SYSTEM TIMETABLE AT TRAINWEB:
METROLINK ORANGE COUNTY LINE
METROLINK NEW YEAR’S ORANGE COUNTY LINE
METROLINK INLAND EMPIRE-ORANGE COUNTY LINE
METROLINK 91 LINE
METROLINK VENTURA COUNTY LINE
METROLINK BURBANK AIRPORT LINE
METROLINK SATURDAY ANTELOPE VALLEY LINE
SAN DIEGO TROLLEY BLUE LINE
SAN DIEGO TROLLEY ORANGE LINE
SAN DIEGO TROLLEY GREEN LINE
METRO RAIL BLUE LINE
METRO RAIL GREEN LINE
METRO RAIL RED LINE-NORTH HOLLYWOOD BRANCH
METRO ORANGE LINE METRO LINER SERVICE
CAL-TRAIN WEEKEND TAMIEN SHUTTLE
CALTRAIN WEEKDAY REDWOOD CITY-ATHERTON SHUTTLE
CALTRAIN WEEKDAY MILLBRAE-BROADWAY SHUTTLE
SPECIAL EVENT SERVICE COASTER SCHEDULES
VENTURA COUNTY FAIR METROLINK
SAN JOSE LIGHT RAIL RED LINE
THRUWAY MOTORCOACH SERVICES
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31, 2005
NEW YEAR’S EFFECTIVE JANUARY 2, 2006
RAIL-2-RAIL EFFECTIVE JANUARY 3, 2006
Several trains have minor adjustments to accommodate Metrolink and Coaster related schedule changes on the south end of the corridor. The southbound afternoon pattern from Goleta and San Luis Obispo has been re-arranged to improve service reliability.
Train #775, is largely unchanged, however, it operates one minute earlier at all stations between San Juan Capistrano and Anaheim.
Train #785 departs San Diego and Old Town without schedule change, but operates 1-to-5 minutes later between Solana Beach and Los Angeles. It then assumes its old schedule at Los Angeles and arrives at all further northbound stops without schedule change.
Train #768 departs Goleta five minutes earlier, and is restrung to Glendale, with all times on the south end of the route being unchanged. The station times on this train at Moorpark, Chatsworth, and the added Metrolink stop at Northridge are all unchanged.
Train #582 departs Los Angeles 5 minutes earlier and operates up to 11 minutes earlier, arriving in San Diego 5 minutes earlier.
Train #586 is discontinued, see train #590 below.
Train #588 is also discontinued, see train #590 below.
Train #590 operates on a new Friday through Sunday Schedule replacing train #586 on Fridays, running one hour later, and on the weekends, it runs the average of the train #588/#590 schedules, departing Los Angeles at 7:00PM, 25 minutes later than the previous weekend schedule.
Old weekday train #590 and weekend train #592 have been averaged, and replaced by thru train #792 from Goleta, see below.
Train #792 replaces the schedule of old train #798 between Goleta and Los Angeles, operating 25-to-56 minutes later (the Moorpark time is 56 minutes later than old train 798’s schedule). At Los Angeles, it replaces former trains #590 and #592 by operating on the average of the two schedules, departing Los Angeles at 8:00PM. The added Metrolink stops transfer from former weekday train #590 to train #792, and are rescheduled about 26 minutes later. It will serve Norwalk at 8:21PM, while it serves Laguna Niguel at 9:11PM.
Train #796 is split into rescheduled train #798 from San Luis Obispo at 4:25PM, which assumes old train #796’s schedule from Goleta to Los Angeles where passengers will transfer to train #596 to continue further south from Los Angeles.
Train #798 operates 3:05 Later from San Luis Obispo, skipping Moorpark, and arrives in Los Angeles 2:35 Later. It now connects to daily train #596. The schedule of former train #796 is assumed between Goleta and Los Angeles without change. The Moorpark stop transfers to train #792, see above.
Train #596 replaces train #796 from Los Angeles to San Diego without schedule changes. It is the connection from trains #11 and #798 from the Coast, and off San Joaquin Valley Thruway Bus #5816, connecting from train #716 in Bakersfield from points north of Bakersfield in the San Joaquin Valley.
