Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs
The Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs station in September 2016. A BNSF freight train is on the left.
General information
Location12700 Imperial Highway
Norwalk, California
Coordinates33°54′58″N 118°03′37″W / 33.9162°N 118.0602°W / 33.9162; -118.0602
Owned byCities of Norwalk and Santa Fe Springs
Line(s)BNSF San Bernardino Subdivision[1]
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
ConnectionsNorwalk Transit
Santa Fe Springs Metrolink Express
Construction
Parking630 spaces, 18 accessible spaces, paid[2]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks, lockers[2]
AccessibleYes
History
OpenedJuly 17, 1995 (1995-07-17)[3]
Services
Preceding station Metrolink Following station
L.A. Union Station
Terminus
91/Perris Valley Line Buena Park
Orange County Line Buena Park
toward Oceanside
Commerce
(limited service)
Location
Map

Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs station is a Metrolink rail station in the city of Norwalk, California. It is served by Metrolink's 91/Perris Valley Line from Los Angeles Union Station to Riverside and Metrolink's Orange County Line running from Los Angeles Union Station to Oceanside. On weekdays, this station is served by 19 Orange County Line trains and nine 91/Perris Valley Line trains. On weekends, eight Orange County Line trains and four 91/Perris Valley Line trains serve this station.

Platforms and tracks

Bridge Bridge between platforms
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound      91/Perris Valley Line toward L.A. Union Station (Terminus)
     Orange County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Terminus)
     Orange County Line toward L.A. Union Station (Commerce (limited))
     Southwest Chief does not stop here
     Pacific Surfliner does not stop here
     Southwest Chief does not stop here
     Pacific Surfliner does not stop here
Eastbound/
Southbound
     91/Perris Valley Line toward Perris–South (Buena Park)
     Orange County Line toward Oceanside (Buena Park)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Transit connections

Norwalk Transit operates a connector shuttle bus service Route 4 which covers the 2.8-mile (4.5 km) gap between the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Transportation Center and the Metro C Line station in Norwalk. All Norwalk Transit and LA Metro connections, including Route 4, are free with a Metrolink ticket.

Future plans

There have been persistent proposals, especially due to the original plans for the Century Freeway to connect to the 5, for a 2.8-mile (4.5 km) eastward extension of the Los Angeles Metro Rail’s C Line from its current eastern terminus at Norwalk station to reach Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs station.[4][5] This project carries a proposed cost of $321 million for an aerial bridge, and a $360 million cost for an underground tunnel. Since an initial Environmental Impact Review (EIR) in 1993, there has been no solid progress for this proposal. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) 2009 Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) lists funding priorities to build through year 2040 – the C Line east extension is not a funded project in the Metro's 2009 LRTP (or through either Measure R or Measure M) and is instead in the Tier 1 Strategic Unfunded Plan.[6]

References

  1. ^ SMA Rail Consulting (April 2016). "California Passenger Rail Network Schematics" (PDF). California Department of Transportation. p. 22.
  2. ^ a b "Buena Park Train Station". Metrolink. Retrieved June 26, 2024.
  3. ^ "Metrolink Station Opens". The Los Angeles Times. July 18, 1995. p. 23. Retrieved July 5, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Weikel, Dan (January 10, 2016). "Closing 2.8-mile transit gap in Norwalk could smooth regional commute". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  5. ^ Wattenhofer, Jeff (January 11, 2016). "Metro Green Line Could Finally Be Connected to Metrolink in Southeast Los Angeles". Curbed LA. Retrieved March 15, 2021.
  6. ^ "2009 Long Range Transportation Plan" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). 2010. p. 31. Retrieved January 9, 2016.