Palmdale Transportation Center
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The Palmdale Transportation Center is a multi-modal transportation center featuring a Metrolink rail station, a local bus hub, and commuter bus hub, in the city of Palmdale, California. The center was completely rebuilt in April 2005. It now features a "clock tower plaza" which has an enclosed waiting room with concessions and vending, public telephone, restrooms, a bus pass sales office, and security service. For those who wish to wait closer to the services, the center has four partially enclosed shelters at the bus hub and six partially enclosed shelters for the rail platform. The center also has a large parking lot for those who wish to "Park and Ride" the Metrolink or commuter buses.
|Metrolink commuter rail station|
The Palmdale Transportation Center
|Location||39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive|
Palmdale, CA 93550
|Owned by||City of Palmdale|
|Platforms||1 side platform|
|Connections||Amtrak Thruway Bus Service|
Antelope Valley Transit Authority
Santa Clarita Transit
|Parking||586 "Park and Ride" lot spaces|
|Bicycle facilities||8 Locker Spaces|
Built in three days after the 1994 Northridge earthquake, the center is served by Metrolink's Antelope Valley Line from Los Angeles Union Station to Lancaster. Twenty-one Metrolink trains serve the station each weekday and 12 trains serve on weekends. Weekday Metrolink service runs primarily at peak hours in the peak direction of travel while weekend departures and arrivals are fairly evenly spaced throughout the day.
Platforms and tracksEdit
|East track||■ Bypass/Freight line||No passenger service|
|West track||■ Antelope Valley Line||toward Lancaster (Terminus)|
|■ Antelope Valley Line||toward L.A. Union Station (Vincent Grade/Acton)|
The center is also designated as a stop on the future California High-Speed Rail line from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It is also the terminus of the planned Desert Xpress high-speed rail line to Las Vegas.
The center serves as a hub for the Antelope Valley Transit Authority, the city's local bus system as well as a hub for its commuter bus network to Los Angeles. City of Santa Clarita Transit also serves the station with its commuter bus system to Santa Clarita which serve to supplement Metrolink service when the trains go only as far as the stations in Santa Clarita. Greyhound Bus also serves the station.
- Route 12- Bakersfield/Victorville
- Local: 1, 3, 7, 9, Lake LA Express
- Commuter Express: 785, 786, 787
- North County TRANSporter (790)
- School Service: 97
- Route 557 - Palmdale/Los Angeles