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Inland Empire–Orange County Line

The Inland Empire–Orange County (IEOC) Line is a commuter rail line run by Metrolink in Southern California. It runs from San Bernardino through Orange County to Oceanside in northern San Diego County. It is the only Metrolink line not to serve Union Station in Los Angeles.

Inland Empire-Orange County Line
Riverside Metrolink.jpg
Metrolink train in Riverside
Overview
TypeCommuter rail line
SystemMetrolink
StatusOperating
LocaleInland Empire and Orange County
TerminiSan Bernardino Transit Center (Downtown)
Oceanside
Stations16
Daily ridership4,262 (2012)
Operation
OwnerBNSF Railway (San Bernardino–Anaheim Canyon)
SCRRA (Anaheim Canyon–San Clemente Pier)
NCTD (San Clemente Pier–Oceanside)
Operator(s)Metrolink
CharacterElevated and surface-level
Technical
Line length100.1 miles (161.1 km)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm)
Operating speed90 mph (140 km/h) (top)[1]
39 mph (63 km/h) (average)[2]
Route map

San Bernardino-Downtown sbX
San Bernardino Amtrak
Riverside–Downtown Amtrak
Riverside–La Sierra
Corona–North Main
Corona–West
Anaheim Canyon
Orange
Santa Ana Amtrak
Tustin
Irvine Amtrak
Laguna Niguel/​Mission Viejo
San Juan Capistrano Amtrak
San Clemente
San Clemente Pier
Metrolink weekends only
Amtrak
Oceanside AmtrakCoaster icon.svgSprinter San Diego.png

The IEOC Line, Metrolink's sixth line to be introduced, opened between Riverside and San Juan Capistrano on October 2, 1995.[3] Following the completion of track improvements the line opened to San Bernardino on March 4, 1996.[4] With the exception of the Anaheim Canyon station, the line shares all of its stations with the 91 Line, the Orange County Line, the Riverside Line, or the San Bernardino Line.

As of July 2016, eight trains in each direction serve the stations from San Bernardino - Downtown to Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo on weekdays.[5] The remainder of the trains servicing the IEOC Line cover more to all of the stations, except San Clemente Pier, which is only serviced on the weekends.[5]

In July 2006, the Orange County Transportation Authority created weekend service on the IEOC and Orange County Lines. As of August 2016, the IEOC Line schedule has two trains on Saturday and two on Sunday, each servicing every station, including San Clemente Pier.[5]

Metrolink's Downtown San Bernardino extension to San Bernardino Transit Center opened on December 16, 2017.[6]

StationsEdit

Station Location Address
San Bernardino County
San Bernardino–Downtown San Bernardino 599 W. Rialto Ave, San Bernardino
San Bernardino Depot 1170 W. 3rd Street, San Bernardino
Riverside County
Riverside–Downtown Riverside 4066 Vine St, Riverside
Riverside–La Sierra 10901 Indiana Ave, Riverside
Corona–North Main Corona 250 E. Blaine St, Corona
Corona–West 155 Auto Center Dr, Corona
Orange County
Anaheim Canyon Anaheim 1039 N. PacfiCenter Dr, Anaheim
Orange Orange 194 N. Atchison St, Orange
Santa Ana Santa Ana 1000 E. Santa Ana Blvd, Santa Ana
Tustin Tustin 2975 Edinger Ave, Tustin
Irvine Irvine 15215 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine
Laguna Niguel/​Mission Viejo Laguna Niguel 28200 Fobres Rd, Laguna Niguel
San Juan Capistrano San Juan Capistrano 26701 Verdugo Sr, San Juan Capistrano
San Clemente San Clemente 1850 Avenida Estacion, San Clemente
San Clemente Pier (weekends only) 615 Avenida Victoria, San Clemente
San Diego County
Oceanside Oceanside 235 S. Tremont St, Oceanside

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail NETWORK SCHEMATICS" (PDF). California Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ "Metrolink Fact Sheet for June 2012" (PDF). Metrolink. Archived from the original (PDF) on 22 December 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2012.
  3. ^ Anderson, Lynn (October 3, 1995). "Metrolink opens Riverside-Irvine line". The San Bernardino County Sun. p. 17. Retrieved July 6, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Anderson, Lynn (February 23, 1996). "Orange County rail line to make debut". The San Bernardino County Sun. p. 9. Retrieved July 6, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ a b c "Metrolink Timetable" (PDF). June 6, 2016. Retrieved August 12, 2016.
  6. ^ Valenzuela, Beatriz (2017-03-01). "Construction to interrupt Metrolink service in Inland Empire". San Bernardino Sun. Retrieved 2017-04-18.

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