Glendale Transportation Center
|Amtrak and Metrolink commuter rail station|
The Glendale Transportation Center building
|Location||400 West Cerritos Avenue
Glendale, CA 91204
|Owned by||City of Glendale|
|Platforms||1 side platform, 1 island platform|
|Connections||Greyhound, Glendale Beeline, Metro Local, Metro Rapid|
|Passengers (2015)||51,009 4.7% (Amtrak)|
Glendale Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
|Location||Glendale, California, USA|
|Architect||Maurice Couchot & Kenneth MacDonald, Jr.|
|Architectural style||Mission Revival—Spanish Colonial Revival|
|NRHP Reference #||97000376|
|Added to NRHP||May 2, 1997|
The Glendale Amtrak/Metrolink Station, often referred to as the Glendale Transportation Center, is an Amtrak and Metrolink rail station in the city of Glendale, California. This station used to be known as Tropico.
It is served by Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego, Amtrak's bus route from Bakersfield to Los Angeles, Metrolink's Ventura County Line from Los Angeles Union Station to Montalvo, and Metrolink's Metrolink Antelope Valley Line. Until April 25, 2005, Amtrak's Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle stopped here as well.
Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Glendale was the 37th-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 100 passengers daily.
10 Pacific Surfliner trains serve the station daily and 54 Metrolink trains serve the station each weekday and 12 Antelope Valley Line trains serve the station on Saturday and Sunday. There is no Metrolink service on the Ventura County Line on weekends.
The station also serves as a stop for Greyhound Lines buses, but only when passengers are ticketed to or from here, because there is no longer an office. The future plan for this stop, concerning tickets, is to have passengers go and buy tickets elsewhere or online. There is no longer a Greyhound ticketing kiosk here.
Originally known as the Glendale Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, it was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad in the Mission Revival and Spanish Colonial Revival architectural styles in 1923. It had replaced the Atwater Tract Office dating from 1883. The city bought the depot from Southern Pacific in 1989 and acquired adjacent properties to create an intermodal center. Restoration of the historic building and the construction of other elements of the intermodal center cost approximately $6 million.
In May 1997, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has recently undergone an extensive renovation.
Platforms and tracks
|Northbound||■ Pacific Surfliner||toward San Luis Obispo (Burbank–Bob Hope Airport)|
|■ Antelope Valley Line||toward Lancaster (Downtown Burbank)|
|■ Ventura County Line||toward East Ventura (Downtown Burbank)|
|Southbound||■ Pacific Surfliner||toward San Diego-Union Station (Los Angeles)|
|■ Antelope Valley Line||toward L.A. Union Station (Terminus)|
|■ Ventura County Line||toward L.A. Union Station (Terminus)|
|Bypass track||■ Coast Starlight||No stops|
- Metro Local: 94, 180, 181, 183, 603
- Metro Rapid: 780, 794
- Glendale Beeline: 1, 2 and Express routes 11, 12
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Retrieved 21 January 2016.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on January 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-06. External link in
- Willman, Martha L. (December 12, 1991) "Council Eyes Scaled-Down Transit Center : Transportation: Officials lean toward cutting the cost of railroad depot project by $1 million. The new proposal would reduce parking space for cars and buses." Los Angeles Times
- Great American Stations. Accessed February 7, 2013.
- Media related to Glendale, California at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak California Station Info Page
- Metrolink – Glendale
- Greatamericanstations.com—Great American Stations: Glendale Station (GDL)