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File #: 2019-0429   
Type: Informational Report Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/15/2019 In control: Planning and Programming Committee
On agenda: 7/17/2019 Final action:
Title: RECEIVE AND FILE status report on Motion 47 from the July 2017 Board of Director's meeting regarding the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line study (Refer to Attachment A).
Sponsors: Planning and Programming Committee
Indexes: Acton, Burbank, California High Speed Rail, Capital Project, Demand, Double track, High speed rail, Hourly, Informational Report, Lancaster, Los Angeles Union Station, Metro Vision 2028 Plan, Metrolink, North Los Angeles County, Palmdale, Railroad commuter service, Ridership, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Schedules and scheduling, Station 1115, Station 1115B, Sylmar, Terminals (Communications), Transit authorities, Travel time, Union Pacific Railroad, Van Nuys, Weekdays
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - July 2017 Board Motion 47, 2. Attachment B - Antelope Valley Line Study Presentation, 3. Presentation
Related files: 2017-0505, 2019-0571
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PLANNING AND PROGRAMMING COMMITTEE
JULY 17, 2019

Subject
SUBJECT: METROLINK ANTELOPE VALLEY LINE STUDY

Action
ACTION: RECEIVE AND FILE

Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
RECEIVE AND FILE status report on Motion 47 from the July 2017 Board of Director's meeting regarding the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line study (Refer to Attachment A).

Issue
ISSUE

Motion 47 authorized a study of the Metrolink Antelope Valley Line (AVL) between Burbank and Lancaster and directed staff to coordinate with Metrolink and the North County Transportation Coalition to:
a) Determine a range of frequency of service to maximize regional accessibility throughout the day;
b) Assess the condition of the existing rail infrastructure (e.g. tracks, culverts, tunnels, crossings, etc.) that limits operational flexibility and service reliability;
c) Recommend needed infrastructure and capital improvement costs (in level of priority) along with cost benefit analysis to support the range of frequency of service, service reliability, safety, an on-time performance including latest technologies in rail propulsion, controls and rail stock.
In collaboration with Metrolink, the North Los Angeles County Transportation Coalition (NCTC), California State Transportation Agency and LOSSAN, Metro presents the initial results of the Antelope Valley Line Study (Burbank to Lancaster) to incrementally improve rail service along the Antelope Valley Line along with a cost benefit analysis of the corresponding infrastructure and capital improvements.

Discussion
DISCUSSION

This AVL Study is focused on the 65.2 mile portion of the rail line between the Burbank Downtown Station and the Lancaster Station. A separate study called Los Angeles-Glendale-Burbank study includes the remaining 11.4 mile portion of the route between Los Angeles Union Station to Burbank Downtown Station. In collaboration with NCTC and Metrolink, this AVL study identified six (6) service scenarios that align with the Calif...

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