Table 4.18: Metro and Suburban Rail
U.S., Canada, Western Europe and Australasia
Los Angeles     (4.18.1, 2008.2)
City and Country
Population Served
System Length, km / mi
Annual Passengers (million)
Average Travel Distance, km / mi
Annual Traffic Density (million)
           
Los Angeles (CA) SCRRA-1996
US
@ 6,831,000
619.8 / 384.3
5.4
57.3 / 35.5
0.5
2007
 
8,340,000
626.1 / 388.2
12.3
57.7 / 35.8
1.1
Ventura County - 1994
   
114.4 / 70.9
0.7
55 / 35
0.3
2007
   
"
1.1
54.8 / 34.0
0.4
Antelope Valley - 1994
   
123.5 / 76.6
0.8
65 / 40
0.3
2007
   
"
2.0
67.6 / 41.9
1.1
San Bernardino - 1994
   
91.1 / 56.5
1.3
56 / 35
0.8
2007
   
"
3.4
59.2 / 36.7
2.2
Riverside - 1994
   
95.3 / 59.1
0.8
55 / 35
0.5
2007
   
"
1.3
59.7 / 37.0
0.8
Riverside - Fullerton - Los Angeles ("91 Line") - 2007
   
99.4 / 61.6
0.6
58.7 / 36.4
0.3
* Perris - San Jacinto
   
26.6 / 16.5
0.3
19 / 12
0.2
* Perris - Temecula
   
26.6 / 16.5
0.6
19 / 12
0.4
Orange County - 1994
   
140.6 / 87.2
0.6
65 / 40
0.3
2007
   
"
2.1
62.6 / 38.8
1.0
Inland Empire - Orange County - 2007
   
161.5 / 100.0
1.3
51.8 / 32.1
0.4
* Harbor DMU - 2030
   
11.5 / 18.5
4.5
13 / 8
3
             
Metro Rail Red Line (met)-1996
   
4.8 / 3.0
7.7
2.4 / 1.5
3.8
1997
   
8.1 / 5.0
10.3
3.2 / 2.0
4.1
2002
   
25.8 / 16.0
31.5
7.6 / 4.7
9.3
2007
   
"
41
"
12
* Metro Rail (met) 2030
   
51.0 / 31.6
80
10 / 6
15
             
Angels Flight-fn-1921
   
0.102 / 0.06
2
0.102 / 0.06
2
1927
   
"
1
"
1
1959
   
"
1
"
1
2000
   
0.085 / 0.05
0.7
0.085 / 0.05
0.7
Court Flight-fn-1941
   
0.055 / 0.03
0.2
0.055 / 0.03
0.2
Mount Washington-fn-1910
   
0.886 / 0.5
0.1
0.886 / 0.5
0.1
Avalon (Catalina Island)-fn-1907
   
0.3 / 0.2
0.04
0.2 / 0.1
0.02
Key to Symbols:
* = in planning; ** = under construction.
*** = operated for less than 12 months as noted; traffic density scaled up to annual rate.
@ = population corresponds with historic data year.
u = population within municipal boundary.
 
Notes for Table 4.18
Los Angeles: SCRRA (rly): Southern California Regional Rail Authority, trading as "Metrolink."
The total system length is less than the sum of route lengths for individual services because of significant overlap. Ridership for individual lines at 2007 fiscal year estimated from reported monthly averages. Ventura County and Orange County lines shared by Amtrak intercity trains. Most of the Inland Empire - Orange County Line shares the Riverside – Fullerton – Los Angeles ("91 Line") and Orange County lines.
(The "91 Line" is named for a motorway, California State Route 91, a segment of which is named the "Riverside Freeway.")
Metrolink passenger traffic statistics for Ventura County and Orange County lines include passengers who traveled on Amtrak trains with Metrolink tickets.
Perris Valley Line: Extension of "91 Line," Riverside – South Perris, 31 km / 19 mi, in planning. Opening planned for 2009.
Perris - San Jacinto: "Perris Valley Line / Commuter / San Jacinto," in planning. To extend South Perris – Hemet –  San Jacinto. Traffic density estimate based on ridership forecast (1,338 / weekday, by 2030).
Perris - Temecula: "I-215 / Commuter / Temecula," in planning. Most of line to be built new, in or near alignment of the Interstate-215 ("I-215") motorway. To extend South Perris – Temecula. Traffic density estimate based on ridership forecast (2,166 / weekday, by 2030).
Union Station Run-Through Tracks Project: Double-track connecting permitting trains to operate through Los Angeles Union Station without reversing direction, 1.5 km / 1 mi. Implementation schedule: opening to follow start of final design by four years, with construction requiring two years.
Prospective future Metrolink extensions San Bernardino – Redlands, 15 km / 9 mi, and Saugus – Santa Paula – Montalvo, 74 km / 46 mi, would operate on railway alignments owned by San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Ventura county authorities.
See also Santa Barbara ("Ventura – Santa Barbara Intercounty Commuter Rail").
Harbor DMU - 2030: "Harbor Subdivision Right-of-Way DMU", Union Station – Aviation / LAX station on freight railway alignment: "Harbor Subdivision", former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad Company, now owned by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Outlined in MTA "Long Range Transportation Plan." Use of diesel multiple unit (DMU) stock planned. "Total Annual Boardings" 4,502,782 (at 2030), based on "preliminary order of magnitude estimates." (Completion by 2030 of all projects outlined in MTA "Long Range Transportation Plan" is not assured.)
* Metro Rail (met) - 2030: Incorporates current system and three extensions. Ridership estimate for existing system estimated as 1.2 times that carried at 2006, based on forecasts for regional population (24.0 percent) and employment (23.8 percent) during 2004-2030. Red Line extensions outlined in current (2006) "Long Range Transportation Plan", together with “Total Annual Boardings” (2030), based on "preliminary order of magnitude estimates:"
--Red Line Westside Subway, Wilshire / Western – Century City, 10.3 km / 6.4 mi, 14,721,048 passengers / year, at 2030.
--Red Line Westside Subway, Century City – Santa Monica, 11.0 km / 6.8 mi, 11,074,701 passengers / year, at 2030.
--Red Line Subway Extension to Bob Hope (Burbank) Airport ("BUR"), 3.9 km / 2.4 mi, 5,350,818 passengers / year, at 2030.
(At 2006, BUR airport was used by nearly 5.7 million passengers.)
Completion by 2030 of all projects outlined in the "Long Range Transportation Plan" is not assured.
Angels Flight, funicular. First line opened 1901, closed 1969. Second line, using original cars and some original equipment, opened 1996 February 26. This is located a short distance north of the original site. Service suspended because of an accident on 2001 February 1. Reopening once planned for early 2002, not carried out.
Subsequent dates were announced but the reopening did not take place.
The most recent announcement, at 2008 January, stated that the line would reopen in summer 2008, but this did not give a specific date.
Mt. Washington, funicular: Operator Title: Los Angeles and Mount Washington Incline Railway Company.
Avalon (Catalina), funicular: Operator Title: Santa Catalina Island Incline Railway (Santa Catalina Island Company). On Santa Catalina Island.