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Fairfield, California

Amtrak Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station

The new Fairfield/Vacaville Train Station (FVTS) is one of 18 along Amtrak’s 170-mile-long Capitol Corridor between Auburn/Sacramento and San Jose, CA. The FVTS is the focal point of transit-oriented development planned for northeast Fairfield over the next 20 years. TRC led a large multidisciplinary team for construction of the new $38 million train station and Peabody Road Overcrossing, which is one of the largest capital improvements projects in Fairfield’s history.

Amtrak Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station
Amtrak Fairfield-Vacaville Train Station

Project features included:

  • Intermodal Capitol Corridor train station
  • Peabody Road overpass
  • 800-foot-long passenger platform and sheltered waiting areas
  • Ticketing machines
  • Trackwork to accommodate the platform and improve freight access for the adjoining industrial park
  • Pump station
  • Pedestrian/bicycle underpass
  • Bus passenger plaza and transfer area
  • Passenger amenities
  • Communication Building for Amtrak and municipal operations

The project also widened Peabody Road from two to six lanes and constructed an overpass to replace the at-grade crossing of United Pacific Railroad (UPRR) tracks to improve public safety and relieve traffic congestion. The roadway improvements required a one-year closure of Peabody Road, and extensive coordination with UPRR, which was constructing two shoofly projects at the same location.

Additional trackwork was required to accommodate the platform and improve freight access for the adjoining industrial park. A combination of alternative work schedules and resequencing of work facilitated the reopening of Peabody Road to vehicles, bicycles and pedestrians ahead of schedule.

Fairfield, California


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