Victor Valley Transportation Center

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Victor Valley Transportation Center
Victor Valley Transportation Center 2118 16.JPG
Location16838/16858 D Street
Victorville CA 92392[1]
United States
Coordinates34°32′15″N 117°17′36″W / 34.53750°N 117.29333°W / 34.53750; -117.29333Coordinates: 34°32′15″N 117°17′36″W / 34.53750°N 117.29333°W / 34.53750; -117.29333
Owned byCity of Victorville
Line(s)BNSF Railway Cajon Subdivison
Platforms1 side and 1 island platform
Tracks2 + 1 through track
Train operatorsAmtrak
Bus stands8
Bus operatorsVictor Valley Transit Authority
Greyhound Lines
Amtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak platform: VRV
Amtrak bus stop: VRB
Traffic
Passengers (2013)7,290[2]
Services
Preceding station   BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak   Following station
toward Los Angeles
Southwest Chief
toward Chicago
  Former services  
toward Los Angeles
Desert Wind
Discontinued in 1997
toward Chicago
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
Main Line
Location
Victor Valley Transportation Center is located in California
Victor Valley Transportation Center
Victor Valley Transportation Center
Location within California

The Victor Valley Transportation Center is an intermodal transit center in Victorville, California that is served by Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation), Greyhound, the Victor Valley Transit Authority and military shuttles to Fort Irwin.[3] The center also serves as a Park and ride facility for carpooling commuters. The station building is open during service hours, with a waiting area and restrooms.

Services[edit]

Amtrak waiting area and platform

The station is served by the Amtrak Southwest Chief, once daily in each direction. As of 3 November 2013, the eastbound train still stops at 9:10 pm on its way to Chicago, Illinois, while the westbound train still stops at 4:18 am on its way to Los Angeles. Amtrak California also operates Thruway motorcoach service to the station, with twice daily service to Bakersfield for connections to the San Joaquins.

Greyhound operates service north-east to Barstow; Las Vegas, Nevada; and points beyond, as well as service south-west to San Bernardino and on to Los Angeles.[4] Since the demise of commuter bus service to the Inland Empire, the Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) offers subsidized Greyhound tickets to passengers traveling to either San Bernardino or Barstow.[5] A Greyhound ticket agent is on duty six days a week.

Despite the station's generously sized bus terminal, it is served by only two of the VVTA's 18 routes. (The main transfer point for VVTA service is located 2 miles south, at 7th/Lorene.) Route 22-Helendale serves the station in both directions, and route 41-Apple Valley/Victorville provides service inbound towards Victorville. There is no Sunday service.

Free parking is available in two lots, with the passenger drop-off lot limited to 2 hours and the park and ride lot limited to 24 hours. There is a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station on site.

Statistics[edit]

Of the 73 California stations served by Amtrak, Victorville was the 66th-busiest in FY2010, boarding or detraining an average of approximately 15 passengers daily.[6]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

1-2  Southwest Chief toward Los Angeles (San Bernardino)
 Southwest Chief toward Chicago (Barstow)
3  Bypass/Freight line No passenger service

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Victorville, CA - Southwest Chief Train (VRV)". amtrak.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014.
  2. ^ "Great American Stations: Victorville, CA (VRV)". greatamericanstations.com. Amtrak. Retrieved 27 Nov 2012.
  3. ^ "NTC Commuter Bus". Commuter Options. National Training Center, Fort Irwin. Retrieved January 2016. Victor Valley Transit Authority (VVTA) operates bus service from Victorville, Silver Lakes and Barstow to and from Fort Irwin called the “NTC Commuter”. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ http://www.discoverypass.com/images/routemap/pagemap/3at.gif[dead link]
  5. ^ "ATTENTION GREYHOUND PASSENGERS!!!" (PDF). www.vvta.org. Victor Valley Transit Authority. Retrieved 11 Jan 2014.
  6. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2010, State of California" (PDF). amtrak.com. Amtrak. Nov 2010. Retrieved 6 Jan 2011.

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