Facts Sheets & Numbers
Metrolink in Perspective
Metrolink is the nation's 3rd largest commuter rail system with 409 unduplicated route miles and 536 total route miles. See our station map »
2.9 million train miles per year and 406 million passenger miles per year.
Metrolink has a very low public subsidy of $0.35 per passenger mile.
64% of Metrolink riders travel across county lines.
81% of weekday trips are work-related.
85% of Metrolink riders own an automotive but choose Metrolink.
- Reduces 8.9 million car trips annually
- Reduces 130,000 metric tons of greenhouse gasses (GHG) emissions
- Reduces traffic volume during the peak hour in peak direction by up to 28% on parallel freeways
- Reduces vehicle miles traveled by 339,329,158 miles
- The average construction cost per mile of Metrolink track is $8 million compared to $30 million per mile for freeway lanes
Quarterly Fact Sheets
- Q3 '18-19 Fact Sheet
- Q2 '18-19 Fact Sheet
- Q1 '18-19 Fact Sheet
- Q4 '17-18 Fact Sheet
- Q3 '17-18 Fact Sheet
- Q2 '17-18 Fact Sheet
- Q1 '17-18 Fact Sheet
Metrolink's Impact and Milestones
In FY 2019, revenue recovery ratio was 40.1%, the highest of any major transit system in southern California.
In FY 2018, 2 new stations were added to the system: Burbank Airport - North (AV Line) and San Bernardino - Downtown
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 »