Riverside, CA (RIV)

Riverside shot to early fame as the first place in North America to successfully grow navel oranges. It is also home to the Mission Inn, which has hosted presidents, royalty and movie stars.

Amtrak / Metrolink Station
4066 Vine Street
Riverside, CA 92507-4223

Station Hours

Annual Ticket Revenue (FY 2021): $688,155
Annual Station Ridership (FY 2021): 4,926
  • Facility Ownership: Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)
  • Parking Lot Ownership: Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)
  • Platform Ownership: Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC)
  • Track Ownership: BNSF Railway

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Regional Contact
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The Riverside station opened its doors as a transit facility on June 14, 1993. It consists of a platform with small shelters to protect travelers from inclement weather and the sun. Amtrak service by the Southwest Chief was introduced to the station on April 29, 2002, ending the practice of Amtrak trains passing through Riverside without a scheduled stop. Today, the station serves mainly as a Metrolink commuter train and transit bus station, in addition to Amtrak.

The city of Riverside was founded in the early part of the 1870s by abolitionist John North. It would become famous early in its history for being the first place in North America to successfully grow navel oranges. The first navel orange trees introduced to the region, given as gifts to Eliza Tibbets by a friend in the United States Department of Agriculture, were transplanted from the original navel orange trees grown in Brazil. Their success in Riverside led to a worldwide popularity.

Riverside is also home to the world-renowned “Mission Inn”. This small hotel, originally knows as “Glenwood Cottage”, was modeled after Franciscan missions left in California during previous centuries. It has been frequented over the years by a myriad of famous faces, which has included presidents, notably William Howard Taft, visiting royalty, and movie stars.

Platform with Shelter

Features

  • ATM not available
  • Elevator
  • No payphones
  • No Quik-Trak kiosks
  • No Restrooms
  • Unaccompanied child travel not allowed
  • No vending machines
  • No WiFi
  • Arrive at least 45 minutes prior to departure if you're checking baggage or need ticketing/passenger assistance
  • Arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure if you're not checking baggage or don't need assistance
  • Indicates an accessible service.

Baggage

  • Amtrak Express shipping not available
  • No checked baggage service
  • No checked baggage storage
  • Bike boxes not available
  • No baggage carts
  • Ski bags not available
  • No bag storage
  • Shipping boxes not available
  • No baggage assistance

Parking

  • Same-day parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight parking is available; fees may apply
  • Indicates an accessible service.

Accessibility

  • No payphones
  • Accessible platform
  • No accessible restrooms
  • No accessible ticket office
  • No accessible waiting room
  • Accessible water fountain
  • Same-day, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • Overnight, accessible parking is available; fees may apply
  • No high platform
  • No wheelchair
  • No wheelchair lift

Hours

Station Waiting Room Hours
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Ticket Office Hours
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Passenger Assistance Hours
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Checked Baggage Service
No checked baggage at this location.
Parking Hours
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Quik-Track Kiosk Hours
No Quik-Trak kiosks at this location.
Lounge Hours
No lounge at this location.
Amtrak Express Hours
No Amtrak Express at this location.