Irvine Transportation Center

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Irvine Transportation Center
Intermodal transit center
My train arrives.jpg
A Metrolink train pulls in to Irvine, April 2008.
Location15215 Barranca Parkway
Irvine, California 92618
United States
Coordinates33°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 byCity of Irvine
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Bus stands8
Bus operatorsIntercity Bus OC Bus
Intercity Bus iShuttle
Construction
ParkingYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak code: IRV
History
OpenedJune 1, 1990 (1990-06-01)
Traffic
Passengers (2015)421,736[1]Increase 3.7% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Santa Ana Pacific Surfliner San Juan Capistrano
toward San Diego
Preceding station Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink Following station
Tustin Inland Empire–Orange County Line Laguna Niguel/​Mission Viejo
toward Oceanside
Tustin Orange County Line
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Santa Ana Orange County Commuter San Juan Capistrano
Terminus
San Diegan San Juan Capistrano
toward San Diego
Location
Location of Irvine Transportation Center within Los Angeles
Location of Irvine Transportation Center within Los Angeles
Irvine Transportation Center
Location within Southern California

Irvine Transportation Center[2] (also referred to as Irvine Station[3]) is a passenger rail and bus terminal in the Irvine Spectrum district of southeastern 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.

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).[4][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]

Rail ridership[edit]

In FY2009, Irvine served about 3,000 total passengers daily for Metrolink and Amtrak.[7]

Irvine served an average of approximately 1,155 Amtrak passengers daily in FY2015.[8]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Northbound  Pacific Surfliner toward San Luis Obispo | LAUPT (Los Angeles Union) (Santa Ana)
 Inland Empire–Orange County Line toward San Bernardino–Downtown (Tustin)
 Orange County Line toward LAUPT (Los Angeles Union) | Fullerton (Tustin)
Southbound  Pacific Surfliner toward San Diego-Santa Fe Depot (San Juan Capistrano)
 Inland Empire–Orange County Line toward Oceanside (Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo)
 Orange County Line toward Oceanside | Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo(Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo)

Buses[edit]

OCTA[edit]

Four 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 206 is an intracounty express route via the 5 freeway. It operates from Santa Ana to Lake Forest.
  • Route 211 is an intracounty express route via the 405 freeway. It operates from Huntington Beach to Irvine.
  • Route 480 is a StationLink route. It operates from Irvine Transportation Center to Lake Forest via Alton, Bake and Lake Forest drive.

iShuttle[edit]

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

Former bus services[edit]

FlyAway Bus coach service to Los Angeles International Airport was formerly provided from the station.[13]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 February 2016. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  2. ^ "Irvine, CA (IRV)". Amtrak. Retrieved 2015-08-09.
  3. ^ "Irvine Station". City of Irvine. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  4. ^ Amtrak History and Archives. Accessed 2 February 2013.
  5. ^ Teeboom, Leon (June 2, 1990). "Passenger Service on Track Again". Los Angeles Times. p. 198. Retrieved July 5, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "1,500 parking spaces in new train station garage". The Orange County Register.
  7. ^ Irvine Metrolink Station Fast Facts
  8. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2015, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-02-07. Retrieved 2016-01-23.
  9. ^ http://www.irvineshuttle.net/
  10. ^ Irvine Shuttle Route C
  11. ^ Irvine Shuttle Route D
  12. ^ Irvine Shuttle Route E
  13. ^ "News Content". lawa.org.

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