List of Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit stations

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Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit, or SMART, is a commuter rail service in California's Sonoma and Marin counties. The district operates ten stations in the initial operating segment (IOS) with five more to open after further construction. An additional station is being constructed by Novato in that city's downtown district and will be handed to SMART for operations.[1]

The main line was built primarily by the Northwestern Pacific Railroad and received regular service until 1958 when passenger trains were discontinued south of Willits. After the decline in railway traffic in the post-WWII years, the line was eventually closed to all rail activity. The right-of-way was acquired by a special-purpose district and reopened to freight movements in 2011[2] and passenger service on August 25, 2017.

SMART stations are sometimes located at historical depots, but do not utilize any pre-existing structures – high-floor platforms were built specifically for SMART service.


The historic depot at Santa Rosa–Railroad Square in 2010
Rohnert Park station
San Rafael Transit Center platforms in April 2018

Stations are listed north to south.

Station Service began Connections Municipality County Parking spaces
Sonoma County Airportdagger[3] August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)[b] Sonoma County Transit (plus Sonoma County Airport Shuttle)[4] Mark West Sonoma 50
Santa Rosa–Guerneville Road August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)[b] Santa Rosa CityBus
Sonoma County Transit[4]
Santa Rosa Sonoma 0
Santa Rosa–Railroad Square August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)[b] Santa Rosa Sonoma 0
Rohnert Park[5] August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)[a] Sonoma County Transit[4] Rohnert Park Sonoma n/a
Cotati August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)[a] Sonoma County Transit[4] Cotati Sonoma n/a
Petaluma–Downtown August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)[a] Sonoma County Transit[4]
Petaluma Transit
Petaluma Sonoma 50
Novato–San Marin / Atherton August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)[a] Golden Gate Transit
Marin Transit
Novato Marin 45
Novato–Hamilton August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)[a] Novato Marin 115
San Rafael–Marin Civic Center August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)[a] Marin Transit San Rafael Marin n/a
San Rafael–Downtowndagger August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25)[c] San Rafael Transit Center:
Golden Gate Transit
Marin Airporter
Marin Transit
Sonoma County Transit
Greyhound Bus Lines
San Rafael Marin 0
dagger Line termini

a Station opened to limited preview service on June 29, 2017.[6]
b Station opened to limited preview service on July 1, 2017.[7]
c Station opened to limited preview service on July 8, 2017.[8]

Future stations[edit]

The end of SMART's multi-use trail and southern terminus at the future Larkspur Landing station
Station Location Municipality County Status / Notes
Cloverdale Depotdagger Asti Rd. & Citrus Dr. Cloverdale Sonoma Planned by 2027[9]
eventual northern terminus of system
Free transfer via Sonoma County Transit[4]
Healdsburg Harmon St. Healdsburg Sonoma Planned
Free transfer via Sonoma County Transit[4]
Windsor Windsor Rd. & Windsor River Rd. Windsor Sonoma Funding[10]
Free transfer via Sonoma County Transit[4]
Petaluma–North Corona Rd. & N. McDowell Rd. Petaluma Sonoma Planned
Novato–Downtown Railroad Ave. & Grant Ave. Novato Marin 2019 (estimated)
Partially constructed, funding identified
Larkspur Landingdagger Larkspur Landing Cir. & Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Larkspur Marin 2019 (estimated)[11]
13 mile (0.5 km) walk from Larkspur Ferry Terminal
eventual southern terminus of system


General reference
  • "SMART Stations". Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit. 2017. Retrieved 2017-06-20. 
Inline references
  1. ^ Prado, Mark (8 April 2016). "SMART OKs rail stop in downtown Novato". Digital First Media. Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  2. ^ "SMART White Paper #14: Freight Trains and Passenger Trains, July, 2008" (pdf). Retrieved 2008-09-28. 
  3. ^ "MTC approves money to extend smart train line to Sonoma Co. airport and build passenger station". KTVU. December 18, 2013. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Moore, Derek (14 July 2017). "Sonoma County adds bus routes designed to serve SMART train users". The Press Democrat. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 
  5. ^ Eric Gneckow (February 15, 2012). "SMART OKs moving Rohnert Park station near State Farm site; Will be located at central city site vacated by State Farm". North Bay Business Journal. 
  6. ^ "SMART PREVIEW: TAKE A RIDE WITH US". SMART. SMART. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  7. ^ "SMART Public Preview Rides". SMART. SMART. Retrieved 6 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "SMART Public Preview Rides". SMART. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  9. ^ "2018 California State Rail Plan (Draft)" (PDF). CalTrans. Retrieved 7 November 2017. 
  10. ^ Moore, Derek (12 April 2016). "SMART seeking funding to extend rail line to Windsor". The Press Democrat. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  11. ^ "SMART TO BEGIN LARKSPUR EXTENSION CONSTRUCTION". SMART. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 22 June 2017.