Adventures by Rail has been pleased to share a variety of destinations easily accessed through the Fullerton Train Station, and although we’ve spent the semester taking you on a journey through the rails of SoCal, it’s necessary to highlight the details of this specific station, its benefits, and how it has evolved in the city of Fullerton.
Being home to the busiest train station in Orange County, the Fullerton Transportation Center provides access to Amtrak and Metrolink rail service, the OCTA bus system, private taxi service, and secure bicycle storage.
Metrolink has provided a reliable and affordable rail service and runs on a 500-mile rail system. We’ve explored some of these destinations Metrolink reaches and have found that it can be the start to a successful journey.
Fullerton is a city home to many things; a National Blue Ribbon high school, a California State University, and a historic train station that thousands of travelers rely on every day. Originally developed in the 1970s, the Fullerton Transportation Center is centrally located in Fullerton’s historic downtown central, which contains a lively mix of urban-scaled housing along with office, retail and a well-known nightlife.
Many rail passengers travel through Fullerton on a daily basis. On any given workday, an average of 3,000 commuters travel through the Fullerton Transportation Center, making it one of the busiest stops along Metrolink’s Orange County route.
By the year 2020, the anticipated number of Fullerton’s commuters either getting on or off a train is expected to grow to a daily average of 4,000. Metrolink is scheduled to increase its service over the next few years, with a train going through the Fullerton station every 30 minutes before the end of the decade.
Public Transportation is becoming more popular and in a city like Fullerton, where there are many different ways to get around, it can be the root of a great adventure. Next time you find yourself wandering around inside the heart Downtown Fullerton and you feel like doing something different, stop by the Fullerton Train Station. Fuel yourself with tasty goods, indulge in a local craft beer and get to know more about this college town.