Facts & Numbers
Metrolink in Perspective
Metrolink is the nation's 3rd largest commuter rail system with 409 unduplicated route miles. See our station map »
2.8 million train miles per year and 400 million passenger miles per year.
Metrolink has a very low tax subsidy of $0.35 per passenger mile.
60% of Metrolink riders travel across county lines.
81% of weekday trips are work-related.
82% of Metrolink riders own an automotive but choose Metrolink.
- Reduces 8.7 million car trips annually
- Reduces 110,338 metric tons of greenhouse gasses (GHG) emissions
- Reduces traffic volume during the peak hour in peak direction by up to 28% on parallel freeways
- The average construction cost per mile of Metrolink track is $8 million compared to $30 million per mile for freeway lanes
- Q1 '17-18 Fact Sheet
In FY 2016, revenue recovery ratio was 41.8%, the highest of any major transit system in southern California.
In FY 2016, 4 new stations were added to the 91 Line, adding 21 route miles and extending to Perris Valley in Riverside County.
In FY 2016, Metrolink introduced Mobile Ticketing for all its customers.
Learn more about our Mobile Ticketing App »
In FY 2016, Metrolink introduced its first of 40 Tier-4 locomotives, the highest EPA rating for low emissions. These locomotives will eliminate 85% of current emissions.
Learn more about our Tier 4 locomotives »
In FY 2015, Metrolink was the first railroad in the nation to implement Positive Train Control (PTC). PTC is the centerpiece of Metrolink’s unwavering focus on safety by providing collision avoidance and over-speeding prevention.
Learn more about Positive Train Control (PTC) at Metrolink »
Source: FY 2017-2018 Budget Book
|Number of Routes||7|
|SCRRA O&M Revenue Tracks Only (unduplicated)||249|
|SCRRA O&M and non-SCRRA Revenue Tracks (unduplicated)||412|
|Trains Operated - Weekdays||171|
|Trains Operated - Weekends||48 (SAT), 42 (SUN)|
|Average Riders - Weekdays||37,954|
|Total Passenger Miles Traveled||101,634,920|
|Stations in Service
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Source: FY 2017-2018 Q1 FACT SHEET
|San Bernardino Line||8,833||3,844||2,870|
|Ventura County Line||3,861||n/a||n/a|
|Antelope Valley Line||5,841||2,579||2,301|
|Orange County Line||8,572||1,954||1,895|
|Inland Empire – Orange County Line||4,670||728||454|
|91/Perris Valley Line||2,995||899||608|
Source: FY 2017-2018 Q2 FACT SHEET
|Number of Locomotives||56 (53 Owned, 3 Leased)|
|Number of Passenger Cars||258|
|Installed Ticket Vending Machines||133|
|At-Grade Crossings (SCRRA)||356|
|Pedestrian At-Grade Crossings (SCRRA)||8|
|Undergrade Crossings (Railroad Over) (SCRRA)||148|
|Overgrade Crossings (Railroad Under) (SCRRA)||100|
|Public At-Grade Crossings (SCRRA & Freight Owned)||491|
|Pedestrian Only At-Grade Crossings (SCRRA & Freight Owned)||29|
|Undergrade Crossings (SCRRA & freight Owned)||148|
|Overgrade Crossings (SCRRA and Freight Owned)||100|
Source: FY 2017-2018 Q2 FACT SHEET
|Annual Budgeted Revenues||$100.6 million|
|Annual Operating Budget||$243 million|
|Annual Budgeted Operating Subsidy||$142.4 million|
|Los Angeles County||$71.7 million|
|Orange County||$28.2 million|
|Riverside County||$17.7 million|
|San Bernardino County||$15 million|
|Ventura County||$9.8 million|
|Revenue Recovery Budget||41.4 %|
|Fare box Recovery Budget||35.1%|
|Capital Program Budget||$395.2 million|
|Budgeted Annual Fare Box Revenue||$84.58 million|
|Budgeted Annual Maintenance of Way Revenue||$14.64 million|
|Budgeted Annual Dispatching Revenue||$2.59 million|
For more in-depth financial information, including our Annual Reports and Annual Budgets, please visit the Financial Reports page.
Source: FY 2016-2017 Budget Book
|Date of Formation||August 1991|
|Start of Service||1992|
|Form of Government||Joint Powers Authority|
|Number of Board Members||11|
|Los Angeles County||4|
|Maintenance of Way||143|