Windsor station (California)

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Windsor Depot
Bus station
Windsor Depot, c. 1900
Location Windsor, California
Coordinates 38°32′52″N 122°49′02″W / 38.5477°N 122.8171°W / 38.5477; -122.8171Coordinates: 38°32′52″N 122°49′02″W / 38.5477°N 122.8171°W / 38.5477; -122.8171
Train operators Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit (future)
Bus operators

Sonoma County Transit[1]

Mendocino Transit Authority
Construction
Structure type At grade
History
Opened early 1900s
Closed c. 1958
Rebuilt 2008[2]
Original company Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Services
Preceding station   Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit   Following station
  Future service  
TerminusFuture
Future
  Former services  
Preceding station   Northwestern Pacific Railroad   Following station
Mark West
toward Eureka
  San Francisco to Eureka[3]   Grant
toward San Rafael

Windsor is a train station in Windsor, California built by Northwestern Pacific Railroad in the early 1900s.[citation needed] Currently the station is served by buses of Sonoma County Transit, Mendocino Transit Authority, and service to Sonoma County Airport station is provided by Sonoma County Transit under contract by SMART.[1]

History[edit]

The station last served train passengers on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad in the late 1950s.[2]

In 2008, the station building was rebuilt by the city for $1.4 million as an intermodal station in anticipation of serving passengers on the then-proposed Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) commuter rail line.[2] Service to Windsor Station was not included in the first phase of SMART,[4] which began service as far north as the station near Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport in 2017.

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit authority is planning to extend service to Windsor station and north to the Healdsburg station and Cloverdale Depot as part of a further phase of construction.[5] As of April 2017, full funding had not been secured to extend SMART north of Sonoma County Airport station.[5] Pending passage of Regional Measure 3, this station may open for service in 2021.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 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 c Fimrite, Peter (18 April 2008). "Windsor rebuilds depot sans train". Hears Communications. San Francisco Gate. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ Moore, Derek (12 April 2016). "SMART seeking funding to extend rail line to Windsor". Sonoma Media Investments. The Press Democrat. Retrieved 15 June 2016. 
  5. ^ a b MOORE, DEREK (7 April 2017). "Sonoma County roads, bridges, public transit among uses for new California road tax". Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Retrieved 27 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Bailey, Heather (9 May 2018). "SMART coming to Windsor, pending ballot measure". Healdsburg Tribune. Retrieved 29 May 2018. 

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