SYSTEM TIMETABLE AT TRAINWEB
SAN JOAQUIN ROUTE AND ALTAMONT COMMUTER EXPRESS
METROLINK SAN BERNARDINO AND ANTELOPE VALLEY LINES
METROLINK THANKSGIVING INLAND EMPIRE-ORANGE COUNTY LINE
SAN JOSE LIGHT RAIL GREEN LINE
SACRAMENTO LIGHT RAIL BLUE LINE
LOS ANGELES METRO RAIL RED LINE-WILSHIRE/WESTERN BRANCH
LOS ANGELES METRO RAIL GOLD LINE
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY AMTRAK THRUWAY MOTORCOACHES
FALL TIMETABLE UPDATE
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31, 2005
SAN JOAQUIN ROUTE:
The only train schedule change is the special event extension to Oakland Coliseum from Jack London Square for Raider Football Games at the McAfee Anti-virus Software Coliseum. When service operates from the Coliseum, train #711 arrives at 11:05AM and train #718 departs the stadium station at 5:40PM, assuming the present schedule at Oakland. A separate “Football Only” Panel showing the special event schedule for trains #711 and #718 will be introduced to the Trainweb Server. Other than the coliseum extension, the last substantial change was on March 18, 2002 when the sixth round-trip was added to the route and a fine-tuning adjustment on November 17, 2004.
ALTAMONT COMMUTER EXPRESS:
Due to the construction in and around the Santa Clara Cal-Train Station, the Santa Clara stop is temporarily discontinued. Service will likely be restored in Santa Clara in the summer or fall of 2006. In the mean time, however, a Thruway Bus connection has been instituted between Great America and the Santa Clara Cal-Train station. At first, Originally, when the new schedule started on August 1, 2005, in conjunction with the Summer changes to Cal-Train, passengers were required to ride ACE into San Jose and transfer to one of several Cal-Train trains to return to Santa Clara Station or transfer to the VTA bus route 22 or 522 on Santa Clara Avenue in front of the San Jose Arena. The Thruway Bus actually speeds up the trip by eliminating the backtracking movements. Train #5 was extended to operate from Stockton on July 5, 2005 and train #6 was extended to operate through to Stockton. This came as a result of the operating contractual agreement issues between ACE and Stockton Solutions, who was providing the thruway buses for these trips. On August 1, 2005, all of the ACE trains had minor internal restringing to reflect completion of track projects at various locations throughout the corridor. Further adjustments are expected as track work on the south end of the route between Fremont and San Jose is completed over the next 12 months. Watch future San Joaquin Valley Timetable Update Messages for Service change details.
SACRAMENTO LIGHT RAIL:
The Sacramento Light Rail system was reconfigured, swapping eastern and southern end destinations on June 19, 2005. The South Line has been extended from its former terminus at Saint Rose of Lima Park downtown on the K Street Mall, to Watt Avenue & I-80 in the North Highlands area. Service on this line operates from Watt & I-80 through Downtown Sacramento to Meadowview Road in the South Sacramento area. There was a fair amount of restringing on southbound trips leaving from downtown Sacramento to accommodate this change. The eastern end of the original rail line, serving the Gold River area will be discussed in the Capitol Corridor section. The western terminus of the Rancho Cordova/Folsom service is temporarily situated at Saint Rose of Lima Park on the K Street Mall in downtown Sacramento.
SAN JOSE LIGHT RAIL:
San Jose Light Rail opened their new Vasona Light Rail Line to Winchester Boulevard in the southern Campbell area in two stages. Phase 1, which included a change of operations in north San Jose, saw the return of direct service between the Champion and Tasman stations and the expansion of service on the Guadalupe Line between Tasman and the San Jose Convention Center station. In conjunction with the San Jose Grand Prix stock car races on August 1, 2005, the first mile of the new light rail line opened for service, adding the San Fernando Avenue and San Jose Diridon Stations. San Jose was the temporary southern terminus of the line while a negotiation with the Union Pacific Railroad and the Federal Railroad Administration was taking place. On October 1, 2005, the remaining five miles opened for public service, adding new stations at Race, Fruitdale, Bascom, Hamilton, Downtown Campbell, and Winchester. The new line south of San Jose follows the former Santa Cruz, Big Trees & Pacific Railroad’s San Jose Branch line, now commonly known as the Union Pacific Railroad Vasona Subdivision.
