Improvements to the Carlsbad Poinsettia COASTER Station are complete.
Station improvements include:
Replacement of two at-grade rail crossings with a pedestrian undercrossing that is ADA-accessible and bicycle-friendly.
New longer and elevated platforms to accommodate longer trains and facilitate level boarding.
Fencing between the tracks to allow passengers to board different trains at the same time and allow passing trains to move through the station while other trains are boarding.
Enhanced station amenities, including newly installed platform canopies that provide shade and rain cover, and updated station signage and lighting.
The station improvements project began construction in April 2018. The project is part of the North Coast Corridor Program, a 40-year, $6 billion balanced set of transportation, environmental and coastal access projects administered by Caltrans and the San Diego Association of Governments to improve the quality of life for residents, create a stronger local and regional economy and enhance the coastal environment.
The Poinsettia Station is also home to the Carlsbad Connector, an app-based shuttle service that transports commuters from the transit station to nearby workplaces. This flexible fleet service can be accessed by a smartphone to hail rides between Poinsettia Station and local employment centers.
The $33.7 million Poinsettia Station Improvements project was funded through a combination of federal, state and local sources, including TransNet, the regional half-cent sales tax for transportation improvement projects.