Windsor station (California)

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Windsor station (California)
Location9001 Windsor Road, Windsor, California
Coordinates 38°32′52″N122°49′02″W / 38.5477°N 122.8171°W / 38.5477; -122.8171 Coordinates: 38°32′52″N122°49′02″W / 38.5477°N 122.8171°W / 38.5477; -122.8171
ConnectionsAiga bus trans.svg Sonoma County Transit [1]
Aiga bus trans.svg Mendocino Transit Authority
Construction
Structure typeAt grade
History
Openedc.1900
2022 (planned)
Closedc.1958
Rebuilt2008 [2]
Original company Northwestern Pacific Railroad
Services
Preceding station  Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit  Following station
TerminusFuture
toward  Larkspur
(2027)
toward  Cloverdale
Former services
Preceding station Northwestern Pacific Railroad Following station
Healdsburg
toward Eureka
Main Line Fulton
toward Sausalito
Location
Windsor station (California)

Windsor is a bus station and future Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) train station in Windsor, California. The station served Sonoma County Transit and Mendocino Transit Authority, with service to Sonoma County Airport station provided by Sonoma County Transit under contract by SMART. [1] SMART train service is expected to begin in 2022.

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History

The former Windsor station in 1940 Windsor station 1940 postcard.jpg
The former Windsor station in 1940

The station building was built by the Northwestern Pacific Railroad in the early 1900s.[ citation needed ] The station last served train passengers on the Northwestern Pacific Railroad in the late 1950s. [2]

In 2008, the station building was rebuilt by the city for $1.4 million ($1.68 million in 2020 adjusted for inflation) as an intermodal station in anticipation of serving passengers on the then-proposed Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) commuter rail line. [2] Service to Windsor Station was not included in the first phase of SMART, [3] which began service as far north as the station near Charles M. Schulz–Sonoma County Airport in 2017.

Sonoma–Marin Area Rail Transit is constructing an extension to Windsor, with service further north to Healdsburg station and Cloverdale station in a future phase. [4] The three-mile (4.8 km) extension is expected to cost $55 million: $20 million from Road Repair and Accountability Act funds, $30 million in Regional Measure 3 funds, and a $5 million federal grant. In September 2018, the SMART board approved $24 million in construction contracts, with service to Windsor expected to begin in late 2021 or early 2022. [5] [6] By 2020 the project completion was delayed to later in 2022 as funding from a recent bridge toll increase was withheld pending litigation. [7]

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References

  1. 1 2 Moore, Derek (14 July 2017). "Sonoma County adds bus routes designed to serve SMART train users". The Press Democrat. Retrieved 19 July 2017.
  2. 1 2 3 Fimrite, Peter (18 April 2008). "Windsor rebuilds depot sans train". Hears Communications. San Francisco Gate. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  3. Moore, Derek (12 April 2016). "SMART seeking funding to extend rail line to Windsor". Sonoma Media Investments. The Press Democrat. Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  4. MOORE, DEREK (7 April 2017). "Sonoma County roads, bridges, public transit among uses for new California road tax". Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Retrieved 27 April 2017.
  5. Fixler, Kevin (September 19, 2018). "SMART to begin work on extension of commuter rail to Windsor". Press Democrat.
  6. Fixler, Kevin (15 July 2020). "SMART makes progress toward late 2021 opening of Windsor extension". The Press Democrat. Retrieved 12 October 2020.
  7. Fixler, Kevin (February 4, 2021). "SMART delays completion of $65 million Windsor extension to 2022". North Bay Business Journal. The Press Democrat. Retrieved 10 February 2021.