Caltrans GIS Data

Commuter Routes and Stations

California Passenger Rail System: Commuter Routes and Stations

These two rail feature classes represent commuter routes and stations in California existing passenger rail system.

Publication Date: Oct. 31, 2013


Commuter rail systems typically provide passenger service within a single region and occasionally between regions. Service is more frequent during peak commuting periods. These two GIS feature classes show commuter rail services in California four key markets:

1. Caltrain offers service from San Francisco through the San Francisco Peninsula to San Jose and Gilroy.
2. The Altamont Corridor Express (ACE) offers service from Stockton to San Jose via Livermore and Fremont.
3. Metrolink offers a large network of commuter rail services between Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, and Ventura counties.
4. COASTER commuter trains offer service along the San Diego County coastline, from Oceanside to San Diego via Carlsbad, Encinitas, and Solana Beach.

Use limitations

This Rail Database is public domain and available to share with Caltrans partners. The Rail Database is intended for high level planning purposes and is a point in time reporting of estimated current conditions and forecast of future conditions. While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy of reported data, the Database is not intended for detailed service or facility planning. Such planning requires in-depth site analysis and field confirmation of actual conditions.


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Tags: Transportation, Railroad, Stations, Commuter, Passenger
Credits: California Department of Transportation
File: zipped shapefiles:
  • Commuter routes: , size 0.134 MB;
  • Commuter stations: , size 0.021 MB
  • Extent: California statewide
    References: 2013 California State Rail Plan in PDF file is available at website: