Amtrak Route - West

Amtrak West

Amtrak Route - West

This listing included current and discontinued routes operated by Amtrak since May 1, 1971. Some intercity trains were also operated after 1971 by the Alaska Railroad, Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad, Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, Georgia Railroad, Reading Company, and Southern Railway. The Southern Railway and D&RGW routes were taken over by Amtrak in 1979 and 1983 respectively.
 
Name Indicates Amtrak's name for the train, or in some cases the pre-Amtrak name for trains operating prior to November 14, 1971
Route The endpoints and major intermediate stops for the train. Changes to terminal stations within the same city, as well as route changes that did not modify the endpoint cities, are not shown.
Service
Began
The date Amtrak began operating the train
Service
Ended
The date Amtrak ceased operating the train
Notes Additional information concerning name changes and prior operators
Trains conveyed to Amtrak either on May 1, 1971, or afterward
Trains that are currently operating
†‡ Trains conveyed to Amtrak that are currently operating

Current Amtrak Route - West
 
Name Route Service
Began
Service
Ended
Notes
Capitols
(Capitol Corridor train)
Roseville - San Jose December 11, 1991 January 25, 1998  
Colfax - San Jose January 26, 1998 February 26, 2000  
Auburn - San Jose February 27, 2000 April 28, 2001 Renamed Capitol Corridor
Capitol Corridor
(train) †
Auburn - San Jose April 29, 2001 present Renamed from Capitols
Coast Daylight
(Capitol Corridor train) ‡
Oakland - Los Angeles May 1, 1971 November 14, 1971 Inherited from the Southern Pacific Railroad Coast Daylight. Unnamed until 1971.
Joint operation with the Coast Starlight as Coast Starlight/Daylight.
Oakland - San Diego November 14, 1971 April 1972
Oakland - Los Angeles April 1972 May 19, 1974
Coast Starlight
(train) †‡
Seattle - San Diego May 1, 1971 April 1972 Inherited from Southern Pacific Railroad / Burlington Northern Railroad Cascade (train), Southern Pacific Railroad Coast Daylight, and Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway San Diegan. Unnamed until 1971.
Joint operation with the Coast Daylight as Coast Starlight/Daylight until 1974.
Seattle - Los Angeles April 1972 present
Desert Wind
(train)
Ogden - Los Angeles October 28, 1979 July 15, 1983  
Salt Lake City - Los Angeles July 15, 1983 May 10, 1997  
Expo '74
(train)
Seattle - Spokane May 19, 1974 September 14, 1974  
Las Vegas Limited
(train)
Las Vegas - Los Angeles May 21, 1976 August 8, 1976  
Metroliner
(Amtrak San Diegan train)
Los Angeles - San Diego April 29, 1984 April 28, 1985  
Orange County Commuter
(Orange County Line train)
Los Angeles - San Juan Capistrano April 30, 1990 March 28, 1994 Replaced by Metrolink (Southern California). Metrolink Orange County Line
Pacific Surfliner
(train) †
San Luis Obispo - San Diego June 1, 2000 present Renamed from the San Diegan
Pioneer
(train)
Seattle - Salt Lake City June 7, 1977 June 16, 1991  
Seattle - Denver June 17, 1991 May 10, 1997  
San Diegan
(train) ‡
Los Angeles - San Diego May 1, 1971 June 25, 1988 Inherited from Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway San Diegan. Unnamed until November 14, 1971
Santa Barbara - San Diego June 26, 1988 April 1996  
San Luis Obispo - San Diego April 1996 May 31, 2000 Renamed Pacific Surfliner
San Joaquins
(train) †
Oakland - Bakersfield March 5, 1974 May 15, 1999  
Oakland/Sacramento - Bakersfield May 16, 1999 present  
Spirit of California
(train)
Sacramento - Los Angeles October 25, 1981 September 30, 1983  
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