The train has long been
important to Carpinteria. The very first train that
pulled into the city was greeted by a shower of flowers
and a great big party. The original train station
was an enormous building. As soon as the 101 was
completed, however, it fell into disuse.
Recent years, however,
have seen an upsurge in train use. The platform and
station that you see now is still busy, especially during
the summer months when for just a couple of bucks you can
ride into Santa Barbara, be deposited a block or two from
the beach, shopping and restaurants. For summer
visitors it's a great way to get around.
the 101 to Linden Avenue. Turn right at the stop sign at
the end of the ramp. Follow Linden until you reach
the train tracks. Turn right just before you reach the
tracks. The parking lot is immediately to your left.
Take the 101 to Casitas Pass. At the top of the ramp
turn left. When Casita's pass ends on Carpinteria
Avenue, turn right. At the next light (Linden
Avenue) turn left. Follow
Linden until you reach the train tracks. Turn right just
before you reach the tracks. The parking lot is
immediately to your left.