Palmdale Transportation Center

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Palmdale Transportation Center
Metrolink (Southern California)
Metrolink commuter rail station
Palmdale Transportation Center.jpg
The Palmdale Transportation Center
Location 39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive
Palmdale, CA 93550
Coordinates 34°35′27″N 118°07′10″W / 34.59083°N 118.11944°W / 34.59083; -118.11944Coordinates: 34°35′27″N 118°07′10″W / 34.59083°N 118.11944°W / 34.59083; -118.11944
Owned by City of Palmdale


Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 2
Connections Amtrak Thruway Bus Service
Antelope Valley Transit Authority
Greyhound Lines
Santa Clarita Transit
Parking 586 "Park and Ride" lot spaces
Bicycle facilities 8 Locker Spaces
Bikeway Connectors
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code PMD
Opened 1994
Rebuilt April 2005
Preceding station   Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink   Following station
Antelope Valley Line
  Future services  
California High-Speed Rail
toward Merced or San Francisco
  Phase I
toward Anaheim
Location of Palmdale Transportation Center within Los Angeles
Location of Palmdale Transportation Center within Los Angeles
Palmdale Transportation Center
Location within Los Angeles

The Palmdale Transportation Center is a multi-modal transportation center featuring a Metrolink rail station, a local bus hub, and commuter bus hub, in the city of Palmdale, California. The center was completely rebuilt in April 2005. It now features a "clock tower plaza" which has an enclosed waiting room with concessions and vending, public telephone, restrooms, a bus pass sales office, and security service. For those who wish to wait closer to the services, the center has four partially enclosed shelters at the bus hub and six partially enclosed shelters for the rail platform. The center also has a large parking lot for those who wish to "Park and Ride" the Metrolink or commuter buses.

Rail service[edit]

The center is served by Metrolink's Antelope Valley Line from Los Angeles Union Station to Lancaster. Twenty-one Metrolink trains serve the station each weekday and 12 trains serve on weekends. Weekday Metrolink service runs primarily at peak hours in the peak direction of travel while weekend departures and arrivals are fairly evenly spaced throughout the day.

Platforms and tracks[edit]

East track  Bypass/Freight line No passenger service
West track  Antelope Valley Line toward Lancaster (Terminus)
 Antelope Valley Line toward L.A. Union Station (Vincent Grade/Acton)

Future connections[edit]

The center is also designated as a stop on the future California High-Speed Rail line from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It is also the terminus of the planned Desert Xpress high-speed rail line to Las Vegas.

Bus services[edit]

The center serves as a hub for the Antelope Valley Transit Authority, the city's local bus system as well as a hub for its commuter bus network to Los Angeles. City of Santa Clarita Transit also serves the station with its commuter bus system to Santa Clarita which serve to supplement Metrolink service when the trains go only as far as the stations in Santa Clarita. Greyhound Bus also serves the station.

Amtrak California:

  • Route 12- Bakersfield/Victorville

Antelope Valley Transit Authority:

  • Local: 1, 3, 7, 9, Lake LA Express
  • Commuter Express: 785, 786, 787
  • North County TRANSporter (790)
  • School Service: 97

Greyhound Lines

  • Route 557 - Palmdale/Los Angeles[1]


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