Riverside–La Sierra station

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Riverside–La Sierra
Metrolink (California)
Metrolink commuter rail
La Sierra Metrolink entrance.jpg
Location10901 Indiana Avenue
Riverside, California 92503
Coordinates33°54′00″N 117°28′13″W / 33.8999°N 117.4703°W / 33.8999; -117.4703Coordinates: 33°54′00″N 117°28′13″W / 33.8999°N 117.4703°W / 33.8999; -117.4703
Owned byRiverside County Transportation Commission[1][2]
Platforms2 side platforms
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking1,082 spaces[2]
Disabled accessYes
Opened2 October 1995 (1995-10-02)[4]
Passengers (2008)1,392 daily[5]
Preceding station Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink Following station
Corona–North Main 91/Perris Valley Line Riverside–Downtown
Corona–North Main
toward Oceanside
Inland Empire–Orange County Line Riverside–Downtown
Location of Riverside – La Sierra station on a map of the Los Angeles area
Location of Riverside – La Sierra station on a map of the Los Angeles area
Riverside–La Sierra
Location just outside of Los Angeles

Riverside–La Sierra is a train station served by Metrolink commuter rail in the La Sierra South neighborhood[6] of Riverside, California, United States.[1][2] Due to its large parking area, it is the second-largest station served by Metrolink, after Union Station.[7] La Sierra University is located a few miles from the station.[8]

The station is owned by the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC).[1][2]


La Sierra Metrolink sign.jpg

Riverside–La Sierra opened on 2 October 1995 with the opening of the Inland Empire–Orange County (IEOC) Line.[9][10]

In 2002, Riverside Public Utilities began building a solar covered carport at the station.[7] The carport was completed in 2003.[7]

Current services[edit]

Rail services[edit]

Two Metrolink lines serve Riverside–La Sierra: the IEOC Line and the 91 Line.[1][2][11]

Bus services[edit]

Riverside Transit Agency Route 15 stops at the station,[12] as does Orange County Transportation Authority Route 794.[3]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Westbound  91 Line toward L.A. Union Station (Corona–North Main)
 Inland Empire–Orange County Line toward Oceanside (Corona–North Main)
 Southwest Chief No stops
Eastbound  91 Line toward Perris–South (Riverside–Downtown)
 Inland Empire–Orange County Line toward San Bernardino–Downtown (Riverside–Downtown)
 Southwest Chief No stops

Future development[edit]

An apartment development under construction at the station in August 2016

RCTC developed plans in the 2000s to build a transit-oriented development (TOD) at the station, enlarge the parking lot, and build improved bus facilities.[9][10][13][14] In 2010, Caltrans granted funds to increase parking capacity at the station.[15] As of 2016, the parking expansion was in the public comment phase, and the TOD apartment complex was under construction.[16][17]


  1. ^ a b c d "Metrolink Stations". Riverside County Transportation Commission. Archived from the original on 24 March 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Route 794" (PDF). Orange County Transportation Authority. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  3. ^ Haldane, David (1 October 1995). "New Line, Less Stress Starting Monday". Los Angeles Times. p. 176. Retrieved 6 July 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Reyes, David (5 July 2008). "Metrolink growth strains station parking capacity". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 February 2010. Number of daily arriving and departing passengers at busiest stations*[...]Riverside-La Sierra: 1,392
  5. ^ "La Sierra South Neighborhood". Riverside, California: City of Riverside, California. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  6. ^ a b c "La Sierra Metrolink Station Carport". Riverside, California: City of Riverside, California. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  7. ^ "Directions to the La Sierra University Library". Riverside, California: La Sierra University. Archived from the original on 17 March 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010. The La Sierra-Riverside Metrolink train station is about two miles from the campus.
  8. ^ a b "Approval of Release of Statement of Qualifications/Request for Proposal for the Joint Development of the Riverside-Downtown Station" (PDF). Riverside County Transportation Commission. 12 April 2006. pp. 1, 2. Retrieved 6 February 2010.[dead link]
  9. ^ a b "Train Station Concepts (Los Angeles-Indio Corridor)". A Better Inland Empire. San Fernando, California: The Transit Coalition. Retrieved 6 February 2010.
  10. ^ "Days of Operation". Southern California Regional Rail Authority. Archived from the original on 22 February 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2010.
  11. ^ "15: Downtown Riverside - Merced & Magnolia" (PDF). Riverside Transit Agency. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  12. ^ "Amendment with Engineering Resources of Southern California for Design of the La Sierra Station Parking Lot Expansion" (PDF). Riverside County Transportation Commission. 8 April 2009. p. 1. Retrieved 6 February 2010. The proposal is to expand the station parking facility and add approximately 500 parking spaces. In addition, a new street entrance will be provided along Indiana Avenue and the facility will have dedicated bus stops and passenger loading area.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Agreement with BRE Properties for Transit Oriented Development at the La Sierra Metrolink Station" (PDF). Riverside County Transportation Commission. 12 September 2007. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 6 February 2010. The TOD [transit-oriented development] project at the La Sierra Station proposed by BRE Properties...[dead link]
  14. ^ Begley, Dug (13 May 2010). "Inland receives its share of state transit bond money". The Press-Enterprise. Riverside, California: Press-Enterprise Company. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 17 May 2010. Other awards include $870,637 to add parking spaces at the La Sierra Metrolink station
  15. ^ Gruszecki, Debra (25 March 2015). "CORONA: Builder opens luxury apartment community". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  16. ^ fIEtser (24 August 2016). "More Parking, Apartments Headed for Riverside's La Sierra Metrolink Station". iNLand fIEts. Retrieved 25 May 2017.

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