Burbank–Bob Hope Airport (train station)

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Amtrak and Metrolink commuter rail station
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Burbank-Bob Hope Airport station, 2012
Station statistics
Address 3750 Empire Avenue
Burbank, California 91505
Coordinates 34°11′34″N 118°21′08″W / 34.192778°N 118.352151°W / 34.192778; -118.352151Coordinates: 34°11′34″N 118°21′08″W / 34.192778°N 118.352151°W / 34.192778; -118.352151
Line(s) Amtrak Metrolink
Connections Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Burbank Airport Shuttle Bus
LACMTA Buses: 165
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking Free
Bicycle facilities Yes
Other information
Opened 1992
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code BUR
Owned by Caltrans
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 51,998[1] Increase 10.1% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Pacific Surfliner
toward Seattle
Coast Starlight
Terminus
Metrolink
toward East Ventura
Ventura County Line
Location
Location of Burbank-Bob Hope Airport station.
Location of Burbank-Bob Hope Airport station.
Location within Los Angeles

Burbank-Bob Hope Airport is an unstaffed Amtrak and Metrolink rail station at Bob Hope Airport in the city of Burbank, California. It is served by both Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego and Metrolink's Ventura County Line from Los Angeles Union Station to east Ventura. The ten Pacific Surfliner trains that serve the station daily and 29 Metrolink trains that serve the station each weekday connect arrivals from the airport to downtown Los Angeles' Union Station in about 30 minutes. The Coast Starlight from Seattle and Emeryville also stops here.

A free airport shuttle transports passengers to and from the terminal area during the airport's operating hours,[2] although the station is a short walking distance from the terminals. Metrolink operates some trains as shuttles[3] from the Bob Hope Airport station to Los Angeles Union Station with intermediate stops at the downtown Burbank and Glendale stations.

The station is to become part of a new intermodal transportation center which the Burbank city council approved in late August 2010. The facility is to cost around $93 million. Groundbreaking occurred during the summer of 2012 and construction will be completed by summer 2014. It will serve rail, air and bus travelers, as well as incorporating rental car facilities.[4]

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Burbank was the 35th-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 129 passengers daily.[5]

Ticketing to and from downtown LA Union Station (Rail2Rail)[edit]

The station contains only Metrolink ticket machines; however, tickets to and from downtown LA (Union Station), and all stations between, are accepted on both Metrolink and Amtrak trains as part of the Rail2Rail program. Likewise, passengers with a valid Amtrak ticket between Bob Hope and Union Station may also use it for transport on Metrolink trains.

To Downtown Los Angeles[edit]

On weekdays (except on major holidays), there are a total of 20 trips to downtown LA from 5:51 a.m. (Metrolink) to 9:13 p.m. (Amtrak). On weekends and major holidays, only five Amtrak trips are in service and only between 8:59 a.m. and 9:13 p.m.

From Downtown Los Angeles[edit]

On weekdays (except on major holidays), there are a total of 19 trips to Burbank-Bob Hope from 6:50 a.m. (Metrolink) to 7:00 p.m. (Amtrak). On weekends and major holidays, only five Amtrak trips are in service and only between 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northbound Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Van Nuys)
Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo (Van Nuys)
Ventura County Line toward East Ventura (Van Nuys)
Southbound Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Terminus)
Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (Glendale)
Ventura County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Downtown Burbank)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 California Report". Amtrak. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Buses & Trains". Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.metrolinktrains.com/schedules/html.php?id=701
  4. ^ "Airport Authority Awards Construction Contracts for Regional Intermodal Transportation Center". Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. May 14, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2013. 

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