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Santa Ana Station, 2008
|Location||1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd
Santa Ana, California 92701
|Owned by||City of Santa Ana|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Train operators||Metrolink and Amtrak|
|Architect||The Blurock Partnership|
|Architectural style||Mediterranean Revival/Spanish Colonial Revival|
|Passengers (2015)||182,291 1.7% (Amtrak)|
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center is a passenger rail station and transportation center in Santa Ana, California. It is used by Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner and Metrolink's Orange County Line and Inland Empire-Orange County Line trains. It is also a Greyhound station and a hub for the Orange County Transportation Authority bus system as well as a terminal for several Mexican bus tour companies.
When the station opened on September 7, 1985, it was the largest new rail station built in the United States since the completion of the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal circa 1955. The center was erected on the site of a former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway combination depot that had been constructed in 1939 and closed in 1982. The station, which cost approximately $17 million, was funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation, California Department of Transportation, and city.
The station was designed by the architectural firm of The Blurock Partnership (from Newport Beach), in the Spanish Colonial Revival and Mediterranean Revival architectural styles to complement the region’s older buildings. Features include red barrel roof tiles, arcades, colonnades, exterior walls finished to resemble stucco, and the extensive use of painted tiles for decoration.
Its exterior and interior were also the setting of a farewell scene in the second season finale of True Detective on August 9, 2015.
In FY2010 Santa Ana was the 22nd-busiest of Amtrak's 73 California stations, boarding or detraining an average of about 420 passengers daily.
|Track 1 (northbound)||■ Pacific Surfliner||toward San Luis Obispo (Anaheim)|
|■ Inland Empire–Orange County Line||toward San Bernardino (Orange)|
|■ Orange County Line||toward L.A. Union Station (Orange)|
|Track 2 (southbound)||■ Pacific Surfliner||toward San Diego-Union Station (Irvine)|
|■ Inland Empire–Orange County Line||toward Oceanside (Tustin)|
|■ Orange County Line||toward Oceanside (Tustin)|
Southbound Track 2 (next to the depot) and northbound Track 1 connect via a pedestrian bridge with stairs and elevators. Descending the stairs towards Track 2 offers views of the transportation center and the greater Santa Ana and area mountains. Station tracks are separated by a safety barrier that blocks surface movement.
Santa Ana Regional Transportation Center is the planned eastern terminus of the Orange County Streetcar, a 4 miles (6.4 km) streetcar line to Garden Grove that as of 2016 is being designed and is scheduled to open in 2020.
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