Chatsworth Station

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Chatsworth
Amtrak, Metrolink and LA Metro station
Chatsworth Station2.jpg
A view of the Amtrak/Metroink station from the southbound platform.
Station statistics
Address 10046 Old Depot Plaza Road
Chatsworth, California 91311
Coordinates 34°15′25″N 118°35′56″W / 34.25694°N 118.59889°W / 34.25694; -118.59889Coordinates: 34°15′25″N 118°35′56″W / 34.25694°N 118.59889°W / 34.25694; -118.59889
Line(s) Amtrak Metrolink Metro Liner
Platforms 2 side platforms (Amtrak/Metrolink)
1 side platform (Orange Line)
Tracks 2
Parking 610 spaces
Bicycle facilities 16 rack spaces
16 lockers
Other information
Opened 1992
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code CWT (Amtrak)
Owned by City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 56,493[1] Increase 7.5% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Pacific Surfliner
Metrolink
toward East Ventura
Ventura County Line
LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Liner
Terminus Orange Line
Location
Location of the Chatsworth Amtrak Station.
Location of the Chatsworth Amtrak Station.
Location within Los Angeles

The Chatsworth Station, sometimes referred to as the Chatsworth Transportation Center, is an Intermodal passenger transport station in the Los Angeles community of Chatsworth, California, USA. It is a train station for Amtrak and Metrolink. 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. 10 Pacific Surfliner trains serve the station daily and 20 Metrolink trains serve the station each weekday. It is a bus rapid transit station for the Metro Orange Line. The Metro Orange Line Chatsworth Extension terminates at this station. The extension began service on June 30, 2012.

The station includes a passenger waiting area and a small railroad museum. There is no Amtrak ticket office.[2]

The current station building was constructed in 1996. A station platform has existed since 1992. The site originally had Southern Pacific railroad stations. The last had been demolished by Southern Pacific in 1962.[3]

Also in the station building is the field office for Los Angeles City Council member Mitchell Englander.

Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Chatsworth was the 32nd-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 140 passengers daily.[4]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Amtrak/Metrolink
Northbound Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo (Simi Valley)
Ventura County Line toward East Ventura (Simi Valley)
Coast Starlight No stops
Southbound Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (Van Nuys)
Ventura County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Northridge)
Coast Starlight No stops


Metro Liner
  Orange Line toward North Hollywood or Warner Center (Nordhoff)


2008 Chatsworth train collision[edit]

On September 12, 2008, a westbound Metrolink Ventura County Line train was involved in the 2008 Chatsworth train collision after it had departed this station. It collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train in Chatsworth.[5]

2012 Orange Line Chatsworth extension[edit]

The 4 mile (6.4 km) Orange Line extension runs from Canoga Station north to the Chatsworth Metrolink Station, for the Los Angeles County Metro Liner system. The northwestern Orange Line terminus and transfer connections is at the station. There's currently a shuttle operating between Warner Center station and Chatsworth Metro Orange Line Station during weekday peaks.

Transit connections[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 California Report". Amtrak. Retrieved 09 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Train Web: Chatsworth". 
  3. ^ Great American Stations Accessed January 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  5. ^ "Los Angeles Times coverage of the Metrolink accident". 

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