METRO RAIL GOLD LINE:
With the eventual opening of the East Los Angeles Segment, The Gold Line changes affecting the San Gabriel Valley will be discussed under the San Joaquin Valley summary due to the addition of San Diego Green Line service and Metro Orange Line Bus Service in the San Fernando Valley.
On June 26, 2005, one hour of service was cut from the end of the service day.
As a result, northbound trains from Los Angeles at 12:12AM, 12:32AM, and 12:52AM and southbound trains from Sierra Madre Villa at 12:51AM, 1:11AM, and 1:31AM are all discontinued from the schedule.
METRO RAIL RED LINE – WILSHIRE/WESTERN BRANCH:
Again, due to the addition of Green Line service in San Diego and Orange Line Bus service in the San Fernando Valley, the Wilshire/Western Branch of the Red Line is being included in the San Joaquin service changes.
On June 26, 2005, one hour of service has been cut from the end of the service day.
As a result, westbound trains from Los Angeles at 11:47PM, 12:07AM, and 12:27AM and eastbound trains from Wilshire/Western at 12:02AM, 12:22AM, and 12:42AM are all discontinued.
METROLINK – ANTELOPE VALLEY LINE:
After the Palmdale station opened on the Antelope Valley Line this spring, the schedules of some mid-day Antelope Valley trains have proven to be unreliable. Therefore, effective January 3, 2006, Metrolink has included changes to trains #205, #207, and #212. As has been customary in the past, these changes are included in the San Joaquin route summary of changes since there are more San Joaquin Valley thruway bus service common station stops than Surfliner station stops.
Train #205 departs Los Angeles Union Station 5 minutes later. The entire schedule is 5 minutes later to Lancaster Station.
Train #207 departs all stations between Los Angeles and Newhall 2 minutes earlier. The schedule between Santa Clarita and Lancaster remains without schedule change.
Train #212 departs Lancaster 5 minutes earlier, operating 5 minutes earlier thorough to Los Angeles.
METROLINK – SAN BERNARDINO LINE:
The only changes on the San Bernardino Line for January 3, 2006 involve times at selected San Bernardino county stops on trains #324, #329, and #331. As has been customary, this line is also shown with the train service changes for the San Joaquin Route. There are no weekend service changes, although the Los Angeles County Fair schedules have been loaded to the server with a new combined weekend schedule format since essentially, the only difference is in some evening service and most of the morning service on both Saturday and Sunday is essentially the same. The Thanksgiving schedule did have some fine-tuning on train #361 departing Riverside 5 minutes earlier. Train #376 on New Year’s arrives in Riverside 8 minutes earlier. Other changes are listed below:
Train #324 is unchanged from Los Angeles thru Rialto, but arrives in San Bernardino 2 minutes later.
Train #329 is unchanged from San Bernardino to Rancho Cucamonga, but departs Upland 1 minute earlier, and then is essentially unchanged from Montclair through to Los Angeles.
Train #331 is unchanged from San Bernardino through Fontana. It then departs Rancho Cucamonga 5 minutes earlier and Upland 6 minutes earlier. It is also unchanged from Montclair into Los Angeles.
For the past few years, Metrolink has been operating Thanksgiving Day Service on the San Bernardino Line. When this was implemented, originally, there were four trips, with three through trains to Riverside. In recent times, however, the Riverside extension was reduced to one round-trip to provide additional trains using the same crew and equipment resources west of San Bernardino. Omni-Trans provides frequent bus service between San Bernardino and Riverside, so no passengers were adversely affected by this change. For this year, there are still six trains each direction on the San Bernardino Line on Thanksgiving; however, there have been some adjustments to the Schedule at the beginning of the day.
Train #359 departs San Bernardino 75 minutes later in order to reduce excessive dwell time in Los Angeles and quickly turn as train #358 to head back to San Bernardino.
Train #358 departs Los Angeles 35 minutes later at 9:40AM, providing a better connection from Surfliner train #763 at Los Angeles.
