Riverside – La Sierra station

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Riverside – La Sierra
Metrolink commuter rail
La Sierra Metrolink entrance.jpg
Location 10901 Indiana Avenue
Riverside, California 92503
Coordinates 33°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 by Riverside County Transportation Commission[1][2]
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Connections Bus service
Riverside Transit Agency[3]
Orange County Transportation Authority[4]
Metrolink Shuttle[3]
RTA Dial-a-Ride[3]
Structure type At-grade
Parking 1,067 spaces[1]
Disabled access Yes
Opened 1995[5][6]
Passengers (2008) 1,392 daily[7]
Preceding station   Metrolink   Following station
91 Line
Inland Empire–Orange County Line
toward Oceanside

Riverside – La Sierra is a train station served by Metrolink commuter rail in the La Sierra South neighborhood[8] of Riverside, California, United States.[1][2] It is the second-largest station served by Metrolink, after Union Station.[9] La Sierra University is located a few miles from the station.[10]

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


Riverside – La Sierra opened in 1995 along with the opening of the Inland Empire–Orange County (IEOC) Line.[5][6]

La Sierra Metrolink sign.jpg

In 2002, Riverside Public Utilities began building a solar covered carport at the station.[9] The carport was completed in 2003.[9]

Current services[edit]

Rail services[edit]

Two Metrolink lines serve Riverside – La Sierra: the IEOC Line,[1][2] which runs daily,[11] and the 91 Line,[1][2] which runs Monday through Friday.[11]

Bus services[edit]

Riverside Transit Agency Route 15 stops at the station,[3] as does Orange County Transportation Authority Route 794.[4]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

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

Future development[edit]

RCTC is planning to enlarge the station parking lot and build improved bus facilities at the station.[12] In 2010, Caltrans granted funds to increase parking capacity at the station.[13]

A transit-oriented development is in the planning stages.[5][6][14]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Metrolink Stations". Riverside County Transportation Commission. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Transit Connections at Riverside La Sierra Station" (PDF). Metrolink. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  3. ^ a b "Route 794" (PDF download). Orange County Transportation Authority. 2009. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  4. ^ a b c "Approval of Release of Statement of Qualifications/Request for Proposal for the Joint Development of the Riverside-Downtown Station" (PDF). Riverside County Transportation Commission. 2006-04-12. pp. 1, 2. Retrieved 2010-02-06. [dead link]
  5. ^ a b c "Train Station Concepts (Los Angeles-Indio Corridor)". A Better Inland Empire. San Fernando, California: The Transit Coalition. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  6. ^ Reyes, David (2008-07-05). "Metrolink growth strains station parking capacity". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2010-02-06. Number of daily arriving and departing passengers at busiest stations*[...]Riverside-La Sierra: 1,392 
  7. ^ "La Sierra South Neighborhood". Riverside, California: City of Riverside, California. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  8. ^ a b c "La Sierra Metrolink Station Carport". Riverside, California: City of Riverside, California. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 
  9. ^ "Directions to the La Sierra University Library". Riverside, California: La Sierra University. Retrieved 2010-03-27. The La Sierra-Riverside Metrolink train station is about two miles from the campus. 
  10. ^ a b "Days of Operation". Southern California Regional Rail Authority. Retrieved 2010-04-15. 
  11. ^ "Amendment with Engineering Resources of Southern California for Design of the La Sierra Station Parking Lot Expansion" (PDF). Riverside County Transportation Commission. 2009-04-08. p. 1. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 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]
  12. ^ Begley, Dug (13 May 2010). "Inland receives its share of state transit bond money". The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, California: Press-Enterprise Company). Retrieved 2010-05-17. Other awards include $870,637 to add parking spaces at the La Sierra Metrolink station 
  13. ^ "Agreement with BRE Properties for Transit Oriented Development at the La Sierra Metrolink Station" (PDF). Riverside County Transportation Commission. 2007-09-12. pp. 1–2. Retrieved 2010-02-06. The TOD [transit-oriented development] project at the La Sierra Station proposed by BRE Properties... [dead link]

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