Facts and Figures

Operator Metrolink
System Type Commuter Rail
Year Opened
# of Lines 6
# of Cars 156
Mileage 623 miles
Gauge Standard
Stations 51
Power Diesel
Fare Media Tickets/POP
Website Metrolink
Data Date 2000
1st Visit 12/1994
Last Visit 5/2012
% Rode 2%

Los Angeles Transit
Metrolink Commuter Rail

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This commuter system is quickly becoming one of the nation's largest commuter rail networks. LA Basin traffic congestion and earthquakes have helped this system develop. There is service on some lines during mid-days and weekends. After driving in LA in March 2004, I'm not sure why daily commuters in the LA region do not take more advantage of its rail systems.

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lax-cr-burbank-031704-01.jpg (653011 bytes)Outbound train on the Ventura Line at Burbank. (3/17/04) lax-cr-union-031804-03.jpg (510972 bytes)One of the newer locomotives at Union Station in Los Angeles (3/17/04)
lax-cr-union-031804-05.jpg (571387 bytes)Older locomotive at Union Station (3/17/04) lax-cr-burbank-031804-03.jpg (678308 bytes)Outbound train at Burbank (3/17/04)
lax-cr-yards-031804-01.jpg (487420 bytes)View of the yards near Union Station. (3/17/04) lax-cr-union-031804-01.jpg (400459 bytes)Looking at the throat of LAUPT. (3/17/04)
Train at Union Station (5/20/12) Train coming in to Union Station (5/20/12)
The newer control cabs all lined up at the bumper blocks of Union Station (5/20/12)  
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