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Southern Pacific Railroad Depot (Modesto, California)

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The Modesto Transportation Center is a bus terminal and former train station located in downtown Modesto, California.

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Modesto Transportation Center in 2012
Location9th Street at J Street, Modesto, California
Coordinates37°38′22″N 121°0′6.5″W / 37.63944°N 121.001806°W / 37.63944; -121.001806Coordinates: 37°38′22″N 121°0′6.5″W / 37.63944°N 121.001806°W / 37.63944; -121.001806
Owned byCity of Modesto
Line(s)UPRR Fresno Subdivision
Platforms1 (planned)
Tracks2 (planned)
ConnectionsBus transport Modesto Area Express
Bus transport Stanislaus Regional Transit
Bus transport Greyhound Lines
Architectural styleMission Revival
Opened1915 (Southern Pacific)
Closed1 May 1971 (1971-05-01) (Southern Pacific)
2023 (2023) (ACE)


The Central Pacific Railroad as built through Modesto in 1870, and was taken over by the Southern Pacific in 1884. In 1915, the Southern Pacific Railroad built a new Mission Revival station. It was used until 1971, when Amtrak took over intercity passenger service.[1] When Amtak restored service to Modesto with the San Joaquin in 1974, the former Santa Fe station in Riverbank was used instead. (It was replaced with the modern Modesto station in 1999).[1]

The depot was restored in 1993 as a bus terminal. Rail service is expected to be restored in 2023 with the Altamont Corridor Express extension to Ceres.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Modesto, CA (MOD)". Great American Stations. Amtrak.
  2. ^ "Final Environmental Impact Report: Appendix C-8 - Prelim Engineering Plans" (PDF). SJRRC. Retrieved 11 June 2019.

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