Once again this fall, the nature of the Coaster schedule changes have been very minor. There have been some running time adjustments to trains #633, #640, and #648 to reflect actual running times.
Train #633 operates unchanged to Carlsbad Poinsettia. It then serves Carlsbad Village 1 minute later and arrives in Oceanside 2 minutes later.
Train #640 operates one minute later between Sorrento Valley and San Diego.
Train #648 operates one minute later between Sorrento Valley and San Diego.
Baseball service trains #658 and #659, operated during the Baseball Season are suspended until the Spring 2006 timetable.
A modified 6-train schedule will be operated on December 26, 2005 and January 2, 2006 in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s Holidays.
A modified 8-train schedule will be operated on November 25, 2005 in observance of Thanksgiving Friday.
Both of these modified schedules will be prepared in Rail-2-Rail Format with the corrections to Amtrak Trains.
On August 14, 2005, the 3:18PM and 3:51PM trips of the Carlsbad-Poinsettia/Armada shuttle were discontinued due to low ridership. This eliminated connections to southbound train #652 and northbound train #645. The Loker Shuttle had some internal restringing on some afternoon trips and the second trip departs Poinsettia Station 8 minutes earlier at 4:00PM.
A Special Friday Night Schedule will be operated consisting of a 14th round-trip between Oceanside and San Diego for the Rolling Stones concert at Petco Park on November 11, 2005. At press time of this message, there was no information pertaining to the southbound trip, but the northbound train will be departing San Diego at 11:00PM.
The only changes to Street Scene are Friday Train Numbers on the northbound trains. The last train is renumbered as train #705, since train #703 will be used for the Rolling Stones service.
Additionally, to reflect the substantial changes in the Surfliner schedules, the Street Scene Schedules for both Friday and Saturday will have the new Amtrak information inserted.
METROLINK – ORANGE COUNTY LINE:
The only changes involving the Orange County Line involve northbound trains #683 and #609.
The change to train #683 involves a fair amount of internal restringing between Tustin and Fullerton. The change to train #609 involves removal of some of the excess recovery time from the schedule at San Clemente station to allow for a safe and efficient turning of inbound equipment from train #853. See Inland Empire Line service description below.
Amtrak train changes were programmed into these schedules in the October 2, 2005 update, so this message formalizes those changes.
Train #683 departs Irvine station unchanged, but has been mildly restrung between Tustin and Fullerton to reflect actual travel time between these stops. Beyond Fullerton, it is unchanged into Los Angeles.
Train #609 departs Oceanside 3 minutes later at 3:25PM in order to both improve the Coaster Connection from train #639 at Oceanside and provide a safe turning of equipment from new train #853.
NEW YEAR’S DAY:
As has been the case for the past several years, Metrolink is again providing service on New Year’s Day for the Rose Parade. For 2006, however, since the actual New Year Holiday falls on a Sunday on the Calendar, the special schedule will be operated on Monday, January 2, 2006. To avoid a schedule number usage conflict, the trains were renumbered into the “670-series”.
Train #661 is renumbered #671 without schedule change.
Train #662 is renumbered #672 without schedule change departing Los Angeles, however, there have been a series of internal adjustments between Norwalk and Tustin to reflect actual travel time between station stops. It then arrives at all stops Irvine through Oceanside without schedule change.
All Sunday Service Amtrak schedules have been included with this table, as it is displayed in typical Rail-2-Rail format.
METROLINK INLAND EMPIRE-ORANGE COUNTY LINE:
At last, the long-awaited service expansion on the Inland Empire-Orange County Line comes to fruition, bringing along with it, an extension of a pre-existing train from Irvine to San Juan Capistrano:
Train #850 is a new morning train departing Oceanside at 7:30AM, serving all of the usual stops and arrives in Riverside at 9:40AM. For those who miss train #607 to Los Angeles, this train provides a “catch-all” connection at San Juan Capistrano to train #687 for all stations between Anaheim and Los Angeles. Note: There are two Anaheim Stations; the “800-series” trains serve Anaheim Canyon, not Anaheim Stadium, which is served by “600-series” trains. At Riverside, it provides a connection to train #800 for passengers desiring to continue on to San Bernardino.
Train #852 is a new mid-morning train departing Oceanside at 10:35AM, serving all of the usual station stops and arriving in Riverside at 12:40PM.
Train #802, thanks to an extension of service on train #811, now originates in San Juan Capistrano at 1:48PM and adds a stop at Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo at 1:55PM before assuming its current schedule from Irvine. It continues on to Riverside without further schedule change or adjustment.
Train #851 is a new mid-morning train departing Riverside at 10:50AM, serving all of the usual stops and arrives in Oceanside at 12:55PM. This is actually a weekday cognate of Summer Link weekend train #895, which runs on essentially the same schedule, but train #851 does not serve San Clemente Pier station.
Train #811 departs San Bernardino 55 minutes earlier at 11:25AM and serves all stations up to 60 minutes earlier thru Tustin. It then departs Irvine 65 minutes earlier, adding a Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo stop and terminating in San Juan Capistrano at 1:13PM. Passengers on this train may transfer to train #853 at San Juan Capistrano to reach San Clemente and Oceanside.
Train #853 is a new early afternoon train departing Riverside at 1:10PM and arrives in Oceanside at 3:15PM, where it turns as existing train #609 to Los Angeles. See Orange County Line changes above.
The Amtrak schedules have been reprogrammed to show the new operating pattern on southbound evening trains. This message formalizes those changes.
METROLINK – 91 LINE:
There are no Metrolink Changes. This timetable was reissued to show the corrected Amtrak train schedule times and the updated evening service pattern between Los Angeles and Fullerton.
METROLINK – VENTURA COUNTY LINE:
There are train-numbering changes to the short trip trains, which operate to Burbank Airport. These were shown on the October 2, 2005 update for this schedule when new trains #103 and #108 were added. Burbank only stub train #903 that did not serve the Airport became part of new train #103’s schedule. Southbound train #902 is reinserted; it was accidentally deleted on the last update due to some degree of uncertainty if it was being replaced by #108.
Train #902 is reinstated to the site and operates without schedule change from Burbank Airport to Los Angeles departing the Airport at 8:35AM.
Old train #903 is eliminated and replaced by new train #103 which operates through to Chatsworth.
Old train #905 is renumbered #903 without schedule change.
Old train #907 is renumbered #905 without schedule change.
Old Train #909 is renumbered #907 without schedule change.
Old train #911 is renumbered #909 without schedule change.
Train #103 is a new train, replacing former Burbank only train #903 between Los Angeles and Burbank without schedule change. It then proceeds on to Burbank Airport, Van Nuys, and Northridge, before terminating at Chatsworth Station. This schedule is 7-to-15 minutes earlier than the pre-November 2004 version of this train.
Train #108 is reinstated. It operates on its pre-November 2004 schedule without change from Chatsworth to Los Angeles.
Train #103 is renumbered #153 without schedule change. This is actually part of Amtrak train #799’s schedule and is listed in the grids as 799 to avoid reader confusion.
Train #108 is renumbered #158, carrying the same schedule changes as Amtrak train #768. As above, it is shown simply as train #768, to avoid reader confusion.
The Amtrak schedules were updated to show the fall 2005 operating pattern between Oxnard and Los Angeles. This message formalizes those changes.
METROLINK – BURBANK AIRPORT LINE:
Train #902, which was accidentally deleted due to an operation uncertainty at press time of the last update, is reinserted.
The Amtrak schedules were updated as part of the October update. This message formalizes those changes. The overlapping Lancaster line trains that had schedule changes between Burbank and Los Angeles will be shown on the next revise.
METROLINK – SATURDAY ANTELOPE VALLEY LINE:
The only changes for this schedule involve overlapping Amtrak Trains between Burbank and Los Angeles. These changes were loaded into the system as part of the October 2, 2005 update. This message formalizes those changes.
SAN DIEGO TROLLEY – BLUE LINE:
On July 10, 2005, in conjunction with Green Line implementation related service changes, most Blue Line trains were terminated at Old Town. The double-occupancy train berth layover operation at the San Ysidro station was also fully implemented and formalized at that time. The layover dwell at the San Ysidro station has been increased from five minutes to an unprecedented 18 minutes. This alleviated most of the reliability of service issues on the southern end of the system. The running time between San Ysidro and Old Town was also increased at the same time, was also increased 51 to 56 minutes, to allow for new signal control zones at the south end of downtown San Diego. New time points were added at Iris Avenue and National City/8th Street. Four round-trips operate thru to Qualcomm Stadium Station during rush hours. In the afternoon, however, there are two additional northbound trips that operate through to the Stadium. Blue Line train numbering was also rearranged to get the trains back into a sequenced pattern that was more understandable.
Trains #1-9 – Base Day Service
Trains #10-19 – Morning Rush Hour Service
Trains #20-29 – Afternoon Peak Hour Service
In the morning, trains #10-13 are the ones that extend through to Qualcomm Stadium.
In the afternoons, trains #20-25 are the ones that extend through to Qualcomm Stadium.
Trains #24 and #25 make a northbound trip, but when they return in service, the return as a Red Line train, serving the usual stops as far as the Santa Fe Depot then entering the Bayside Line to Seaport Village, Convention Center, Gaslamp, and Imperial Transit Center.
All of the other trains make their return trips to America Plaza only during the Rush Hour. Morning trains originate their southbound trips at either Santa Fe Depot or Barrio Logan, while the extra afternoon trains begin service at America Plaza.
Retractable steps do not deploy between Old Town and Qualcomm Stadium Station.
SAN DIEGO TROLLEY – ORANGE LINE:
With the changes surrounding the Green Line opening, Service into Santee Trolley Square Plaza was transferred from the Orange Line to the Green Line on July 10, 2005. The remaining trains, which terminated at El Cajon, were extended to Gillespie Field Station. Eastbound train schedules leaving downtown San Diego were Standardized, resulting in the evening trains operating 6 minutes earlier every half hour, on the one hand, while the daytime schedules operate 3 minutes earlier than before. Added time around the downtown loop was added to compensate for new traffic signals on Park Boulevard between Imperial Avenue and Market Street. Total travel time eastbound is increased to 62 minutes to more accurately reflect actual operating conditions. Trips that previously ended service in Santee were truncated at Gillespie Field. Westbound service now operates from Gillespie Field on all trains, which results in the times from El Cajon through to Downtown being 11 to 17 minutes later. This also necessitated the addition of a fifth late-night train set to the mix.
For October 30, 2005, a timetable correction has been formalized. The last four eastbound trains (between 10:45PM and 12:15AM) are operated on Saturday Night Only. The last train on Sundays and Holidays is at 10:15PM. Likewise, the last four westbound trips from Gillespie Field (the ones that depart between 11:52PM and 1:22AM) operate on Saturday Night Only. The last westbound train departs at 11:22PM on Sundays and Holidays. The Grossmont Center Time point was reinstated. Grossmont Center Station was renamed Grossmont Transit Center. Weld Boulevard station was renamed Gillespie Field. 12th & Imperial Transfer Station was renamed 12th & Imperial Transit Center. America Plaza Transfer Station was renamed America Plaza, but nevertheless, remains a transfer point between Blue and Orange Line Trains on the West End of Dwontown San Diego.
SAN DIEGO TROLLEY GREEN LINE:
This is a new rail service that is being discussed in the Surfliner update. As a result of this new service, the discussion of changes pertaining to the Metro Gold Line has been moved into the San Joaquin Route service change summary. The Green Line opened for service on July 10, 2005. As public timetables were “rushed-to-the-press”, the October Revise contains corrections to those errors. The errors were as follows:
The times for the 2nd and 4th eastbound morning trains at Qualcomm Stadium Station were incorrectly displayed as 4:14AM and 5:14AM. These have been changed to 5:14AM and 6:14AM to reflect the correct times.
The second westbound weekday stub trip from Qualcomm Stadium to Old Town departs the stadium at 5:25AM, which is correctly displayed on the westbound weekend schedule. The westbound weekday schedule, however, shows both this trip, and the first trip departing the stadium at 4:55AM, which is obviously incorrect to the most casual observer. The correct times are 30 minutes later, as shown on the weekend schedule. Other than these error corrections, there are no changes on the Green Line.
The Mission San Diego station transferred from the Blue Line to the Green Line. The San Diego Trolley’s Gap between Mission San Diego and Grossmont Center is now closed. Four new stations were added to the system at Grantville, San Diego State University Transit Center, Alvarado Medical Center, and 70th Street Station. Running time eastbound is 48 minutes, on the one hand, while westbound running time is 47 minutes, on the other hand. This provides the “deep-East County area” with improved running time to the Valley, Linda Vista, and Old Town and better bus connections to points in the western portion of the service area.
METRO RAIL BLUE AND RED-NORTH HOLLYWOOD BRANCH LINES:
For the fall, there are no substantial service changes on the Blue or Red-North Hollywood Branch Lines.
METRO RAIL GREEN LINE:
On June 26, 2005, the last hour of service in the evening was cut from the schedule.
Eastbound trains departing from Redondo Beach Avenue and Marine Street in the Manhattan Beach/Redondo Beach area at 12:15AM, 12:35AM, and 12:55AM are discontinued due to low ridership.
Westbound trains departing I-605/I-105 station in the Norwalk/Downey area at 1:04AM, 1:24AM, and 1:34AM were discontinued due to low ridership.
On the one hand, the last eastbound train departs Redondo Beach/Marine station at 11:55PM, while the last westbound train departs I-605/I-105 station in Norwalk/Downey at 12:50AM, on the other hand.
METRO ORANGE LINE – METRO LINER BUS SERVICE:
The Metro Orange Line opened for service on October 30, 2005 providing frequent service between North Hollywood Metro Rail Red Line Station and the Westfield Shoppingtown Promenade in Woodland Hills. The line makes several station stops through the San Fernando Valley and the Sepulveda Basin. Two of the stations are at popular San Fernando Valley Community Colleges. The route follows the former Southern Pacific West Valley Line along Chandler, Victory, Oxnard, and Topham Streets. At the western terminating point on Owensmouth and Oxnard Street in Woodland Hills, commonly known as Warner Center, connections are available to the Ventura Inland Surface Transportation Authority for service into Ventura County. Antelope Valley Transit and Santa Clarita Transit, as well as Los Angeles Department of Transportation and Commuter Express buses provide connections at various stations along the line. The LAX Flyaway service also serves the Woodley Avenue station.
The discussion of changes involving the Metro Rail Red Line-Wilshire/Western Branch has been moved into the San Joaquin Valley Service Change summary to allow the Orange Line to be inserted into the Surfliner update.
CAL-TRAIN BABY BULLET:
On May 2, 2005, an added Baby Bullet train was inserted to even the reverse-commute service. The change was formalized with the August 1, schedule change.
On August 1, 2005, the interim Baby Bullet train was replaced with three limited-stop trains and five new Baby Bullet trains.
A second-rank of Baby Bullet Trains was added, providing service to San Mateo, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Sunnyvale, and Tamien in South San Jose. This increases the Baby bullet service to 11 round-trip trains.
Six round-trip local trains were converted into Limited-Local trains with coordinated transfers in Redwood City.
The weekend schedule had some early trains removed as follows:
On Saturdays, train #449 is added to the schedule closing in the evening gap in service out of San Jose.
On Saturdays, train #448 is added to the schedule closing in the evening gap in service out of San Francisco.
Trains #419 and #420 are eliminated from the schedule.
Train #421 becomes a Saturday only schedule.
On October 10, 2005, most peak hour service was fine-tuned. This resulted in the three Tamien Baby Bullet trains operating 33 minutes later and one minute being added to the transfer time at Redwood City on most of the Limited-Local transfer trains. Southbound AM Service was unaffected.
Gilroy service was reduced to three round-trip trains each weekday.
College Park is served twice a day Monday through Friday to accommodate the Saint Belarmine Catholic Academy. Paul Avenue station is suspended. Trains serve Atherton and Broadway on the weekends only.
CAL-TRAIN – LIMITED-LOCAL:
The transfer time on all trains except for Southbound Morning service was increased to six minutes at Redwood City Station.
CAL-TRAIN – WEEKEND TAMIEN SHUTTLE:
The Tamien Shuttle has no service changes for the fall timetable.
