Guadalupe station opened between May and October 1998 as another stop for the then single Central Coast Pacific Surfliner to stop in. Today the two Central Coast Surfliners stop. The station is in a small city with a population of 7,000 and is mainly designed to serve, (there is even a public bus) the much larger city of Santa Maria 8 miles away (connected to San Luis Obispo by a bus too). Of the three daily thruway buses that connect to the three other Surfilners that terminate in Goleta, all stop separately in Santa Maria, only one evening northbound bus comes out to the Guadalupe Station to discharge its passengers (southbound service is just twice per day). It is another simple station with an open but architectural modern shelter and has signs that are in the same style of that shelter held up by pink pillars. The Amtrak Bus sign is right on the platform. The photos I only had a chance to take out the door of my Surfliner after missing the last connecting shuttle from Santa Maria (I took the bus instead of the train back up to SLO).
All photos taken from the doors of Surfliner train #774 on 23 February, 2012
Last Updated: 29 March, 2011