Caltrans GIS Data

Highway-Rail Crossings

California Highway-Rail Crossings

The Crossings point feature class represents the California Public Utilities Commission inventory database of highway-rail crossings in California.

Data Created: Feb. 1, 2013
Last Modified: Oct. 31, 2013


The PUC data contains a [grade] attribute that allows for the isolation of at-grade crossings. There are 7,719 at-grade records in the most recent PUC file available. The PUC data also includes a crossing numbering system that should be maintained as part of the development of this feature to facilitate easy update and linkage to subsequent releases. There are approximately 10,000 open crossings included in the state inventory as of November 2010. The fields included in this table are copied directly from the CPUC data set without any changes.

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, Rail, At Grade Crossings
Credits: California Department of Transportation
File: zipped shapefile: , size 0.536 MB
Extent: California statewide
References: 2013 California State Rail Plan in PDF file is available at website: