Category Archives: Los Angeles main train station

Plans for LAX Rail Link Move Ahead: La Planification du Metro dans L Aeroport De Los Angeles Continu

Yesterday, Metro released a draft environmental impact report detailing plans for the long-sought light rail link to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

The proposed Aviation/96th Street Station, slated for an approximately 9.5-acre site one mile east of LAX, would be a multi-modal transportation center featuring:

  • Three at-grade light rail platforms served by the Green and Crenshaw/LAX Lines.
  • A bus plaza featuring 20 active bus bays and up to 18 layover bays.
  • A bicycle hub with featuring long-term accommodations for up to 150 bicycles and short-term parking for 50 bicycles, as well as a repair area, showers and lockers.
  • A passenger pick-up and drop-off area for access to the bus and rail lines serving the station.
  • A Metro hub to connect passengers between the various modes of transportation.
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Major Upgrades Slated for Union Station


The effort to improve efficiency and capacity at Union Station has taken another step forward, as Metro begins preparing an environmental impact report for a long-planned series of upgrades to the historic rail terminal.

Link Union Station, formerly known as the Southern California Interconnector Project, would allow Amtrak and Metrolink trains to pass directly through the station by creating as many as ten new tracks running south across the US-101 freeway trench, as well as a new loop track for operational flexibility.  This upgrade, previously budgeted at $350 million, would increase Union Station’s capacity by as much as 50% and shave train idling times by up to 25 minutes.  Currently, the station’s stub-end layout forces all trains to arrive and depart through the five-track throat located north of the railyard. Continu reading