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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.

Palmdale Transportation Center
Metrolink (California)
Metrolink commuter rail station
Palmdale Transportation Center.jpg
The Palmdale Transportation Center
Location39000 Clock Tower Plaza Drive
Palmdale, CA 93550
Coordinates34°35′27″N 118°07′10″W / 34.59083°N 118.11944°W / 34.59083; -118.11944Coordinates: 34°35′27″N 118°07′10″W / 34.59083°N 118.11944°W / 34.59083; -118.11944
Owned byCity of Palmdale
Platforms1 side platform
ConnectionsAmtrak Thruway Bus Service
Antelope Valley Transit Authority
Greyhound Lines
Santa Clarita Transit
Parking586 "Park and Ride" lot spaces
Bicycle facilities8 Locker Spaces
Bikeway Connectors
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codePMD
RebuiltApril 2005
Preceding station Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink Following station
Antelope Valley Line Vincent Grade/Acton
Future services
Preceding station California High-Speed Rail Following station
Bakersfield Phase I Burbank
towards Anaheim
Location of Palmdale Transportation Center within Los Angeles
Location of Palmdale Transportation Center within Los Angeles
Palmdale Transportation Center
Location within Los Angeles

Rail serviceEdit

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.[1] 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)

Future connectionsEdit

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.

Bus servicesEdit

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.

Amtrak California:

  • Route 12- Bakersfield/Victorville

Antelope Valley Transit Authority:

  • Local: 1, 3, 7, 9, Lake LA Express
  • Commuter Express: 785, 786, 787
  • North County TRANSporter (790)
  • School Service: 97

Greyhound Lines

  • Route 557 - Palmdale/Los Angeles[2]


  1. ^ Gbenekama, Delana G. (October 2012). Metrolink 20th Anniversary Report (PDF). HWDS and Associates, Inc. pp. 9, 48. Retrieved May 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Greyhound Schedule

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