Fairfield–Vacaville station

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Fairfield–Vacaville
Amtrak
Amtrak station
Train at Fairfield-Vacaville station facing west, November 2017.JPG
Capitol Corridor train at Fairfield-Vacaville in November 2017
Location 4921 Vanden Road, Fairfield, California
United States
Coordinates 38°17′04″N 121°58′11″W / 38.28455°N 121.9697°W / 38.28455; -121.9697Coordinates: 38°17′04″N 121°58′11″W / 38.28455°N 121.9697°W / 38.28455; -121.9697
Owned by City of Fairfield
Line(s) UP Martinez Subdivision[1]
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Bus transport FAST: 2[2]
Construction
Structure type At-grade
Parking Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code FFV
History
Opened November 13, 2017; 7 months ago (2017-11-13)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn

Fairfield–Vacaville station is a train station in Fairfield, Solano County, California, which provides rail access for the communities of Fairfield and Vacaville. The station is served by Amtrak California's Capitol Corridor rail line[3] as well as buses. Previously scheduled to be completed by August 2017 and incorporated into the Capitol Corridor schedule in October of that year,[4] final testing delayed opening until a later date,[5] the station began service on November 13, 2017.[6]

Construction[edit]

An environmental impact study was finalized in 2011. Ground was broken for construction on May 20, 2015.[7] and was given an estimated completition date of March 2017.[8] The entire projected was budgeted at $40 million, including parking, bus facilities, and the construction of an expanded overpass to carry Peabody Road over the railroad tracks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 13. 
  2. ^ FAST 2 Timetable PDF
  3. ^ "MTC Closes Funding Gap for New Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station". Metropolitan Transportation Commission. December 1, 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-12-07. Retrieved 2008-12-02. 
  4. ^ "Vacaville Train Station and Peabody Road Improvements". City of Fairfield Public Works. City of Fairfield. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  5. ^ "Fairfield / Vacaville Train Station and Peabody Road Improvements". City Of Fairfield. Retrieved 10 October 2017. 
  6. ^ "Coming Monday, November 13: New Schedule and Opening of Fairfield-Vacaville Station". Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority. 2 November 2017. Retrieved 3 November 2017. 
  7. ^ Fu, Kimberly F. (29 May 2015). "Ground is broken on Fairfield/Vacaville Train Station project". Digital First Media, the Reporter. Retrieved 10 February 2016. 
  8. ^ "Fairfield / Vacaville Train Station and Peabody Road Improvements". City of Fairfield. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Fairfield–Vacaville station at Wikimedia Commons