Victorville (Amtrak station)

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Victorville
Amtrak inter-city rail station
Victor Valley Transportation Center 2117 15.JPG
The Amtrak waiting area at Victorville
Station statistics
Address 16858 D Street
Victorville, California 92392[1]
US
Coordinates 34°32′13″N 117°17′33″W / 34.5370°N 117.2925°W / 34.5370; -117.2925Coordinates: 34°32′13″N 117°17′33″W / 34.5370°N 117.2925°W / 34.5370; -117.2925
Line(s)
Connections Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Platforms 1 side platform
1 island platform
Tracks 3
Baggage check No
Other information
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Station code VRV
Owned by BNSF Railway &
Victorville Redevelopment Agency
Traffic
Passengers (2013) 7,290[2]
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago
  Former services  
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Desert Wind
Discontinued in 1997
toward Chicago
Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
Main Line
Location
Location of the Victorville Amtrak Station.
Location of the Victorville Amtrak Station.
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Location within California

The Victor Valley Transportation Center is an intermodal transit center in Victorville, California that is served by Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation), Greyhound, the Victor Valley Transit Authority and military shuttles to Fort Irwin.[3] The center also serves as a Park and Ride facility for car-pooling commuters. There is a station building that is open during service hours, with a waiting area and restrooms.

The station is served by the Amtrak Southwest Chief, once daily in each direction. As of 3 November 2013, the eastbound train still stops at 9:10 pm on its way to Chicago, Illinois, while the westbound train still stops at 4:18 am on its way to Los Angeles. Amtrak California also operates Thruway motorcoach service to the station, with twice daily service to Bakersfield for connections to the San Joaquins.

Greyhound operates service north-east to Barstow; Las Vegas, Nevada; and points beyond, as well as service south-west to San Bernardino and on to Los Angeles.[4] Since the demise of commuter bus service to the Inland Empire, the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) offers subsidized Greyhound tickets to passengers traveling to either San Bernardino or Barstow.[5] A Greyhound ticket agent is on duty six days a week.

Despite the station's generously sized bus terminal, it is served by only two of the VVTA's 18 routes. (The main transfer point for VVTA service is located 2 miles south, at 7th/Lorene.) Route 22-Helendale serves the station in both directions, and route 41-Apple Valley/Victorville provides service inbound towards Victorville. There is no Sunday service.

Free parking is available in two lots, with the passenger drop-off lot limited to 2 hours and the park and ride lot limited to 24 hours. There is a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on site.

Statistics[edit]

Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Victorville was the 66th-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 15 passengers daily.[6]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1-2 Southwest Chief toward Los Angeles (San Bernardino)
Southwest Chief toward Chicago (Barstow)
3 Bypass/Freight line No passenger service

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victorville, CA - Southwest Chief Train (VRV)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014. 
  2. ^ "Great American Stations: Victorville, CA (VRV)". greatamericanstations.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 27 Nov 2012. 
  3. ^ "BREAKING NEWS!!! VVTA BUS SERVICE TO REPLACE NTC EXPRESS" (PDF). www.irwin.army.mil (Press release). United States Army. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014. 
  4. ^ http://www.discoverypass.com/images/routemap/pagemap/3at.gif[dead link]
  5. ^ "ATTENTION GREYHOUND PASSENGERS!!!". www.vvta.org. Victor Valley Transit Authority. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014. 
  6. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. Nov 2010. Retrieved 6 Jan 2011. 

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