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Carlsbad Village is a single track Coaster Station which opened with all the other Coaster stations on February 27, 1995. The station has a single track and single platform on its east side with bus bays for connecting routes along Washington Street (with path access) on the west side of the track. The platform begins slightly north of the grade crossing with Grand Avenue and there is a rare second intermediate pedestrian crossing (with lights bells and the danger signs about High Speed Trains passing through the Station, the Surfliners that bypass). This intermediate grade crossing connects to the bus loop and there own wooden roofed shelter. Set back from the platform is the station's building. This is a modern structure designed to look older with concrete columns holding up a wooden gabled roof. It was dedicated on August 10, 1995. It covers an information booth in the middle of the building, a restroom area in the southern end and a concession towards the northern end. Benches fill the open air areas. There is one more, small canopy structure towards the northern end of the platform covering more benches. Streetside of the depot building is a car drop off loop and there is a tiny parking lot south of the building and four more lots of different sizes that continue slightly and then much farther north of the station. My estimates give over 400 spaces around the station although some of these might be shared with the village center, one source (City Of Carlsbad Village Redevelopment Master Plan and Design Manual, Link) says only 150 of these spaces are owned by NCTD.
All Photos taken on 21 March, 2011

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Just stepping off a Coaster train
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The small platform canopy
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A platform bench
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Platform sign
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A BiLevel Train leaves the station
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A BiLevel Train keeps leaving
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Sign opposite the track and platform
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Mid-platform grade crossing
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Lettering on the wooden mostly outdoor main portion of the station
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Close-up of the lettering
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TVMs outside the bathroom's building
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Last Updated: 9 May, 2011
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