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Davis station (California)

Davis, formerly known as Davisville, is a train station in Davis, California. The station is owned by the City, while the tracks are owned by the Union Pacific Railroad. The station is served by Amtrak California Zephyr, Capitol Corridor, and Coast Starlight trains.

Davis, CA
Passenger crowd at Davis station, November 2017.jpg
Passengers wait at Davis station in November 2017
Location840 Second Street
Davis, California
Coordinates38°32′37″N 121°44′12″W / 38.54361°N 121.73667°W / 38.54361; -121.73667Coordinates: 38°32′37″N 121°44′12″W / 38.54361°N 121.73667°W / 38.54361; -121.73667
Owned byCity of Davis
Line(s)UP Martinez Subdivision
CFNR West Valley Line[1]
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks2
Construction
ParkingYes
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeDAV
History
Opened1868
Rebuilt1914, 1986
Traffic
Passengers (2015)372,554[2]
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr
toward Chicago
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor
toward Auburn
toward Los Angeles
Coast Starlight
toward Seattle
Southern Pacific Railroad Station
Davis station, February 1984.jpg
Davis station in February 1984
Davis station (California) is located in California
Davis station (California)
Davis station (California) is located in the US
Davis station (California)
Area0.2 acres (0.08 ha)
Built1914
Built bySouthern Pacific Railroad
Architectural styleMission/Spanish Revival
NRHP reference #76000541[3]
Added to NRHPNovember 7, 1976

HistoryEdit

 
Amtrak Coast Starlight at Davis in August 1985

It was built by the California Pacific Railroad between August 24 and November 15, 1868, connecting Davis to Washington (now part of West Sacramento) to the east, Vallejo to the southwest, and Marysville to the northeast via a wye at Davis to Woodland, where the line separated to go northwest to Redding via Tehama and northeast to Marysville via a drawbridge at Knights Landing. In 1871 the Cal-P (as it later was called) was taken over by the Central Pacific Railroad; a fire later burned down the 19th century-style station. In 1914 the Central Pacific built a second depot, which was remodeled in 1986. The depot was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 3.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  4. ^ Yolo County Listings on the National Register of Historic Places (Building #76000541)

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