Burbank–Bob Hope Airport station

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Burbank-Bob Hope Airport
Airport interchange
Amtrak and Metrolink commuter rail station
Bob hope airport train station at dusk.jpg
Burbank-Bob Hope Airport station, 2012
Location 3750 Empire Avenue
Burbank, California 91505
Coordinates 34°11′34″N 118°21′08″W / 34.192778°N 118.352151°W / 34.192778; -118.352151Coordinates: 34°11′34″N 118°21′08″W / 34.192778°N 118.352151°W / 34.192778; -118.352151
Owned by Caltrans
Line(s) Amtrak Metrolink
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Burbank Airport Shuttle Bus
LACMTA Buses: 165
Construction
Parking Free
Bicycle facilities Yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code BUR
History
Opened February 1983 (CalTrain)
1992 (Metrolink)
Closed March 1, 1983 (CalTrain)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 67,924[1]Increase 11.9% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Pacific Surfliner
toward Seattle
Coast Starlight
Terminus
Metrolink
toward East Ventura
Ventura County Line
Location
Location of Burbank-Bob Hope Airport station.
Location of Burbank-Bob Hope Airport station.
Location within Los Angeles

Burbank-Bob Hope Airport is an unstaffed Amtrak and Metrolink rail station at Bob Hope Airport in the city of Burbank, California. 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. The ten Pacific Surfliner trains that serve the station daily and 29 Metrolink trains that serve the station each weekday connect arrivals from the airport to downtown Los Angeles' Union Station in about 30 minutes. Amtrak's Coast Starlight which travels between Seattle, Washington and Los Angeles also stops here.

A free airport shuttle transports passengers to and from the terminal area during the airport's operating hours,[2] although the station is a short walking distance from the terminals. Metrolink operates some trains as shuttles[3] from the Bob Hope Airport station to Los Angeles Union Station with intermediate stops at the downtown Burbank and Glendale stations.

Of the 74 California stations served by Amtrak, Burbank was the 35th-busiest in FY2012, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 129 passengers daily.[4]

Ticketing to and from downtown LA Union Station (Rail2Rail)[edit]

The station contains only Metrolink ticket machines; however, tickets to and from downtown LA (Union Station), and all stations between, are accepted on both Metrolink and Amtrak trains as part of the Rail2Rail program. Likewise, passengers with a valid Amtrak ticket between Bob Hope and Union Station may also use it for transport on Metrolink trains.

To Downtown Los Angeles[edit]

On weekdays (except on major holidays), there are a total of 20 trips to downtown LA from 5:51 a.m. (Metrolink) to 9:13 p.m. (Amtrak). On weekends and major holidays, only five Amtrak trips are in service and only between 8:59 a.m. and 9:13 p.m.

From Downtown Los Angeles[edit]

On weekdays (except on major holidays), there are a total of 19 trips to Burbank-Bob Hope from 6:50 a.m. (Metrolink) to 7:00 p.m. (Amtrak). On weekends and major holidays, only five Amtrak trips are in service and only between 7:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northbound  Coast Starlight toward Seattle (Van Nuys)
 Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo (Van Nuys)
 Ventura County Line toward East Ventura (Van Nuys)
Southbound  Coast Starlight toward Los Angeles (Terminus)
 Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (Glendale)
 Ventura County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Downtown Burbank)

History[edit]

The station was opened in February 1983 as an infill station on the sort-lived CalTrain line. It would see less than one month of use by this service.

The station is to become part of a new intermodal transportation center which the Burbank city council approved in late August 2010. The facility is to cost around $93 million. Groundbreaking occurred during the summer of 2012 and construction will be completed by summer 2014. It will serve rail, air and bus travelers, as well as incorporating rental car facilities.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Buses & Trains". Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. Retrieved January 13, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://www.metrolinktrains.com/schedules/html.php?id=701
  4. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2012, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2012. Retrieved May 11, 2013.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "Airport Authority Awards Construction Contracts for Regional Intermodal Transportation Center" (PDF). Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. May 14, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 

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