Glendale Transportation Center

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Glendale Transportation Center is an Amtrak and Metrolink rail station in the city of Glendale, California. It is served by the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner intercity rail route and the Metrolink Ventura County Line and Metrolink Antelope Valley Line commuter rail routes.

Amtrak and Metrolink station
The Glendale Transportation Center building
General information
Other namesGlendale Transportation Center
Location400 West Cerritos Avenue
Glendale, California
Coordinates34°07′25″N 118°15′28″W / 34.123565°N 118.257844°W / 34.123565; -118.257844Coordinates: 34°07′25″N 118°15′28″W / 34.123565°N 118.257844°W / 34.123565; -118.257844
Owned byCity of Glendale
Line(s)SCRRA Valley Subdivision[1]
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
ConnectionsGreyhound, Glendale Beeline, Los Angeles Metro Bus
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeAmtrak: GDL
Original companySouthern Pacific
FY201944,390[2] (Amtrak only)
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Hollywood Burbank Airport Pacific Surfliner Los Angeles
     Coast Starlight does not stop here
Preceding station Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink Following station
Downtown Burbank
toward Lancaster
Antelope Valley Line Los Angeles Union Station
Downtown Burbank Ventura County Line
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Simi Valley
toward Seattle
Coast Starlight Los Angeles
toward Sacramento
Spirit of California
Preceding station CalTrain Following station
Burbank Airport
towards Oxnard
Los Angeles–Oxnard Los Angeles Union Station
Preceding station Southern Pacific Railroad Following station
Van Nuys Coast Line River
Los Angeles
Sunset Route Alhambra
Glendale Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
Glendale Transportation Center Historical Plaque.jpg
The depot's National Register of Historic Places plaque
LocationGlendale, California, USA
ArchitectMaurice Couchot & Kenneth MacDonald, Jr.
Architectural styleCalifornia Churrigueresque
(Spanish Colonial Revival)
NRHP reference No.97000376
Added to NRHPMay 2, 1997


Southern Pacific Railroad Lark at Glendale in 1965

Originally known as the Glendale Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, it was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad in the California Churrigueresque style of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in 1923. It had replaced the Atwater Tract Office dating from 1883. The city bought the depot from Southern Pacific in 1989 and acquired adjacent properties to create an intermodal center.[3] Restoration of the historic building and the construction of other elements of the intermodal center cost approximately $6 million.[4]

In May 1997, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has recently[when?] undergone an extensive renovation.[citation needed]

Until April 25, 2005, the station was also served by Amtrak's Coast Starlight route.[5]

Transit connectionsEdit

The station also serves as a stop for Greyhound Lines buses, but there is no Greyhound ticketing kiosk or agent.[6]

  • *All beeline routes stop inside the station. All other routes stop outside of the station

Future serviceEdit

A feasibility study for a streetcar connecting with downtown is underway.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail Network Schematics" (PDF). California Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, Fiscal Year 2019: State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. May 2020. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  3. ^ Willman, Martha L. (December 12, 1991). "Council Eyes Scaled-Down Transit Center : Transportation: Officials lean toward cutting the cost of railroad depot project by $1 million. The new proposal would reduce parking space for cars and buses". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 2014-12-22. Retrieved 2014-12-04.
  4. ^ "Glendale, CA (GDL)". Great American Stations. Amtrak. Retrieved February 7, 2013.
  5. ^ "Amtrak System Timetable". The Museum of Railway Timetables. Amtrak. November 1, 2004. p. 95. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Train & Regional Bus Services | City of Glendale, CA". Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  7. ^ Seidman, Lila (2019-08-09). "Proposed Glendale streetcar rolls into focus". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-08-09.

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