Due to the large scope of the project – the largest public infrastructure project in the nation – the environmental review is being conducted in two parts: at the statewide level followed by a more specific project-level review of each of the nine sections of the system. Each project section is moving through this process at a different pace.
The Palmdale to Los Angeles section of the 800-mile system is 58 miles long. This section travels southwest to Sylmar and then south to Los Angeles Union Station, where it will connect with the Los Angeles to Anaheim and Los Angeles to San Diego sections.
The high-speed train project is expected to generate 125,000 construction-related jobs in Los Angeles County over the life of construction. Once operating, projections estimate 12,900 boardings daily in Palmdale and 14,100 in Los Angeles, with travel time between Palmdale and Los Angeles estimated at 28 minutes. CO2 emission savings are estimated at 45 lbs. per trip.
Use the Proposed Route Map to view different alignments being considered for each section.
Palmdale to Los Angeles team presented its Supplemental Alternatives Analysis
Report to the Authority Board on March 3, 2011. While the technical team
continues to study the entire section, the Board took action on the
southern portion, from historic Los Angeles Union Station to Sylmar. The Board
approved continued study of three alignments coming out of Union Station, all
of which skirt many of the community resources in the built out area
– including the LA River, LA (Cornfields) State Historic Park
and Rio de Los Angeles State Park (Taylor Yard). The Board approved
further study of the potential locations for an interim station in the San
Fernando Valley area, including Burbank at Buena Vista Street near the airport,
Branford Street in the city of Los Angeles, and in the city of San
Fernando. The technical team is working with the communities north of the
San Fernando Valley from Sylmar to Palmdale on alignment alternatives and
out the report below for information on alignment alternatives and stations
options. We look forward to hearing and let us know if you would like us
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The Palmdale to Los Angeles section is currently in Stage 3, Planning: Draft EIR/EIS.Learn more about the stages of the project.
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