Transit stations as entrypoints for communities and neighborhoods
I wrote about this issue extensively here, "Transit, stations, and placemaking: stations as entrypoints into neighborhoods."
The kiosk also presents information about attractions, retail and services present in nearby Downtown Oceanside.
The station is a major transfer point: between Metrolink and Coaster railroad passenger services; and to the Sprinter light rail train service; and is also served by the Amtrak California Pacific Surfliner service; plus various bus services.
Separately there is an Amtrak Station--but the Amtrak employees don't provide information other than about their trains--and ticket kiosks and information boards about the other transit services present at the station.
Plus, there is a coffee kiosk. (I noticed some cafe kiosks present at other Metrolink stations in Orange County on my ride down.)