Coast Rail Corridor Study

The San Luis Obispo Council of Governments (SLOCOG) and Coast Rail Coordinating Council (CRCC) are conducting an important study to plan for the future of rail on the Central Coast. The Coast Rail Corridor Study looks at improved rail-bus connectivity and increased rail service for Central Coast residents and visitors, while also analyzing intercity and commuter options to enhance the travel experience within the corridor.

Today’s rail service links the San Luis Obispo region to destinations throughout the state via the Coast Starlight and to destinations in Southern California via the Pacific Surfliner. However these services are infrequent and offer travelers limited options.

As we look to the future and see continued growth projections within our region, we must plan now to create a multi-modal transportation system that includes reliable rail options that link seamlessly to our bus system and provide our residents and visitors with travel options for accessing work, school, and recreation.

Service Implementation Plan - Study Area

Service Implementation Plan - Study Area

Passenger Rail Improvement Study – Study Area


The following two drafts are Volume 1 and Volume 2 of the Coast Rail Corridor Study. The SLOCOG Board adopted both volumes of the Coast Rail Corridor Study on August 4, 2021.


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