Chatsworth station

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Chatsworth
Chatsworth Station2.jpg
Amtrak/Metrolink train platforms
Location 10046 Old Depot Plaza Road
Chatsworth, California 91311
United States
Coordinates 34°15′10″N 118°35′58″W / 34.25278°N 118.59944°W / 34.25278; -118.59944Coordinates: 34°15′10″N 118°35′58″W / 34.25278°N 118.59944°W / 34.25278; -118.59944
Owned by City of Los Angeles
Line(s) Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Platforms 2 side (Amtrak/Metrolink)
1 side platform (Metro Liner)
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 610 spaces
Bicycle facilities 16 rack spaces
16 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: CWT
History
Opened December 29, 1982 (CalTrain)
1992 (Metrolink)
June 30, 2012 (Metro)
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 72,132[1]Increase 11% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Pacific Surfliner
Metrolink
toward East Ventura
Ventura County Line
LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway
Terminus Orange Line
Location
Chatsworth is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Chatsworth
Chatsworth
Location within the Los Angeles metropolitan area

Chatsworth Transportation Center, identified as "Chatsworth" on station signs, is an Intermodal passenger transport station in the Los Angeles community of Chatsworth, California. It is a train station for Amtrak and Metrolink. The station includes a passenger waiting area and a small railroad museum. There is no Amtrak ticket office.[2]

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. 10 Pacific Surfliner trains serve the station daily and 20 Metrolink trains serve the station each weekday. It is a bus rapid transit station for the Metro Orange Line. The Metro Orange Line Chatsworth Extension terminates at this station. The extension began service on June 30, 2012.

Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Chatsworth was the 32nd-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 140 passengers daily.[3]

Also in the station building is the field office for Los Angeles City Council member Mitchell Englander.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Amtrak/Metrolink
Northbound  Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo (Simi Valley)
 Ventura County Line toward East Ventura (Simi Valley)
 Coast Starlight No stops
Southbound  Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (Van Nuys)
 Ventura County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Northridge)
 Coast Starlight No stops
Metro Liner
   Orange Line toward North Hollywood or Warner Center (Nordhoff)

History[edit]

The site originally was home to several Southern Pacific railroad stations; the last had been demolished by Southern Pacific in 1962.[4] The station opened as an infill station on the short-lived CalTrain line on December 29, 1982, only to close just over two months later. The current station building was constructed in 1996. A station platform has existed since 1992.

2008 Chatsworth train collision[edit]

On September 12, 2008, a westbound Metrolink Ventura County Line train was involved in the 2008 Chatsworth train collision after it had departed this station. It collided head-on with a Union Pacific freight train in Chatsworth.[5]

2012 Orange Line Chatsworth extension[edit]

The Orange Line platform with floor mural and wallpaperl

The 4 mile (6.4 km) Orange Line extension runs from Canoga Station north to the Chatsworth Metrolink Station, for the Los Angeles County Metro Liner system. The northwestern Orange Line terminus and transfer connections is at the station. There's currently a shuttle operating between Warner Center station and Chatsworth Metro Orange Line Station during weekday peaks.

Transit connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Train Web: Chatsworth". 
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  4. ^ Great American Stations Accessed January 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "Los Angeles Times coverage of the Metrolink accident". 

External links[edit]

Media related to Chatsworth Station at Wikimedia Commons