Train #361 had some recovery time shifted from Los Angeles to San Bernardino. It also departs San Bernardino 5 minutes earlier to improve schedule reliability.
Train #360 departs Los Angeles 55 minutes earlier, moving its Surfliner connection to train #565 instead of train #769. Train #769 now connects to train #362.
Train #366 departs Los Angeles at 6:05PM, 35 minutes later, and operates a slightly faster schedule than the slot of regular Saturday train #392. It makes a better connection from train #577 at Los Angeles.
NEW YEAR’S DAY:
As with the Thanksgiving Service, Metrolink has been offering New Year’s Day service for the past several years for the Rose Parade. For 2006, however, New Year’s Day falls on a Sunday on the Calendar, so the special train schedule operates on Monday, January 2, 2006 instead.
Train #376 operates the same schedule as regular Sunday train #396 to San Bernardino, but arrives in Riverside 8 minutes earlier at 9:00PM.
Train #377 departs Riverside 15 minutes later than the schedule of regular Sunday train #397 from Riverside to Los Angeles. At Los Angeles, it connects with train #792 to San Diego (arrival is too close to guarantee a connection with train #590).
THANKSGIVING DAY - INLAND EMPIRE ORANGE COUNTY LINE:
As the Rail-2-Rail Program is blacked out on Thanksgiving Day, all of the Amtrak trains have been removed from the IEOC Thanksgiving Timetables. The “inland” division has been recreated with a “turkey” subdivision. The only schedules in the Inland division that are not contained in Rail-2-Rail are the Thanksgiving Day Schedules. As has been customary in the past, Metrolink is again providing Thanksgiving Day service on the Inland Empire-Orange County Line. This year, as in the past, there are six trains each direction between Irvine and Riverside. This year, early trains #859 and #860 have been replaced with later trains #871 and #872. This schedule summary is being included in the San Joaquin summary due to the impending 2007 opening of Sprinter Service.
Train #871 departs Riverside at 6:00PM.
Train #872 departs Irvine at 7:15PM.
are no changes to Riverside Line service for this schedule change.
THRUWAY MOTORCOACH SERVICES:
There are no substantial changes. Bus #3832 between Lodi and Stockton for train #712 now operates as part of this route, without change to its schedule.
Silverado Stage Lines became the interim operator of this route until it is possible to re-bid the route.
On October 31, 2005, bus #3833, operated from Stockton to Lodi for train #713 has been transferred to the Sacramento Valley Route with no changes to its schedule.
Bus #3832 is transferred to the Bay Area-Stockton Route.
Four of the six Stockton-San Jose round-trips have been extended to serve Cal-Train Stations in Sunnyvale, Mountain View, and Palo Alto, which revives a service that ran during the mid-1980’s and early 1990’s.
Bus #3912 departs San Jose Diridon Station unchanged and skips the Fremont stop; arriving at all other eastbound stops 10 minutes earlier.
Bus #3914 originates at Palo Alto Cal-Train Station at 8:00AM, assuming the old schedule at San Jose, but runs 5 minutes earlier Fremont to Stockton.
Bus #3916 originates at Palo Alto Cal-Train Station at 10:40AM, and assumes its normal route and schedule departing San Jose Diridon Station.
Bus #3904 originates at Palo Alto Cal-Train Station at 1:35PM, and assumes its normal route and schedule from San Jose to Stockton without schedule change.
Bus #3918 originates at Palo Alto Cal-Train Station at 3:30PM, and assumes its normal route and schedule from San Jose to Stockton.
Bus #3910 is unchanged. There was not sufficient turnaround time at San Jose to add the three peninsula stops.
Bus #3911 operates without schedule change to San Jose, and then continues on to the three Peninsula stops.
Bus #3901 operates 15 minutes later from Stockton, and continues on to the three Peninsula stops.
Bus #3913 is unchanged.
Bus #3915 is unchanged to San Jose, and continues on to the three Peninsula stops.
Bus #3917 is unchanged to San Jose, and continues on to the three Peninsula stops.
Bus #3903 is unchanged.
NEW STATION STOPS:
Palo Alto (PLC) – Cal-Train Station – 95 University Avenue
Mountain View (MNV) – Cal-Train Station – West Evelyn Avenue at View Street.
