Van Nuys (train station)

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For the LACMTA Orange Line station, see Van Nuys (Los Angeles Metro station).
Van Nuys
Amtrak and Metrolink commuter rail station
Van nuys train station looking eastward.jpg
Van Nuys train station looking eastward.
Station statistics
Address 7724 Van Nuys Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91405
Coordinates 34°12′39″N 118°26′54″W / 34.21083°N 118.44833°W / 34.21083; -118.44833Coordinates: 34°12′39″N 118°26′54″W / 34.21083°N 118.44833°W / 34.21083; -118.44833
Line(s) Amtrak: Metrolink:
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 3
Parking Yes
Baggage check Yes
Other information
Opened 1995
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code VNC
Owned by State of California
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 75,762[1] Increase 2.8% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Seattle
Coast Starlight
toward Los Angeles
Pacific Surfliner
Metrolink
toward East Ventura
Ventura County Line
Location
Location of the Van Nuys Amtrak Station.
Location of the Van Nuys Amtrak Station.
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Location within Los Angeles

The Van Nuys Amtrak/Metrolink Station is an Amtrak and Metrolink rail station in the community of Van Nuys in Los Angeles, California.

The station is served by Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, Amtrak's Coast Starlight from Los Angeles Union Station to Seattle, Washington, and Metrolink's Ventura County Line from Los Angeles Union Station to East Ventura. Ten Pacific Surfliner trains serve the station daily and 20 Metrolink trains serve the station each weekday. The Coast Starlight operates one train daily in each direction.

The modern glass-and-concrete Van Nuys station, designed by LPA Architects, opened on December 18, 1995. A joint project of Caltrans and Amtrak, funding was provided by Caltrans with Amtrak providing construction management. Improvements for Metrolink commuters were funded by Caltrans and the city of Los Angeles.[2]

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Van Nuys was the 29th busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of 202 passengers daily.[3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Side track Track to rail yard No passenger service
Bypass track Freight/Bypass track No passenger service
Main platform Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Simi Valley)
Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Burbank–Bob Hope Airport)
Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo (Chatsworth)
Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (Burbank–Bob Hope Airport)
Ventura County Line toward East Ventura (Northridge)
Ventura County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Burbank–Bob Hope Airport)

There are two tracks at this station (not including the third, side track that leads into the nearby train yard), but only one platform, which means only one of the two tracks can be used. As a result trains have to stop and wait outside of the station for that platform to be cleared by trains that are already there, which increases travel times.

Transit Connections[edit]

LACMTA
  • Line 169 (Saticoy Street/Sunland Boulevard): Bus Stop is on Van Nuys Boulevard/Keswick Street. Monday thru Friday service only
  • Line 233 (Van Nuys Boulevard): Bus Stop is on Van Nuys Boulevard at Keswick Street. Daily Service
  • Line 656 (Highland Avenue/Vineland Avenue/Burbank Boulevard/Van Nuys Boulevard Owl Service): Bus stop is on Van Nuys Boulevard at Keswick Street. Daily Nightly Service
  • Line 761 (Van Nuys Boulevard/Sepulveda Boulevard Rapid Service - Pacioma-UCLA/Westwood). Daily Service
LADOT
  • Panorama City/Van Nuys Civic Center Route. (Bus Stop is in the south end of the Parking Lot. Daily Service).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 California Report". Amtrak. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  2. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 26, 2013.
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-11. 

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