- Bakersfield (Amtrak station)
name = Bakersfield
address = 601 Truxton AveBakersfield, CA 93301
line = rail color box|system=Amtrak|line=San Joaquins
Thruway MotorcoachRoutes 1 & 9
parking = free
passengers = 382,393 (Amtrak)
pass_year = 2006
opened = July 2000
code = BFD
Bakersfield Station is an
Amtrakstation in Bakersfield, California. It is the terminus for the " San Joaquins" service of Amtrak California. With 382,393 boardings and alightings in Amtrak's FY2006, it is the eighth busiest Amtrak station in California[cite web |title= Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2006, State of California |publisher= [http://www.amtrak.com Amtrak] |url= http://www.amtrak.com/pdf/factsheets/CALIFORNIA06.pdf |format= PDF |accessdate= 2007-02-21] .
The station offers
checked baggage, Amtrak Express, ticket sales, free parking, and a large air conditioned waiting room. One of the two railway platforms are sheltered, and the station also has 14 busbays.
The station opened with a celebration on
July 4, 2000, replacing a smaller station 0.9 miles to the west, because that station was too far from downtown( Jim Costaspoke and Buck Owensperformed at the event). The older station was built in 1974. It had a storage area for two trains, whereas the new station can store three.
* [http://www.amtrak.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=Amtrak/am2Station/Station_Page&c=am2Station&cid=1080080551132&ssid=80 Amtrak]
* [http://www.amtrakcalifornia.com/rail/go/amtrak/stations/a_e/bakersfield/index.cfm Amtrak California]
*Photos at Amtrak Photo Archive [http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtStationAB/BakersfieldCAa.jpg] [http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtStationAB/BakersfieldCAb.jpg] [http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtStationAB/BakersfieldCAc.jpg] [http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtStationAB/BakersfieldCAd1.jpg] [http://www.hebners.net/amtrak/amtStationAB/BakersfieldCAe.jpg]
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