The primary goal of rail planning at SRTA is to provide a comprehensive strategy to increase passenger train reliability, travel speed, frequencies and ease of use. Rail planning supports safe, commercially feasible, economically viable, and efficient movement of passengers and goods throughout the region, with minimal adverse impact on the population, the infrastructure, or the environment.
Passenger Rail Folks desiring to travel via passenger rail in Shasta County can do so from the Amtrak station located in downtown Redding. Travel is available via Amtrak's Coast Starlight train all the way north to Seattle, Washington or south to Sacramento, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, California. Arrival/departure times are minimal, with only one daily stop per direction (3:06 a.m. northbound, 2:21 a.m. southbound).