San Joaquins

The San Joaquin (sometimes referred to as San Joaquins) is a passenger train operated by Amtrak as part of the Amtrak California network in California's Central Valley. Twelve trains a day run between its southern terminus at Bakersfield and Stockton, where the route splits to Oakland (four trains each way a day) or Sacramento (two trains each way a day). At Bakersfield, Thruway Motorcoach bus service connects to Los Angeles Union Station and points in Southern California, the High Desert and the Central Coast. The San Joaquin does not continue south of Bakersfield because the only line between Bakersfield and points south, via Tehachapi Pass, is one of the world's busiest single-track freight rail lines.

The San Joaquin is Amtrak's fifth-busiest service and the railroad's third-busiest in California. During fiscal year 2011, the service carried over one million passengers, a 9.2% increase from FY2010. Total revenue during FY2011 was US$35,704,109, a 13.9% increase over FY2010.

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San Joaquins - Proposed High-speed Rail
... many places the route will run through the San Joaquin Valley along the same alignment as the San Joaquins ... for construction runs between Fresno and Bakersfield, and is expected to be used by the San Joaquin trains upon completion in 2017 ...

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