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Interstate Routes and Stations

California Passenger Rail System: Interstate Routes and Stations

Interstate routes (Amtrak long-distance routes) in California existing intercity passenger rail system. All rail alignments segmented by milepost as listed in the California Regional Timetable 20.

Publication Date: October 31, 2013


Intercity passenger rail services provide transportation between metropolitan areas, to rural areas of California, and to points beyond California borders. California intercity rail services can be divided into two groups: 1) state-supported routes, which are funded by the State and serve California travel markets; and 2) Amtrak long-distance routes, which are funded by Amtrak and serve California and interstate markets.

The "interstate" feature classes represent the group 2 Amtrak long-distance passenger rail routes in California: California Zephyr (Emeryville-Sacramento-Reno-Denver-Chicago), Coast Starlight (Los Angeles-Oakland-Sacramento-Portland-Seattle), Sunset Limited (Los Angeles-San Antonio-New Orleans), and Southwest Chief (Los Angeles-Albuquerque-Kansas City-Chicago).

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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, Interstate, Passenger
Credits: California Department of Transportation
File: Zipped shapefiles:
  • Interstate routes: , size 0.373 MB;
  • Interstate stations: , size 0.018 MB
  • Extent: California statewide
    References: 2013 California State Rail Plan in PDF file is available at website: