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The Glendale Transportation Center building
Other names Glendale Transportation Center
Location 400 West Cerritos Avenue
Glendale, California
Coordinates 34°07′25″N 118°15′28″W / 34.123565°N 118.257844°W / 34.123565; -118.257844
Owned by City of Glendale
Line(s) SCRRA Valley Subdivision
Platforms 1 side platform, 1 island platform
Tracks 3
Connections Greyhound, Glendale Beeline, Metro Local, Metro Rapid
Parking yes
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Station code GDL
Opened 1923
Rebuilt 1999
Original company Southern Pacific
Passengers (2017) 55,032 Increase 5.03% (Amtrak)
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Hollywood Burbank Airport
toward San Luis Obispo
Pacific Surfliner Los Angeles
     Coast Starlight does not stop here
Preceding station Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink Following station
Downtown Burbank
toward Lancaster
Antelope Valley Line Los Angeles Union Station
Downtown Burbank
toward East Ventura
Ventura County Line
Former services
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Simi Valley
toward Seattle
Coast Starlight Los Angeles
Preceding station CalTrain Following station
Burbank Airport
towards Oxnard
Los Angeles–Oxnard Los Angeles Union Station
Preceding station Southern Pacific Railroad Following station
Van Nuys Coast Line River
Los Angeles
Sunset Route Alhambra
toward New Orleans
Glendale Southern Pacific Railroad Depot
Glendale Transportation Center Historical Plaque.jpg
The depot's National Register of Historic Places plaque
Location Glendale, California, USA
Architect Maurice Couchot & Kenneth MacDonald, Jr.
Architectural style California Churrigueresque
(Spanish Colonial Revival)
NRHP reference No. 97000376
Added to NRHP May 2, 1997

Glendale Transportation Center is an Amtrak and Metrolink rail station in the city of Glendale, California. It is served by the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner intercity rail route and the Metrolink Ventura County Line and Metrolink Antelope Valley Line commuter rail routes.


Southern Pacific The Lark 1965
Southern Pacific Railroad Lark at Glendale in 1965

Originally known as the Glendale Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, it was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad in the California Churrigueresque style of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in 1923. It had replaced the Atwater Tract Office dating from 1883. The city bought the depot from Southern Pacific in 1989 and acquired adjacent properties to create an intermodal center. Restoration of the historic building and the construction of other elements of the intermodal center cost approximately $6 million.

In May 1997, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has recently undergone an extensive renovation.

Until April 25, 2005, the station was also served by Amtrak's Coast Starlight route.

Transit connections

  • Metro Local: 94, 180, 181, 183*, 603
  • Metro Rapid: 780, 794
  • Glendale Beeline: 1, 4, 8, 11, 12

The station also serves as a stop for Greyhound Lines buses, but there is no Greyhound ticketing kiosk or agent.

  • * All beeline routes and metro 183 stop inside the station. All other routes stop outside of the station

Future service

A feasibility study for a streetcar connecting with downtown is underway.

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