Facts & Numbers

Metrolink in Perspective

Metrolink is the nation's 3rd largest commuter rail system with 409 unduplicated route miles. See our route 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.
Metrolink’s service:
  • Reduces 8.7 million car trips annually
  • Reduces 110,338 metric tons of greenhouse gasses (GHG) emissions
  • Reduces traffic volume by up to 30% on parallel freeways
  • The average construction cost per mile of Metrolink track is $8 million compared to $30 million per mile for freeway lanes

Learn more about why Metrolink is a smart investment for Southern California »
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
Route Miles 534
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 38,991
Total Passenger Miles Traveled 101,088,154
Stations in Service
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Source: FY 2016-2017 Q4 FACT SHEET

Line Weekday Saturday Sunday
San Bernardino Line 9,218 3,848 2,604
Ventura County Line 3,512 n/a n/a
Antelope Valley Line 5,808 2,334 1,952
Riverside Line 4,557 n/a n/a
Orange County Line 9,167 2,388 2,055
Inland Empire – Orange County Line 4,698 921 696
91/Perris Valley Line 2,878 748 518
Total 39,838 10,239 7,825

Source: FY 2016-2017 Q4 FACT SHEET

Number of Locomotives 55 (52 Owned, 3 Leased)
Number of Passenger Cars 258
Installed Ticket Vending Machines 133
Grade Crossings 893
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) 425
Pedestrian Only At-Grade Crossings (SCRRA & Freight Owned) 10
Undergrade Crossings (SCRRA & freight Owned) 219
Overgrade Crossings (SCRRA and Freight Owned) 167

Source: FY 2016-2017 Q4 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 Farebox Revenue $85.16 million
Budgeted Annual Maintenance of Way Revenue $13.4 million
Budgeted Annual Dispatching Revenue $2.1 million

For more in-depth financial information, including our Annual Reports and Annual Budgets, please visit the Financial Reports page.

Source: FY 2017-2018 Adopted Budget

Date of Formation August 1991
Start of Service 1992
Form of Government Joint Powers Authority
Number of Board Members 11
Los Angeles County 4
Orange County 2
Riverside County 2
San Bernardino County 2
Ventura County 1
SCRRA/Contract Employment 765
Operations 356
Maintenance of Way 142
SCRRA Administration 255
SCRRA Interns 12