Sunnyvale (SVL) – Cal-Train Station – Evelyn Avenue at South Frances Street.
Bus #3833 transfers from the South Bay Route to the Sacramento Valley Route.
Bus #3714 departs Redding and Red Bluff 10 minutes later and skips Corning.
Bus #3704 departs Redding and Red Bluff 10 minutes later and skips Corning.
Bus #3804 departs Suisun/Fairfield 15 minutes earlier to improve schedule reliability.
Bus #3815 operates 15 minutes later at Sacramento and Davis to reflect actual travel time and driving conditions.
NORTH BAY/REDWOOD EMPIRE:
Preferred Charters has become the successful bidder for this route.
The restaurant at the stop in Fortuna has a new name. It is now the Pepper’s Restaurant. There is no change of address from the spring timetable.
Bus #6512 leaves Napa 5 minutes earlier and adds a stop at Benicia.
Bus #6414 leaves Santa Rosa 5 minutes earlier and adds a stop at Benicia.
Bus #6516 leaves Napa 5 minutes earlier and adds a stop at Benicia.
Bus #6518 leaves Napa 5 minutes earlier and adds a stop at Benicia.
Bus #6446 leaves Santa Rosa 5 minutes earlier and adds a stop at Benicia.
Bus #6318 adds a Vallejo stop when needed to relieve #6518 if it originated from Napa late due to a late arrival of inbound equipment from #6513. This will allow #6518 to skip Vallejo and make up so me time into Martinez to connect with the train.
Bus #6511 adds a stop at Benicia, and is otherwise unchanged.
Bus #6433 adds a stop at Benicia, and is otherwise unchanged.
Bus #6513 adds a stop at Benicia, and is otherwise unchanged.
Bus #6515 adds a stop at Benicia, and is otherwise unchanged.
Bus #6417 adds a stop at Benicia, and is otherwise unchanged.
NEW STATION STOPS:
Benicia (BCI) – City Park Bus Shelter – West Military & West Second Streets.
YOSEMITE, TULARE COUNTY, MONTEREY PENINSULA, SOUTH COAST/VALLEY, AND ANTELOPE VALLEY:
There are no substantial schedule changes on any of these routes; however, the operator of the Monterey Peninsula Route is now MV Transportation.
This is a new bus route, which is operated by MV Transportation. This new route connects the San Joaquin trains in Merced with Los Bańos, Hollister, San Juan Bautista, Salinas, and Monterey.
Eastbound, new bus #4012 connects with train #701 to Sacramento and train #712 to Bakersfield at Merced.
Eastbound, new bus #4004 connects with train #717 to Oakland and train #704 to Bakersfield at Merced.
Westbound, new bus #4001 connects with train #701 from Bakersfield and train #712 from Oakland at Merced.
Westbound, new bus #4017 connects with train #717 from Bakersfield and train #704 from Sacramento at Merced.
NEW STATION STOPS:
Los Bańos (LBO) – McDonald’s Restaurant – 1480 Mercey Springs Road
Hollister (HLR) – San Benito County Transit District Bus Stop – Maple Street at San Felipe Road. This bus stop is directly across the street from McDonald’s Restaurant.
San Juan Bautista (SJB) – Windmill Market – 301 The Alameda
There are no substantial schedule changes, however, the Lemoore station stop moves once again. This move takes the stop from the Stadium Drive-In Theatre complex to the Chamber of Commerce building. This building is the former train station that was located in the city of Strathmore, approximately 50 miles east of Lemoore. It was moved to Lemoore and has now been completely restored.
NEW STATION STOPS:
Lemoore (LMC) – Chamber of Commerce Building – 300 E Street
LOS ANGELES BASIN/INLAND EMPIRE:
The only changes involve the transferring of some stops in San Bernardino and Riverside counties from the Coachella Valley route to the Los Angeles Basin route. This primarily affects bus connections for trains #712, #714, #715, and #717. As a result, the section heading for the San Bernardino County route will read “San Bernardino/Coachella Valley” starting with this set of reports. For changes to the San Pedro branch, please refer to the Pacific Surfliner Timetable Update message Summary.
