Metrolink commuter rail station
A Metrolink train at Moorpark station
|Location||300 High Street|
Moorpark, California 93021
|Owned by||City of Moorpark|
|Platforms||1 side platform, 1 island platform|
|Connections||VISTA (intercity bus service), Thousand Oaks Transit (commuter shuttle), Moorpark City Transit (local bus service)|
|Passengers (2017)||21,881 0.71% (Amtrak)|
Moorpark is a passenger rail station in the city of Moorpark, California. Service commenced in 1983 as an infill station on the short-lived CalTrain line. The station was rebuilt in 1992 to accommodate the new Metrolink Ventura County Line commuter trains. Service on that line began on October 26, 1992; Amtrak's Santa Barbara–San Diego San Diegan trains had begun stopping there the day before.
It is served by both Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner from San Luis Obispo to San Diego and Metrolink's Ventura County Line from Los Angeles Union Station to East Ventura. Five Pacific Surfliner trains serve the station daily and 16 Metrolink trains serve the station each weekday. Moorpark served as the Ventura County Line's terminal until service was extended to Oxnard after the Northridge earthquake in 1994, and now acts as the western terminus of the Ventura County Line except during peak hours in the peak direction of travel. Metrolink stores trains in a small yard a short distance west of the station.
In FY2018, boarding or detraining Amtrak passengers averaged approximately 50 passengers daily.
Platforms and tracks
|Northbound||■ Pacific Surfliner||toward San Luis Obispo, limited service (Camarillo)|
|■ Ventura County Line||toward East Ventura (Camarillo)|
|■ Coast Starlight||No stops|
|Southbound||■ Pacific Surfliner||toward San Diego-Union Station, limited service (Simi Valley)|
|■ Ventura County Line||toward L.A. Union Station (Simi Valley)|
|■ Coast Starlight||No stops|
Historic Moorpark Station
The original Moorpark station was constructed at 18 E. High Street by the Southern Pacific Railroad in 1900. The first station was destroyed by fire in 1909 and was rebuilt in 1910. It remained in service until the late 1950s and was demolished in 1964. The former station site is now occupied by the Moorpark Chamber of Commerce.
- "Amtrak Fact Sheet, FY2017, State of California" (PDF). Amtrak. November 2017. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
- "It's Here". Oxnard Press-Courier. February 16, 1983. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
- Maiella, James, Jr. (October 25, 1992). "City Hopes for a Revival With Metrolink". Los Angeles Times. p. B1. Retrieved July 7, 2019 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Moorpark, California (MPK)".
- "Amtrak Service in Moorpark, California" (PDF). Rail Passengers Association. 2019. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
- "Original Moorpark Southern Pacific Depot Site". Moorpark Points of Historical Interest. Moorpark Historical Society. Retrieved January 18, 2020.
- Media related to Moorpark station at Wikimedia Commons
- Amtrak California Station Info Page
- Moorpark station at the Metrolink website
- Moorpark, CA – Amtrak
- Moorpark (MPK)--Great American Stations (Amtrak)
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