Gilroy station

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Commuter rail
Gilroy Station 2020 03.JPG
The station building at Gilroy.
Location 7150 Monterey Street
Gilroy, California, 95020
Coordinates 37°00′15″N 121°34′00″W / 37.00417°N 121.56667°W / 37.00417; -121.56667Coordinates: 37°00′15″N 121°34′00″W / 37.00417°N 121.56667°W / 37.00417; -121.56667
Owned by Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board
Line(s) Caltrain
  Limited-stop service
  Local service
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Parking Available
Bicycle facilities Lockers available
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Fare zone Fare zone 6
Passengers (2017) 173 per weekday[1]Decrease 2.9%
Preceding station   Caltrain logo.svg Caltrain   Following station
Limited-stop service
Peak hours only
Local service
Peak hours only
  Future services  
California High-Speed Rail
San Jose
toward San Francisco
  Phase I
(under construction)
toward Anaheim

Gilroy is a Caltrain station located in Gilroy, California. It is the southernmost terminus on the Caltrain line, and is only served during commute hours on weekdays, it is located in Fare Zone 6. Gilroy is a former Southern Pacific Railroad depot that was adopted by the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board.[2] Amtrak's Coast Starlight passes through Gilroy between Salinas and San Jose Diridon, but does not stop.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Mainline track  Coast Starlight No stops
Caltrain  Local service toward San Francisco, peak hours only (San Martin)
 Limited-stop service toward San Francisco, peak hours only (San Martin)

Garlic train[edit]

Once every year, Caltrain operated a special limited-stop train from San Francisco to Gilroy that operated during the weekend of the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Christmas Hill Park. Shuttle buses would take passengers from the Caltrain station to the festival, this service was suspended when Caltrain began their CTX project in 2002, temporarily suspending all weekend train service on the route to upgrade tracks between San Francisco and San Jose stations for Baby Bullet service. When weekend service resumed in 2004, Caltrain opted to end the annual Garlic Train, the Golden Gate Railroad Museum chartered weekend trains to Gilroy during the festival for a few years, but those charters were later discontinued.[3] Caltrain announced that the "Garlic Train" would resume service for the 2013 Garlic Festival.[4]

California High Speed Rail[edit]

The Gilroy Rail Station is one of two sites that California High Speed Rail is considering for its Gilroy stop, with the other site on lands immediately east of Gilroy Premium Outlets.[5]

Run through[edit]

Gilroy station will be modified to allow run-through trains in order to provide extended service to Salinas station.[6]


  1. ^ Caltrain. "2017 Annual Count Key Findings Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2018-01-29. 
  2. ^ Existing Railroad Stations in Santa Clara County, California
  3. ^ Cohen, Gail. "How to Prepare for the Gilroy Garlic Festival". USA Today. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  4. ^ "Garlic Train to roll to @gilroygarlicfes July 27 & 28. #yum". Official Caltrain news Twitter feed. Caltrain. Retrieved 7 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Press Release (July 23, 2014) "California High-Speed Rail Authority Awards Station-Area Planning Funds to the City of Gilroy" California High-Speed Rail Authority
  6. ^ "TAMC Selects LAN as Part of Construction Management Team for Salinas Rail Extension". Mass Transit. 3 January 2018. Retrieved 2 February 2018. 

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