Inland Empire–Orange County Line

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Inland Empire-Orange County Line
Riverside Metrolink.jpg
Metrolink train in Riverside
Overview
StatusOperating
OwnerBNSF Railway (San Bernardino–Anaheim Canyon)
SCRRA (Anaheim Canyon–OC/SD County Line)
NCTD (OC/SD County Line–Oceanside)
LocaleInland Empire, Orange County, and San Diego County
TerminiSan Bernardino Transit Center (Downtown)
Oceanside
Stations16
Service
TypeCommuter rail line
SystemMetrolink
Operator(s)Metrolink
Daily ridership4,262 (2012)
Technical
Line length100.1 miles (161.1 km)
CharacterElevated and surface-level
Track gauge4 ft 8+12 in (1,435 mm)
Operating speed90 mph (140 km/h) (top)[1]
39 mph (63 km/h) (average)[2]
Route map

(planned 2022)
San Bernardino-Downtown sbX
San Bernardino Amtrak
Riverside–Downtown Amtrak
Riverside–La Sierra
Corona–North Main
Corona–West
Anaheim Canyon
Orange
Santa Ana Amtrak
(OC Streetcar 2022)
Tustin
Irvine Amtrak
Laguna Niguel/​Mission Viejo
San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
San Clemente
San Clemente Pier
Metrolink weekends only
Amtrak
Oceanside AmtrakCoaster icon.svgSprinter San Diego.png
Handicapped/disabled access all stations are accessible

The Inland Empire–Orange County (IEOC) Line is a commuter rail line run by Metrolink in Southern California. It runs from San Bernardino through Orange County to Oceanside in northern San Diego County. It is the only Metrolink line not to serve Union Station in Los Angeles nor cross the Los Angeles River.

The IEOC Line, Metrolink's sixth line to be introduced, opened between Riverside and San Juan Capistrano on October 2, 1995.[3] Following the completion of track improvements the line opened to San Bernardino on March 4, 1996.[4] With the exception of the Anaheim Canyon station, the line shares all of its stations with the 91 Line, the Orange County Line, the Riverside Line, or the San Bernardino Line.

As of July 2016, eight trains in each direction serve the stations from San Bernardino - Downtown to Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo on weekdays.[5] The remainder of the trains servicing the IEOC Line cover more to all of the stations, except San Clemente Pier, which is only serviced on the weekends.[5]

In July 2006, the Orange County Transportation Authority created weekend service on the IEOC and Orange County Lines. As of August 2016, the IEOC Line schedule has two trains on Saturday and two on Sunday, each servicing every station, including San Clemente Pier.[5]

Metrolink's Downtown San Bernardino extension to San Bernardino Transit Center opened on December 16, 2017.[6]

Stations[edit]

Station Connections Address Location
San Bernardino–Downtown Metrolink (California) Metrolink: San Bernardino 174 S E St, San Bernardino 92401 San Bernardino San Bernardino County
San Bernardino Depot Metrolink (California) Metrolink: San Bernardino
Amtrak Amtrak: Southwest Chief
1170 W 3rd St, San Bernardino 92401
Riverside–Downtown Metrolink (California) Metrolink: 91/Perris Valley Riverside
Amtrak Amtrak: Southwest Chief
4066 Vine St, Riverside 92507 Riverside Riverside County
Riverside–La Sierra Metrolink (California) Metrolink: 91/Perris Valley 10901 Indiana Ave, Riverside 92503
Corona–North Main Metrolink (California) Metrolink: 91/Perris Valley 250 E Blaine St, Corona 92879 Corona
Corona–West Metrolink (California) Metrolink: 91/Perris Valley 155 Auto Center Dr, Corona 92880
Anaheim Canyon 1039 N PacfiCenter Dr, Anaheim 92806 Anaheim Orange County
Orange Metrolink (California) Metrolink: Orange County 194 N Atchison St, Orange 92866 Orange
Santa Ana Metrolink (California) Metrolink: Orange County
Amtrak Amtrak: Pacific Surfliner
1000 E Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana 92701 Santa Ana
Tustin Metrolink (California) Metrolink: Orange County 2975 Edinger Ave, Tustin 92780 Tustin
Irvine Metrolink (California) Metrolink: Orange County
Amtrak Amtrak: Pacific Surfliner
15215 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine 92618 Irvine
Laguna Niguel/​Mission Viejo Metrolink (California) Metrolink: Orange County 28200 Fobres Rd, Laguna Niguel 92677 Laguna Niguel
San Juan Capistrano Metrolink (California) Metrolink: Orange County
Amtrak Amtrak: Pacific Surfliner
26701 Verdugo St, San Juan Capistrano 92675 San Juan Capistrano
San Clemente Metrolink (California) Metrolink: Orange County 1850 Avenida Estacion, San Clemente 92672 San Clemente
San Clemente Pier (weekends only) Metrolink (California) Metrolink: Orange County
Amtrak Amtrak: Pacific Surfliner
615 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente 92672
Oceanside Metrolink (California) Metrolink: Orange County
Amtrak Amtrak: Pacific Surfliner
Coaster icon.svg Coaster
Sprinter San Diego.png Sprinter
235 S Tremont St, Oceanside 92054 Oceanside San Diego County

References[edit]

  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail Network Schematics" (PDF). California Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ "Metrolink Fact Sheet for June 2012" (PDF). Metrolink. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  3. ^ Anderson, Lynn (October 3, 1995). "Metrolink opens Riverside-Irvine line". The San Bernardino County Sun. p. 17. Retrieved July 6, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Anderson, Lynn (February 23, 1996). "Orange County rail line to make debut". The San Bernardino County Sun. p. 9. Retrieved July 6, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ a b c "Metrolink Timetable" (PDF). June 6, 2016. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Valenzuela, Beatriz (2017-03-01). "Construction to interrupt Metrolink service in Inland Empire". San Bernardino Sun. Retrieved 2017-04-18.

External links[edit]

Route map:

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