Bus #5812 operates its former schedule to Los Angeles and is extended to serve Ontario, Riverside-Metrolink, Moreno Valley, Perris, and the two Hemet stops.
Bus #5814 operates its former schedule to Los Angeles and is extended to serve Ontario, Riverside-Metrolink, Moreno Valley, Perris, and the two Hemet stops. It arrives at stops east and south of Riverside-Metrolink earlier than the previous schedule.
Bus #5815 operates 30 minutes later than the previous schedule departing from the two Hemet stops, Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside-Metrolink, and Ontario. It then assumes its pre-existing schedule at Los Angeles.
Bus #5817 operates from the two Hemet stops, Perris, Moreno Valley, Riverside-Metrolink, and Ontario before assuming its former schedule in Los Angeles.
Although there are no substantial changes to the regular schedule, the special holiday schedule variation that applies only to the buses returning from Las Vegas for trains #717 and #703 will be operated on November 23, November 27, December 23, 24, and December 30, 2005 and January 2, 2006. On all of these dates, Buses #4217 and #4203 will not operate, but rather, be replaced by buses #4253 and #4267, which operate one hour earlier between Las Vegas and Tehachapi with no change in their Bakersfield Arrival times. This is done to compensate for the unusually heavy traffic on I-15 between Las Vegas and Barstow.
SAN BERNARDINO/COACHELLA VALLEY:
The McDonald’s Restaurant Stop in downtown San Bernardino is now a positive stop for all schedules which service the San Bernardino area.
As noted above in the Los Angeles Basin/Inland Empire section, there are now two round-trips to and from Hemet. Ontario and Riverside continue to have four bus trips a day connecting with the San Joaquin trains in Bakersfield, however, two of these trips operate via Los Angeles, and the other two operate via the usual route through Claremont, Pasadena, and La Crescenta. This was done because we now have two round-trips operating through to the Coachella Valley stops.
As noted, due to the transfer of the Hemet service onto the Los Angeles Basin route, the Route to and from Eastern Riverside county and San Bernardino is now labeled on this web site as San Bernardino/Coachella Valley.
Bus #5402 is unchanged to San Bernardino, and adds the McDonald’s Restaurant stop.
Bus #5412 is unchanged to Claremont, where it then skips Ontario and Riverside, which are handled by Los Angeles Basin/Inland Empire bus #5812. This produces a 20-minute earlier arrival at all stops beyond San Bernardino inclusive.
Bus #5413 adds the McDonald’s Restaurant stop in San Bernardino and is otherwise unchanged.
Bus #5414 is unchanged to Claremont, where it then skips Ontario and Riverside, which are handled by Los Angeles Basin/Inland Empire bus #5814. This produces a 5-minute earlier arrival in San Bernardino. It then continues on to San Bernardino McDonald’s, Beaumont, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, and Indio.
Bus #5415 originates in Indio instead of Hemet, departing Indio at 7:00AM, and serving Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Beaumont, San Bernardino-McDonald’s, and departs the Amtrak Station in San Bernardino 15 minutes later, skipping the Riverside and Ontario stops, which are now handled by Los Angeles Basin/Inland Empire bus #5815. It then assumes the pre-existing schedule at Claremont and operates without further schedule change to Bakersfield.
Bus #5416 is unchanged.
Bus #5417 departs Indio 35 minutes later, stopping at Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Beaumont, and McDonald’s Restaurant in San Bernardino, where it then skips the Riverside and Ontario station stops, which are now handled by Los Angeles Basin/Inland Empire bus #5817. It assumes the pre-existing schedule from Claremont into Bakersfield without further schedule change.
Bus #5403 adds the McDonald’s Restaurant stop in San Bernardino and operates without change San Bernardino through Bakersfield.
NEW STATION STOPS:
La Crescenta (LCA) – To avoid the lengthy back-tracking movements for northbound buses, the stop has been moved to the east side of the freeway on Honolulu and Lowell Avenues. Northbound buses pick up passengers on the northwest corner. The stop for southbound buses is diagonally across the intersection on the southeast corner.
The tabular format being used on some timetable updates will be expanded to the San Joaquin update when more substantial train service changes and more bus changes occur. In the mean time, however, it will continue to be presented in straight text format.