Buena Park station

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Buena Park
Metrolink commuter rail station
Buena Park Metrolink Station.jpg
Buena Park Station, just before 2007 opening
Location 8400 Lakeknoll Drive
(At Dale Street)
Buena Park, CA 90621
Coordinates 33°52′34″N 117°59′18″W / 33.8762°N 117.9884°W / 33.8762; -117.9884Coordinates: 33°52′34″N 117°59′18″W / 33.8762°N 117.9884°W / 33.8762; -117.9884
Owned by City of Buena Park
Line(s)
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3
Connections Orange County Transportation Authority
Fullerton Park-and-Ride Shuttle Services
Construction
Parking 300 free spaces
History
Opened 2007
Services
Preceding station   Metrolink   Following station
91 Line
toward South Perris
Orange County Line
toward Oceanside

Buena Park is a train station at 8400 Lakeknoll Drive in northeastern Buena Park, California, United States, served by Metrolink commuter rail. It is at the center of a transit-oriented development including townhomes and a housing complex owned by the California State University, Fullerton, near the corner of Dale Street and Malvern Avenue. The station is served by Metrolink's Orange County Line and 91 Line.

The station has a clock tower nearly 70 feet high which echoes a clock tower at nearby Knott's Berry Farm, itself a copy of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.[1] The station includes a 300-car parking lot and a covered pedestrian overpass to allow passengers to cross the tracks.[citation needed]

Construction started in January 2006, and after many delays, the station opened on September 4, 2007. Construction cost $14 million.[1]

The proposed alignment for the California High-Speed Rail project would require the loss of the station or the demolition of about 25 condominiums.[2] The City of Buena Park joined other area municipalities to demand greater consultation from the High-Speed Rail Commission. In response, the California High-Speed Rail Authority agreed to study the possibility of a "shared-track alignment" between Los Angeles and Anaheim that would not require the demolition of the present station or condominiums.[citation needed]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northwestern-bound  91 Line toward L.A. Union Station (Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs)
 Orange County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs)
 Southwest Chief No stops
 Pacific Surfliner No stops
Center track  BNSF freight line No passenger service
Southeastern-bound  91 Line toward Riverside-Downtown (Fullerton)
 Orange County Line toward Oceanside (Fullerton)
 Southwest Chief No stops
 Pacific Surfliner No stops

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Reyes, David (September 5, 2007), "Metrolink's Buena Park station opens for business", Los Angeles Times 
  2. ^ Mello, Michael (March 10, 2010), "Railway shift could save Buena Park residences", Orange County Register 

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