Metrolink Station and Parking Structure

OCTA LogoPlacentia’s Metrolink Station and Parking Structure

At the June 27, 2016, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) Board of Directors meeting, the Board Members approved the funding and cooperative agreement for the construction of the newest Metrolink Station in Orange County and a new parking structure. Mayor Pro Tem Craig Green, Council Members Scott Nelson and Chad Wanke, City Administrator Damien Arrula, and City Staff were present at the Board meeting, along with several representatives from the Placentia Chamber of Commerce, Placita Santa Fe Merchants, and Cal State Fullerton’s Transportation Department.

"The City has been working with OCTA on the construction of a Metrolink Station and Parking Structure to serve the City and surrounding area for several years now," said City Administrator Damien Arrula. "We are particularly thankful to CEO Darrell Johnson and his OCTA team for their partnership and support in developing a cohesive plan together to bring this project to fruition. We are excited about the prospect of having the station serve as the catalyst for making Old Town Placentia a destination while serving regional transportation needs in the North Orange County area" said City Administrator Arrula.

The Cooperative Agreement was presented at the July 12, 2016 Placentia City Council meeting for final approval. The Agreement was unanimously approved by the City Council.

Once constructed, this will be the 13th station serving the 91 line, which will run from Los Angeles Union Station to downtown Riverside. The Placentia Metrolink station will be the closest station in proximity to Cal State Fullerton and will provide passengers with an alternative to the Fullerton Metrolink station.

The total cost of this project is $35 million, of which the City will contribute $5.4 million.

Tentative Schedule

June 27, 2016OCTA Board of Directors Meeting Approved Cooperative Agreement
July 12, 2016City Council Meeting Approved Cooperative Agreement
November 2016OCTA and City Staff reviewed Construction Management Bids
December 2016OCTA Board of Directors Approved Construction Management Firm
Jan-Oct 2017Final Station and Structure Design Review and Plan Check Review
January 2020Construction of Underground Utilities
November 2020Complete Construction of Underground Utilities
TBDConstruction of 3rd Railroad Tracks and Signal
TBDOCTA to Release Bids for Construction of Station & Parking Structure
TBDOCTA Award of Contract for Construction of Station & Parking Structure
TBDConstruction Groundbreaking of the Metrolink Station and Parking Structure (South Platform First)
TBDComplete Construction of the Metrolink Station and Parking Structure

If you have any questions regarding this tentative schedule, please call Alexis Leicht, Government Relations Representative for the Orange County Transportation Authority at (714) 560-5475 or via email.

Preliminary Rendering of the Parking Structure

Placentia Garage - 3D View Mockup

Preliminary Site Plan for the Metrolink Station and Parking Structure

View the Preliminary Site Plan for the Metrolink Station and Parking Structure (PDF).