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Davis, CA
Passenger crowd at Davis station, November 2017.jpg
Passengers wait at Davis station in November 2017
Location 840 Second Street
Davis, California
Coordinates 38°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 by City of Davis
Line(s) UP Martinez Subdivision
CFNR West Valley Line
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections Bus transport Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach to Stockton–Downtown and Redding
Construction
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code DAV
History
Opened 1868
Rebuilt 1914, 1986
Traffic
Passengers (2018) 390,060 Increase 3.8% (Amtrak)
Rank 8th in California
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Martinez
toward Emeryville
California Zephyr Sacramento
toward Chicago
Fairfield–Vacaville
toward San Jose
Capitol Corridor Sacramento
toward Auburn
Martinez Coast Starlight Sacramento
toward Seattle
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Martinez Coast Starlight Gerber
(Until 1972)
toward Seattle
Redding
(1972–74)
toward Seattle
Orland
(1974–82)
toward Seattle
Spirit of California
(1981–1983)
Sacramento
Terminus
Preceding station Southern Pacific Railroad Following station
Dixon
toward Oakland Pier
Shasta Route
Via West Side Sacramento Valley
Woodland
toward Portland
Shasta Route
Via East Side Sacramento Valley
Sacramento
toward Portland
Overland Route Sacramento
toward Ogden
Southern Pacific Railroad Station
Davis station, February 1984.jpg
Davis station in February 1984
Area 0.2 acres (0.08 ha)
Built 1914
Built by Southern Pacific Railroad
Architectural style Mission/Spanish Revival
NRHP reference No. 76000541
Added to NRHP November 7, 1976

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.

History

AMTK 285 with Train 11, The Coast Starlight, at Davis, CA in August 1985. (28506382745)
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.

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