Chatsworth station

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Chatsworth Transportation Center
Chatsworth Station2.jpg
Amtrak/Metrolink train platforms
Location10046 Old Depot Plaza Road
Chatsworth, California 91311
United States
Coordinates34°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 byCity of Los Angeles
Line(s)Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Platforms2 side (Amtrak/Metrolink)
1 side platform (Metro Liner)
Tracks2
Construction
Parking610 spaces
Bicycle facilities16 rack spaces
16 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: CWT
History
OpenedDecember 29, 1982; 36 years ago (December 29, 1982) (CalTrain)
1992 (Metrolink)
June 30, 2012; 6 years ago (June 30, 2012) (Metro)
Traffic
Passengers (2017)72,278[1]Increase 1.61% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Pacific Surfliner
Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink
toward East Ventura
Ventura County Line
LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway
TerminusOrange Line
Location
Chatsworth Transportation Center is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Chatsworth Transportation Center
Chatsworth Transportation Center
Location within the Los Angeles metropolitan area

Chatsworth Transportation Center is an intermodal passenger transport station in the Los Angeles community of Chatsworth, California. It is a train station for Amtrak and Metrolink. It is also served by the Metro Busway bus rapid transit system. The station includes a passenger waiting area and a small railroad museum. There is no Amtrak ticket office.[2]

It is served by Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, Metrolink's Ventura County Line from Los Angeles Union Station to East Ventura, and the Metro Orange Line to North Hollywood.

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.

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 wallpaper.

The 4 miles (6.4 km) Metro Orange Line Chatsworth extension opened June 30, 2012 and terminates at this station. The extension runs south to the Canoga station where it connects to the older portion of the Orange Line which runs to North Hollywood station.

Service[edit]

Station Layout[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 Busway
Southbound  Orange Line toward North Hollywood (Nordhoff)

Amtrak/Metrolink service[edit]

10 Pacific Surfliner trains serve the station daily and 20 Metrolink trains serve the station each weekday.

Metro Busway service[edit]

Orange Line service operates 24 hours a day.[6]

Bus connections[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Train Web: Chatsworth".
  3. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-01-24. Retrieved 2011-01-06.
  4. ^ Great American Stations Accessed January 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "Los Angeles Times coverage of the Metrolink accident".
  6. ^ "Metro Orange Line Timetable" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 24, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2018.

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