Irvine (train station)
|Irvine Transportation Center
Amtrak and Metrolink commuter rail station
A Metrolink train pulls in to Irvine.
|Address||15215 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, California 92618
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Owned by||City of Irvine|
|Passengers (2013)||425,041 0.81% (Amtrak)|
The Irvine Transportation Center is a passenger rail and bus terminal in Irvine, California, United States. Located on the southwest end of the decommissioned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, it is served by Amtrak California's Pacific Surfliner route, two Metrolink commuter rail lines, multiple Orange County Transportation Authority bus routes, and FlyAway Bus coach service to Los Angeles International Airport.
The $13 million Irvine Transportation Center opened on June 1, 1990 when Irvine was officially added to the Amtrak timetable as a stop on the route of the San Diegan (later renamed the Pacific Surfliner). On 25 August 2008, a new four-story parking structure was opened to expand available parking at the station by 1,500 spots.
When Amtrak is doing track work on the San Diego Sub, this is the terminus for the line.
Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Irvine was the fourth busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 1750 passengers daily. It is Amtrak's seventeenth-busiest station nationwide.
Platforms and tracks
|Northbound||■Pacific Surfliner||toward San Luis Obispo (Santa Ana)|
|■Inland Empire–Orange County Line||toward San Bernardino (Tustin)|
|■Orange County Line||toward L.A. Union Station (Tustin)|
|Southbound||■Pacific Surfliner||toward San Diego-Union Station (San Juan Capistrano)|
|■Inland Empire–Orange County Line||toward Oceanside (Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo)|
|■Orange County Line||toward Oceanside (Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo)|
Some OCTA buses operate to Irvine Transportation Center. This includes Route 86, 188, 211, 480, 482, and 758. The bus times are approximate and the time is the departure time of the first station.
Route 86 is a local bus that operates from Costa Mesa to Mission Viejo via Alton and Jeronimo. This route only operates on weekdays. There is a bus about every hour from 5:50 AM to 6:49 PM eastbound (Costa Mesa to Mission Viejo) and 6:10 AM to 8:08 PM westbound (From Mission Viejo to Costa Mesa). The main destinations are Irvine Transportation Center and South Coast Plaza.
Route 188 is a community bus that operates from Laguna Hills to Irvine via Moulton, Irvine Center Drive, Alton and Ridge Route. This route only operates on weekdays. There is a bus about every 50 minutes from 5:25 AM to 6:30 PM clockwise (this route is a route that operates in a circular way) and from 5:55 AM to 6:35 PM conterclockwise. The main destinations for this route are Laguna Hills Transportation Center/Park and Ride and Irvine Transportation Center.
Route 211 is an Intracounty express via the 405 freeway. It operates from Seal Beach to Irvine Express. This route only operates on weekdays. There are 3 eastbound trips and 4 westbound trips. For eastbound trips, a bus comes about every 25 minutes from 5:45 AM to 6:30 AM. The main destinations are Irvine Transportation Center, South Coast Plaza, Leisure World, West Ed Park-and-Ride and Goldenwest Transportation Center
Route 480 is a stationlink. It operates from Irvine Transportation Center to Lake Forest via Alton, Bake and Lake Forst drive. It operates on weekdays only. It has 7 eastbound trips and 3 westbound trips. The eastbound trip buses come about every 20 minutes from 6:20 AM to 8:35 AM. The westbound trip buses come about every 50 minutes from 3:19PM to 4:49 PM. The main destination is Irvine Transportation Center.
Route 482 is a stationlink. It operates from Irvine Transportation Center to Irvine Center Drive and Discovery via Barranca and Alton. It operates on weekdays only. There are 6 westbound trips and 5 eastbound trips. The westbound trips happen about every 30 minute from 6:20 AM to 8:35 AM. The eastbound trips come about every 15 minutes from 3:41 PM to 6:11 PM. The main destination is Irvine Transportation Center
Route 758 is an Intercounty express. It operates from Chino to Irvine Spectrum express. It only operates on weekdays. There are 2 southbound trips and 2 northbound trips. The southbound trip is 20 minutes apart. The times are 5:36 AM and 5:39 AM. The northbound trip comes 20 minutes apart. The times are 4:18 PM and 4:41 PM. The main destinations are Chino Transit Center, Dimond Bar Park-And-Ride, Irvine Spectrum, Irvine Transportation Center, Brea Park-And-Ride, and Brea Mall. 
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- Amtrak History and Archives. Accessed 2 February 2013.
- CA High-Speed Rail Authority. "Route Map". Retrieved 2009-03-15.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
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