The station at Sorrento Valley is a typical modern passenger rail station serving the Sorrento Valley neighborhood of the city of San Diego, CA on the COASTER commuter rain route. 40% of COASTER riders detrain at Sorrento Valley due to the University of California at San Diego, businesses and the proximity to the Westfield University Towne Center. Westfield University Towne Center is an open air shopping center near the university. Recently, three northbound and three southbound Pacific Surfliner trains started serving this station.
The COASTER is a commuter train that runs north and south through San Diego County, serving eight stations between Oceanside and downtown San Diego. It takes about an hour to travel the entire COASTER route.