Riverside–La Sierra station
|Metrolink commuter rail|
|Location||10901 Indiana Avenue|
Riverside, California 92503
|Owned by||Riverside County Transportation Commission|
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||2 October 1995|
|Passengers (2008)||1,392 daily|
Riverside–La Sierra is a train station served by Metrolink commuter rail in the La Sierra South neighborhood of Riverside, California, United States. Due to its large parking area, it is the second-largest station served by Metrolink, after Union Station. La Sierra University is located a few miles from the station.
Platforms and tracks
|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|
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. In 2010, Caltrans granted funds to increase parking capacity at the station. As of 2016[update], the parking expansion was in the public comment phase, and the TOD apartment complex was under construction.
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Number of daily arriving and departing passengers at busiest stations*[...]Riverside-La Sierra: 1,392
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- "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.
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- "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]
- "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]
- 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
- Gruszecki, Debra (25 March 2015). "CORONA: Builder opens luxury apartment community". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
- 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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