New regional rail timetables!

Here is the new version of the regional rail timetables for Metrolink, Amtrak and the Coaster. Happy travels!

Categories: Go Metro

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  1. Also called the LOSSAN corridor. The 2nd most utilized commuter rail section in the country, only the east coast has higher ridership… 150 daily trains per day. But remember, most D.C. politicians use to believe that we only need cars, highways, etc…

  2. Great concept and great info — but yikes, are those timetables hard to read!

    Wonder what it’d look like to lay out a railroad timetable in more of a “bus” or “metro” format, where a train moves “left-to-right” across the schedule rather than up-and-down. Then, to find a train at any one station, read down rather than read across.

    Might be waaay easier to read when there’s so many trains each day…

    Thanks for the info, in any case!

    • Yes, it’s kind of a crayon box explosion, eh?

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

      • Train schedules are traditionally in a vertical format. When there are low frequencies, the stops are listed in the center column (eg, eastern terminus at the top, western terminus at the bottom). For that example, the columns left of center would be for westbound departures and you read down the schedule from top to bottom. Eastbound departures would be in the right-hand columns and you would start at the bottom and read up as you head from west to east. It’s a very efficient format once you understand it. The LOSSAN schedule has far too many departures to use a bi-directional format, but it does preserve the vertical format of the station list.

        TMI probably.

  3. It requires a subscription to Scribd to see the entire timetable. After the first month, it costs $8.99/month.