CAL-TRAIN - REDWOOD CITY AND MILLBRAE SHUTTLES:
The schedules for the Redwood-Atherton and Millbrae-Broadway schedules were adjusted to preserve connections between these thruway buses and the trains at Redwood City and Millbrae.
SPECIAL EVENT SERVICE COASTER SCHEDULES:
ROLLING STONES CONCERT:
This is a new special event that the Coaster has decided to add service to. It also constitutes a new introduction. It is basically a variation of the regular Friday Night Service schedule with the extra round-trip to accommodate concert attendees.
The corrected evening service Amtrak pattern out of Oceanside will be shown in these timetables. The time changes at Solana Beach and Oceanside will also be displayed.
METROLINK – VENTURA COUNTY FAIR:
The only change involving the Ventura Fair timetables involves the southbound pattern of train departures out of Ventura for Chatsworth in the Afternoon and evening. The revised Amtrak schedules were added to the Ventura County Fair Schedules for the October 2, 2005 update. They are formalized with this message.
SAN JOSE LIGHT RAIL RED LINE:
There are no changes to the San Jose Light Rail Red Line for this timetable.
The only change is a three-minute adjustment at Simi Valley and Van Nuys. Both of these stops operate earlier than before.
THRUWAY MOTORCOACH SERVICES:
SOUTH COAST/SAN FERNANDO VALLEY:
Bus #4582 operates 5 minutes earlier to coincide with new train #582’s schedule.
Weekday Bus #4589 adds a Camarillo stop but is otherwise unchanged.
Weekend Bus #4592 adds a Camarillo stop but is otherwise unchanged.
CENTRAL COAST/SANTA BARBARA:
Bus #4763 skips Lompoc and Guadalupe, which are moved on to new bus #4759.
It however, is extended to San Francisco, adding Paso Robles, King City, Salinas, and San Jose Diridon Station.
Bus #4759 is reinstated, running the local mode formerly handled by bus #4763. The Solvang and Grover Beach stops are assumed by bus #4759, which operates from Santa Barbara to Grover Beach only and does not operate to San Luis Obispo or Cal-Poly unless a large number of connecting passengers arrive at Santa Barbara off train 769.
Bus #4769 skips Solvang and Grover Beach and no longer operates through to Oakland. It now terminates at San Francisco.
Bus #4775 departs San Luis Obispo unchanged, but in the spring, a secondary stop in Atascadero was added to the schedule for alternate night drop-offs.
Bus #4785 is entirely unchanged.
Bus #4768 operates 5 minutes earlier to coincide with the new train #768 schedule at Santa Barbara.
Old bus #4784 originates at Cal-Poly, running the local mode as bus #4764. The Atascadero stop moves to bus #4798, which departs Atascadero 5:40 later, connecting with train #798 at San Luis Obispo.
New bus #4784 originates at San Francisco and serves San Jose Diridon Station, Salinas and King City as new stops to the route. It then departs Paso Robles 1:15 later and San Luis Obispo 0:50 later. It runs as a true express from San Luis Obispo to Santa Barbara, arriving there without schedule change.
Bus #4796 is replaced by new bus #4792, which operates 2:30 to 2:45 earlier, and operates from San Francisco to Santa Barbara only and does not service Oakland. It connects with train #792 at Santa Barbara.
NEW STATION STOPS:
King City (KGC) – The stop moves from Carl’s Junior to McDonalds – 1150 Broadway Circle.
CENTRAL COAST/SAN LUIS OBISPO:
There are no northbound changes other than the King City Stop location change.
Southbound, bus #4798 operates 2:55 to 3:05 later, connecting with later train #798 at San Luis Obispo. It also assumes the Atascadero stop, formerly handled by old bus #4784.
LOS ANGELES HARBOR:
To avoid confusion with the Los Angeles Basin/Inland Empire services associated with San Joaquin trains, the Long Beach service connecting with the Surfliners is labeled on this site as “Los Angeles Harbor”.
There are two changes.
Bus #5790 is renumbered #5792 running one hour later and adding stops at the Queen Mary, Catalina Terminal and San Pedro Library.
Northbound bus #5785 departs the San Pedro Library 20 minutes later due to schedule changes associated with the re-spacing of southbound trains between Los Angeles and San Diego.