Union Pacific Railroad|
|Platforms||1 side platform, 1 island platform|
|Connections||Thruway Motorcoach, Orange Belt Stages, SLO Transit Route 5|
|Architectural style||Spanish Colonial Revival architecture|
|Passengers (2013)||115,028 6.1% (Amtrak)|
San Luis Obispo is a passenger rail station in the city of San Luis Obispo, California. The station is fully staffed with ticketing and checked baggage services. The present Spanish Colonial Revival architecture style depot was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad and completed in 1942. It replaced the original SP depot, located just south of the current one, that had opened in 1895. When the present depot was opened, the former depot was utilized as a freight depot until 1968, when it was shuttered. It was demolished to make room for a parking lot in 1971.
The station is the northern terminus of Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego and it also serves the Coast Starlight from Seattle, Washington to Los Angeles, California. Four Pacific Surfliner trains and two Coast Starlight trains (one in each direction) serve the station daily.
Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, San Luis Obispo was the 27th-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 297 passengers daily.
Platforms and tracks
|Main tracks||■ Coast Starlight||toward Seattle (Paso Robles)|
|■ Coast Starlight||toward Los Angeles (Santa Barbara)|
|■ Pacific Surfliner||toward San Diego-Union Station (Grover Beach)|
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