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 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 »

Source: FY 2016-2017 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 38,625
Total Passenger Miles Traveled 100,351,867
Stations in Service
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Source: FY 2016-2017 Q3 FACT SHEET

Line Weekday Saturday Sunday
San Bernardino Line 9,208 4,282 2,459
Ventura County Line 3,945 n/a n/a
Antelope Valley Line 5,996 2,850 2,345
Riverside Line 4,474 n/a n/a
Orange County Line 8,987 2,293 1,718
Inland Empire – Orange County Line 4,557 466 314
91/Perris Valley Line 2,873 625 481
Total 39,368 9,353 7,477

Source: FY 2016-2017 Q3 FACT SHEET

Number of Locomotives 55 (52 Owned, 3 Leased)
Number of Passenger Cars 258
Installed Ticket Vending Machines 133
Grade Crossings  
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 Q3 FACT SHEET

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
SCRRA/Contract Employment 762
Operations 352
Maintenance of Way 145
SCRRA Administration 252
SCRRA Interns 13