High-speed rail will provide $423 million for LA’s Union Station project

The plan will create through the tracks at the currently stub-ended terminal

The California High-Speed ​​Rail Authority will provide $423 million for the LA Union Station track addition project. (LA Subway)

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The authority’s board on Wednesday approved an agreement with LA Metro to provide $423.3 million for Phase A of the “Link Union Station” project, with money coming from Proposal 1A funds approved by voters for the high-speed rail system. In a press releaseMetro CEO Stephanie Wiggins called the deal “a key funding milestone for the [high speed rail] bookend project here in Southern California.

The project will include the construction of a two-lane overpass over US Highway 101 adjacent to the station, providing a primary link to enable north-south operations [see “Metrolink set to begin work on LA Union Station project,” Trains News Wire, May 1, 2020]. The initial works, upgrading the station’s five-track gorge, are due to be completed in 2023.

Jose P. Rogers