Facts & Numbers

Metrolink in Perspective

Metrolink is the nation's 3rd largest commuter rail system with 388 unduplicated route miles. See our route map »
2.7 million train miles per year and 449 million passenger miles per year.
Metrolink has a very low tax subsidy of $0.25 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 137,730 metric tons of greenhouse gasses (GHG) emissions
  • Reduces traffic volume by 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 2015, revenue recovery ratio was 47%, the highest of any major transit system in southern California.
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 »
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 2016, Metrolink will introduce 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 »

Source: FY 2016-2017 Budget Book

Number of Routes 7
Route Miles 538
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 39,553
Average Riders - Weekends 11,001
Stations in Service
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Source: FY 2016-2017 Q1 FACT SHEET

Line Weekday Saturday Sunday
San Bernardino Line 9,457 4,495 3,144
Ventura County Line 3,884 n/a n/a
Antelope Valley Line 5,764 2,708 2,296
Riverside Line 4,399 n/a n/a
Orange County Line 8,765 2,806 2,318
Inland Empire – Orange County Line 4,563 1,734 1,277
91/Perris Valley Line 2,721 609 615
Total 39,553 12,352 9,650

Source: FY 2016-2017 Q1 FACT SHEET

Number of Locomotives 95 (52 Owned, 43 Leased)
EMD F59PH 22
EMD F59PHi 14
MP36PH-3C 15
EMD F125 40 (On Order)
EMD F59PH 3 (Leased from GO Transit)
GE AC4400CW 40 (Leased from BNSF)
Number of Passenger Cars 186
Bombardier Bi-Level 106
Hyundai Rotem Bi-Level 80
Installed Ticket Vending Machines 133
Grade Crossings  
Public At-Grade Crossings (SCRRA) 273
Pedestrian Only At-Grade Crossings (SCRRA) 8
Pedestrian Only At-Grade Crossing at Stations (SCRRA) 26
Undergrade Crossings (Railroad Over) (SCRRA) 152
Overgrade Crossings (Railroad Under) 103
Public At-Grade Crossings (SCRRA & Freight Owned) 405
Pedestrian Only At-Grade Crossings (SCRRA & Freight Owned) 10
Pedestrian Only At-Grade Crossing at Stations (SCRRA & Freight Owned) 37
Undergrade Crossings (SCRRA & freight Owned) 223
Overgrade Crossings (SCRRA and Freight Owned) 170
Track (SCRRA O&M) 411 Track Miles
Tangent (SCRRA O&M) 293 Track Miles
Curved (SCRRA O&M) 118 Track Miles
Bridges (SCRRA Owned) 261
Culverts (SCRRA Owned) 580
Tunnels 6
Non-Revenue Vehicles 144 Trucks, 2 Car Movers

Source: FY 2016-2017 Q1 FACT SHEET, TAM Plan

Annual Budgeted Revenues $102 million
Annual Operating Budget $244 million
Annual Budgeted Operating Subsidy $142 million
Los Angeles County $72 million
Orange County $28 million
Riverside County $17 million
San Bernardino County $15 million
Ventura County $10 million
Revenue Recovery Budget 42.0 %
Fare box Recovery Budget 34.7%
Capital Program Budget $337 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
Orange County 2
Riverside County 2
San Bernardino 2
Ventura County 1
Employees 275