Irvine Transportation Center

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Irvine Transportation Center
Intermodal transit center
My train arrives.jpg
A Metrolink train pulls in to Irvine.
Location 15215 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, California 92618
United States
Coordinates 33°39′24″N 117°44′01″W / 33.6568°N 117.7335°W / 33.6568; -117.7335Coordinates: 33°39′24″N 117°44′01″W / 33.6568°N 117.7335°W / 33.6568; -117.7335
Owned by City of Irvine
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Bus stands 8
Bus operators Intercity Bus OCTA
Intercity Bus iShuttle
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code Amtrak code: IRV
Opened 1985
Passengers (2013) 425,041[1]Increase 0.81% (Amtrak)
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
Pacific Surfliner
Inland Empire–Orange County Line
toward Oceanside
Orange County Line
Location of the Irvine Train Station.
Location of the Irvine Train Station.
Location within Los Angeles

Irvine Transportation Center[2] (also referred to as Irvine Station[3]) is a passenger rail and bus terminal in Irvine, California, United States. Located on the southwest end of the decommissioned Marine Corps Air Station El Toro, it is served by Amtrak California's Pacific Surfliner route, two Metrolink commuter rail lines, and multiple Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) bus routes. FlyAway Bus coach service to Los Angeles International Airport was formerly provided from the station.[4]

The $13 million Irvine Transportation Center opened on June 1, 1990 when Irvine was officially added to the Amtrak timetable as a stop on the route of the San Diegan (later renamed the Pacific Surfliner).[5] On 25 August 2008, a new four-story parking structure was opened to expand available parking at the station by 1,500 spots.[6]

The station has been mentioned as a possible location for the terminus of the Irvine leg of the California High-Speed Rail project.[7]

When Amtrak is doing track work on the San Diego Sub,[clarification needed] this is the terminus for the line.

Rail ridership[edit]

Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Irvine was the fourth busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 1750 passengers daily.[8] It is Amtrak's seventeenth-busiest station nationwide.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northbound  Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo (Santa Ana)
 Inland Empire–Orange County Line toward San Bernardino (Tustin)
 Orange County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Tustin)
Southbound  Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Union Station (San Juan Capistrano)
 Inland Empire–Orange County Line toward Oceanside (Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo)
 Orange County Line toward Oceanside (Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo)



Several OCTA bus routes operate to the Irvine Transportation Center:

  • Route 86 is a local bus that operates from Costa Mesa to Mission Viejo via Alton and Jeronimo.
  • Route 188 is a community bus that operates from Laguna Hills to Irvine via Moulton, Irvine Center Drive, Alton and Ridge Route.
  • Route 211 is an intracounty express route via the 405 freeway. It operates from Seal Beach to Irvine Express.
  • Route 480 is a StationLink route. It operates from Irvine Transportation Center to Lake Forest via Alton, Bake and Lake Forest drive.
  • Route 482 is a StationLink route. It operates from Irvine Transportation Center to Irvine Center Drive and Discovery via Barranca and Alton.
  • Route 758 is an intercounty express route. It operates from Chino to Irvine Spectrum express.


The city of Irvine's iShuttle has two routes[9] that serve the station:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2013 California Report" (PDF). Amtrak. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Irvine, CA (IRV)". Amtrak. Retrieved 2015-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Irvine Station". City of Irvine. Retrieved 2015-08-06. 
  4. ^ "News Content". 
  5. ^ Amtrak History and Archives. Accessed 2 February 2013.
  6. ^ "1,500 parking spaces in new train station garage". The Orange County Register. 
  7. ^ CA High-Speed Rail Authority. "Route Map". Retrieved 2009-03-15. 
  8. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-06. 
  9. ^
  10. ^ Irvine Shuttle Route C
  11. ^ Irvine Shuttle Route D

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