Buena Park (Metrolink station)

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Buena Park
Metrolink commuter rail station
Buena Park Metrolink Station.jpg
Buena Park Station, just before 2007 opening
Station statistics
Address 8400 Lakeknoll Drive
(At Dale Street)
Buena Park, CA 90621
Coordinates 33°52′34″N 117°59′18″W / 33.8762°N 117.9884°W / 33.8762; -117.9884Coordinates: 33°52′34″N 117°59′18″W / 33.8762°N 117.9884°W / 33.8762; -117.9884
Line(s)
Connections Orange County Transportation Authority
Fullerton Park-and-Ride Shuttle Services
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Parking 300 free spaces
Other information
Opened 2007
Owned by City of Buena Park
Services
Preceding station   Metrolink   Following station
91 Line
Orange County Line
toward Oceanside

Buena Park station is a passenger railroad station at 8400 Lakeknoll Drive in northeastern Buena Park, California. It is at the center of a transit-oriented development including townhomes and a housing complex owned by the California State University, Fullerton, near the corner of Dale Street and Malvern Avenue.

Buena Park is the newest and northernmost of eleven Metrolink stations in Orange County. It is served by the Orange County Line (originating in Oceanside in northern San Diego County) and the 91 Line (originating in Riverside in the Inland Empire). Both lines continue north with service to Los Angeles-Union Station.

The station has a clock tower nearly 70 feet high which echoes a clock tower at nearby Knott's Berry Farm, itself a copy of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.[1] The station includes a 300-car parking lot and a covered pedestrian overpass to allow passengers to cross the tracks.

Construction started in January 2006 and after many delays, the station opened on September 4, 2007. Construction cost $14 million.[1]

The proposed alignment for the California High-Speed Rail project would require the loss of the station or the demolition of about 25 condominiums.[2] The City of Buena Park has joined other area municipalities to demand greater consultation from the High-Speed Rail Commission. In response, the California High-Speed Rail Authority has agreed to study the possibility of a "shared-track alignment" between Los Angeles and Anaheim that would not require the demolition of the present station or condominiums.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northwestern-bound 91 Line toward L.A. Union Station (Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs)
Orange County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs)
Southwest Chief No stops
Pacific Surfliner No stops
Center track BNSF freight line No passenger service
Southeastern-bound 91 Line toward Riverside-Downtown (Fullerton)
Orange County Line toward Oceanside (Fullerton)
Southwest Chief No stops
Pacific Surfliner No stops

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reyes, David (September 5, 2007), "Metrolink's Buena Park station opens for business", Los Angeles Times 
  2. ^ Mello, Michael (March 10, 2010), "Railway shift could save Buena Park residences", Orange County Register 

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