Glendale Transportation Center

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Glendale Transportation Center
The Glendale Transportation Center building
Location400 West Cerritos Avenue
Glendale, California
Owned byCity of Glendale
Line(s)SCRRA Valley Subdivision[1]
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
ConnectionsGreyhound, Glendale Beeline, Metro Local, Metro Rapid
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGDL
Passengers (2017)55,032[2]Increase 5.03% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Pacific Surfliner
Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink
toward Lancaster
Antelope Valley Line
toward East Ventura
Ventura County Line
Glendale Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
Glendale Transportation Center Historical Plaque.jpg
Glendale Transportation Center is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Glendale Transportation Center
Glendale Transportation Center is located in California
Glendale Transportation Center
Glendale Transportation Center is located in the United States
Glendale Transportation Center
LocationGlendale, California, USA
Coordinates34°07′25″N 118°15′28″W / 34.123565°N 118.257844°W / 34.123565; -118.257844Coordinates: 34°07′25″N 118°15′28″W / 34.123565°N 118.257844°W / 34.123565; -118.257844
ArchitectMaurice Couchot & Kenneth MacDonald, Jr.
Architectural styleMission RevivalSpanish Colonial Revival
NRHP reference #97000376
Added to NRHPMay 2, 1997

Glendale Transportation Center is an Amtrak and Metrolink rail station in the city of Glendale, California. It is served by the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner intercity rail route and the Metrolink Ventura County Line and Metrolink Antelope Valley Line commuter rail routes.


Southern Pacific Railroad Lark at Glendale in 1965

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.[3] Restoration of the historic building and the construction of other elements of the intermodal center cost approximately $6 million.[4]

In May 1997, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has recently undergone an extensive renovation.[citation needed]

Until April 25, 2005, the station was also served by Amtrak's Coast Starlight route.[citation needed]

Transit connections[edit]

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.[5]


  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 7, 2013.
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