Lancaster
Metrolink commuter rail station
Lancaster station, 2012
Location44812 Sierra Highway
Lancaster, California 93534
Coordinates34°41′48″N 118°08′12″W / 34.69667°N 118.13667°W / 34.69667; -118.13667Coordinates: 34°41′48″N 118°08′12″W / 34.69667°N 118.13667°W / 34.69667; -118.13667
Owned byCity of Lancaster
Line(s)SCRRA Valley Subdivision[1]
Platforms1 side platform
Tracks4
ConnectionsAmtrak Thruway Motorcoach
Construction
ParkingApproximately 140 spaces
Bicycle facilitiesLockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Station codeLCS
History
OpenedJanuary 24, 1994[2]
Services
Preceding station Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink Following station
Terminus Antelope Valley Line Palmdale
Location

Lancaster Station is owned by and located in the city of Lancaster, California. It serves as a connection transfer point for 9 public transportation bus routes, and 1 Amtrak Bus Thruway route, as well as the final Metrolink train station on the Antelope Valley line that originates 69 miles (111 km) away in downtown Los Angeles, at Union Station. 18 |Metrolink trains, (9 northbound / 9 southbound) serve the station each weekday and 12 Metrolink trains, (6 northbound / 6 southbound) serves on the 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.

History

Metrolink's Antelope Valley Line originally terminated in Santa Clarita, and was named the Santa Clarita line. Its plans to extend the line were expedited by almost 10 years following the 1994 Northridge earthquake, which collapsed sections of the SR 14 and I-5 freeways. The Navy Seabee construction battalion and crews from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works built an emergency Lancaster station in three days, and Metrolink service began on January 24,[2] one week after the earthquake.[3]

Platforms and tracks

East tracks (3)  Freight lines No passenger service
West track  Antelope Valley Line toward L.A. Union Station (Palmdale)

Bus services

References

  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail Network Schematics" (PDF). California Department of Transportation.
  2. ^ a b Brooks, Carole A. (January 25, 1994). "Local Metrolink Line Sets System Record Monday With 16,000 Riders". The Signal. Santa Clarita, California. p. 10. Retrieved January 8, 2021 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  3. ^ Gbenekama, Delana G. (October 2012). Metrolink 20th Anniversary Report (PDF). HWDS and Associates, Inc. pp. 9, 48. Retrieved May 21, 2018.