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: a statewide program-level EIR/EIS followed by a more specific project-level EIR/EIS of each of the nine sections of the system. Each project section is moving through this process at a different pace.
The Los Angeles to Anaheim section of the 800-mile system is 29 miles long. This section travels between Los Angeles Union Station and the planned Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) via the existing Los Angeles-San Diego Rail Corridor (LOSSAN) currently utilized by BNSF, Metrolink and Amtrak trains. An additional station is being considered for either Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs or Fullerton.
The high-speed train project is expected to generate 92,000 construction-related jobs in this section over the life of construction. Once operating, projections estimate 14,100 boardings daily in Los Angeles and 23,500 in Anaheim, with travel time between the two cities estimated at 22-25 minutes. CO2 emission savings are estimated at 21.75 lbs. per trip.
Use the Proposed Route Map to view different alignments being considered for each section.
The Los Angeles to Anaheim Section team continues to work closely with project partners and cities adjacent to the corridor to develop a high-speed train system that meets design and operational requirements while minimizing impacts to local communities. In July 2010, the Authority Board approved the Supplemental Alternatives Analysis Report modifying the alternatives presented last June based on further technical study and stakeholder input, as well as incorporating a new shared track alternative. On March 3, 2011, the Authority Board approved the development and study of a phased implementation plan for the Los Angeles to Anaheim section. The phased approach would bring early benefits to existing rail and commuter services and would improve mobility and rail safety for the local region. We anticipate the draft environmental reports (DEIR/DEIR) will be available for public review in the fall of 2012.
Community meetings are being organized to provide the public with an opportunity to review and comment; please continue to check the section’s calendar for a meeting near you. If you would like to schedule a presentation to your group or organization, please contact us at Los.Angeles_Anaheim@hsr.ca.gov or (916) 324-1541.
The Los Angeles to Anaheim section is currently in Stage 3, Planning: Draft EIR/EIS.Learn more about the stages of the project.
Los Angeles to Anaheim
Palmdale - Los Angeles
Los Angeles - San Diego