Monterey County Rail Extension Phase 3: Castroville
The Castroville Multimodal Station is Phase 3 of the Monterey County Rail Extension project. The Castroville Station will be in the southeastern part of the Monterey County unincorporated community of Castroville. The Castroville Station will serve as a connection point for passengers coming from the Monterey Peninsula to board new passenger rail service on the Coast mainline tracks between Salinas and the San Francisco Bay Area. The Castroville station will be the link to the future Monterey Branch Line Light Rail Transit service for cross-platform transfer between services. The proposed station is located in an industrial area that is walkable distance for residents. Revitalizing this underutilized part of Castroville will transform the neighborhood and give the eastern part of town a community gathering place.
- Estimated Capital Cost: $27 million
- Status: 60% design, environmentally cleared, unfunded
- Next steps: secure funding for final design, construction
Christina Watson is the Transportation Agency for Monterey County’s rail program planner. If you have any questions, you can reach her at (831) 775-4406, or via email at: christina (at) tamcmonterey.org.