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Glendale Transportation Center

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.

Glendale Transportation Center
GlendaleStationStreetside.jpg
The Glendale Transportation Center building
Location400 West Cerritos Avenue
Glendale, California
Owned byCity of Glendale
Line(s)SCRRA Valley Subdivision[1]
Platforms1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks3
ConnectionsGreyhound, Glendale Beeline, Metro Local, Metro Rapid
Construction
Parkingyes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeGDL
History
Opened1923
Rebuilt1999
Traffic
Passengers (2017)55,032[2]Increase 5.03% (Amtrak)
Services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Hollywood Burbank Airport Pacific Surfliner Los Angeles
Preceding station Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink Following station
Downtown Burbank
toward Lancaster
Antelope Valley Line Los Angeles Union Station
Terminus
Downtown Burbank Ventura County Line
Glendale Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
Glendale Transportation Center Historical Plaque.jpg
Glendale Transportation Center is located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
Glendale Transportation Center
Glendale Transportation Center is located in California
Glendale Transportation Center
Glendale Transportation Center is located in the United States
Glendale Transportation Center
LocationGlendale, California, USA
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
ArchitectMaurice Couchot & Kenneth MacDonald, Jr.
Architectural styleCalifornia Churrigueresque
(Spanish Colonial Revival)
NRHP reference #97000376
Added to NRHPMay 2, 1997

HistoryEdit

 
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 undergone an extensive renovation.[citation needed]

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

Transit connectionsEdit

The station also serves as a stop for Greyhound Lines buses, but there is no Greyhound ticketing kiosk or agent.[5]

Future serviceEdit

A feasibility study for a streetcar connecting with downtown is underway.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 22 December 2017.
  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
  4. ^ Great American Stations. Accessed February 7, 2013.
  5. ^ http://www.glendaleca.gov/government/departments/community-development/urban-design-mobility/other-transportation-services/train-regional-bus-services
  6. ^ Seidman, Lila (2019-08-09). "Proposed Glendale streetcar rolls into focus". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-08-09.

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