San Luis Obispo station

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San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo Amtrak station.jpg
Location1011 Railroad Avenue
San Luis Obispo, California 93401
Coordinates35°16′35″N 120°39′17″W / 35.27639°N 120.65472°W / 35.27639; -120.65472Coordinates: 35°16′35″N 120°39′17″W / 35.27639°N 120.65472°W / 35.27639; -120.65472
Owned byUnion Pacific Railroad
Operated byAmtrak
Line(s)Coast Line
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
ConnectionsThruway Motorcoach, Orange Belt Stages, SLO Transit Route 3B
Disabled accessYes
Architectural styleSpanish Colonial Revival architecture
Other information
Station codeSLO
Passengers (2013)115,028[1]Increase 6.1% (Amtrak)
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Paso Robles
toward Seattle
Coast Starlight Santa Barbara
Terminus Pacific Surfliner Grover Beach
San Luis Obispo is located in California
San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Location within California

San Luis Obispo station is a passenger rail station in the city of San Luis Obispo, California, United States. The station is fully staffed with ticketing and checked baggage services.[2] 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, which had opened in 1895. After the present depot opened, the former depot was then used for freight until it was shuttered in 1968. 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. 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.[3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Main tracks  Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Paso Robles)
 Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Santa Barbara)
 Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (Grover Beach)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2013 California Report" (PDF). Amtrak. Retrieved 9 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Train Web: San Luis Obispo".
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11. External link in |publisher= (help)

External links[edit]

Media related to San Luis Obispo (Amtrak station) at Wikimedia Commons