Petaluma–Downtown station

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Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit
SMART train station
Location 220 Lakeville Street
Petaluma, California
United States
Coordinates 38°14′15″N 122°38′06″W / 38.2374°N 122.6351°W / 38.2374; -122.6351Coordinates: 38°14′15″N 122°38′06″W / 38.2374°N 122.6351°W / 38.2374; -122.6351
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1 gauntlet track
Connections Sonoma County Transit[1]
Petaluma Transit
Parking 50 spaces
Bicycle facilities 13 racks
12 secure spaces[2]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code PET
Fare zone 3
Opened 1914 (NWP)
Closed ca. 1958
Rebuilt June 29, 2017 (2017-06-29) (SMART preview)[3]
August 25, 2017 (2017-08-25) (full service)
Previous names Petaluma
Original company Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Preceding station   Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit   Following station
  Former services  
Preceding station   Northwestern Pacific Railroad   Following station
toward Eureka
  Redwood[4]   Novato
toward San Rafael
toward Eureka
  San Francisco to Eureka[5]   Burdell
toward Sausalito Ferry Terminal

Petaluma–Downtown is a Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit station in Petaluma. It opened to preview service on June 29, 2017;[3][6] full commuter service commenced on August 25, 2017. A new platform an facilities were constructed adjacent to the historic Northwestern Pacific Railroad station building,[7] which opened in 1914.[8] It is the system's first station to open in the city, with the Petaluma–North station set to open in the second phase of construction.

Station facilities include parking for 50 vehicles and 25 bicycles.[2]


  1. ^ Moore, Derek (14 July 2017). "Sonoma County adds bus routes designed to serve SMART train users". The Press Democrat. Retrieved 19 July 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Brown, Matt (12 January 2017). "SMART to add parking at downtown Petaluma rail station". Argus Courier. Retrieved 4 February 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Prado, Mark (26 June 2017). "SMART offers free 'preview' service starting Thursday". Marin Independent Journal. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  4. ^ "Northwestern Pacific Railroad Timetable". Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network. Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  5. ^ "San Francisco, Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Healdsburg, Cloverdale, Ukiah, Willits, Longvale, Dos Rios, Island Mountain, Fort Seward and Eureka – Via Sausalito". Northwestern Pacific Railroad Network. Northwestern Pacific Railroad. Retrieved 1 June 2017. 
  6. ^ "SMART PREVIEW: TAKE A RIDE WITH US". SMART. SMART. Retrieved 29 June 2017. 
  7. ^ Brown, Matt (23 September 2014). "SMART platform designs generate little fanfare". Sonoma Media Investments. The Press Democrat. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Centennial event for historic train depot". Sonoma Media Investments. Petaluma Argus-Courier. 21 October 2014. Retrieved 10 June 2016. 

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