Monterey Branch Line
The first phase of the project will run between Monterey and north Marina with key stations in Monterey, Seaside, Sand City, Marina/CSUMB, and connecting bus service to Pacific Grove and Carmel to the south and Salinas to the east. Later phases will extend service to the planned commuter rail station in Castroville and increase the frequency of trains. TAMC is currently in the environmental review process for this project. Unfortunately, the project currently lacks funding, and has been delayed until TAMC can secure the funds needed to complete the environmental review, design, and construction.
- Improves access between Monterey and Marina
- Facilitates access to jobs, health care, shopping
- Provides alternative to traffic congestion
- Reduces commuter stress
- Promotes economic development around stations
In the News:
Total Project Cost Range: $164,400,000
Annual Estimated Operating Cost: $3,700,000
Light Rail Brochure
Stefania Castillo is the Transportation Agency for Monterey County’s Monterey Branch Line planner. If you have any questions, you can reach her at (831) 775-4412, or via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.