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Southern California Regional Rail Authority
817 W Seventh St, 7th Flr, LA 90017; (213) 244-6723

Metrolink is a regional commuter rail system formed in 1991 to serve Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Riverside counties, as well as Northern San Diego county. Metrolink is built and administered by the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA), a joint-powers board made up of representatives from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA-Los Angeles County), OCTA (Orange County Transit Authority), Riverside County Transportation Commission, Ventura County Transportation Commission and the San Bernardino Association of Governments. The trains run on existing right-of-way used by freight and passenger trains. Amtrak has been contracted to provide engineers and conductors for train service.


Metrolink Lines


Route Miles


Average Weekday Riders (
July 2004 July 2003

San Bernardino


October 1992

10,728 9,985

Ventura County


October 1992

4,221 4,433

Antelope Valley


October 1992

6,817 5,733



June 1993

4,629 4,325

Orange County


March 1994

5,727 5,410

Inland Empire-Orange County


October 1995

3,485 3,685
91 Line (Riverside/Fullerton/LA) 61.5 2002 1,802 1,670


Metrolink is operated by AMTRAK under contract with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority. The line operates 39 low-emission GM EMD locomotives and 155 double-deck passenger cars built by UTDC/Bombardier of Canada. In 1992, Metrolink purchased 338 miles of right-of-way track from the former Atchison, Topeka, & Santa Fe Railway (now Burlington Northern), though the freight railway retains trackage rights.



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