Salinas station

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Salinas Station - November 2015.jpg
The Salinas station with a Coast Starlight train in the station in November 2015.
Location 11 Station Place @ Railroad Avenue
Salinas, California 93901
Coordinates 36°40′45″N 121°39′24″W / 36.6792°N 121.6567°W / 36.6792; -121.6567Coordinates: 36°40′45″N 121°39′24″W / 36.6792°N 121.6567°W / 36.6792; -121.6567
Owned by City of Salinas Redevelopment Agency
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections Greyhound, Monterey Salinas Transit
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code SNS
Opened 1942
Passengers (2013) 21,941[1]Increase 10.4% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Seattle
Coast Starlight
toward Los Angeles
  Future service  
Preceding station   Caltrain logo.svg Caltrain   Following station
Limited-stop service
Peak hours only
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Auburn
Capitol Corridor Terminus
Location of the Salinas Amtrak Station.
Location of the Salinas Amtrak Station.
Location within California

Salinas is a passenger rail station in Salinas, California, United States. The depot, constructed in 1941 by the Southern Pacific Railroad, exhibits a pared down Spanish Revival style as influenced by the then-popular Art Deco movement. Spanish Revival elements include the red tile roof and stuccoed walls, while the Art Deco influence is visible in the rectilinear composition and clean lines.[2]

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Salinas was the 51st-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 54 passengers daily.[3]

Greyhound moved its Salinas station here in 2015.[4]

The Transportation Agency for Monterey County has plans for expanding Caltrain commuter rail service to the station,[5] with long term plans to extend Amtrak California's Capitol Corridor as well.[6][7]

This station is located in Monterey County.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

East track  Bypass/Freight track No passenger service
West track  Coast Starlight toward Seattle (San Jose)
 Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Paso Robles)


  1. ^ "2013 California Report" (PDF). Amtrak. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 19, 2013.
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "Greyhound Relocates in Salinas, Calif". Retrieved 2015-05-19. 
  5. ^ Johnson, Jim (9 May 2018). "Salinas commuter rail extension project gets $10 million SB 1 gas tax grant". Monterey Herald. Retrieved 11 May 2018. 
  6. ^ "Salinas Rail Extension". TAMC. Retrieved 2016-06-24. 
  7. ^ "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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