East San Fernando Valley light rail to bring 14 Metro stations to Van Nuys Boulevard

East San Fernando Valley light rail to bring 14 Metro stations to Van Nuys Boulevard

4/20/2022 3:00:00 AM

East San Fernando Valley light rail to bring 14 Metro stations to Van Nuys Boulevard

The 6.7-mile at-grade light rail transit system is planned to have 11 stations, nine traction power substations, an overhead contact system, 34 vehicles, and a maintenance and storage facility, acc…

| UPDATED:April 19, 2022 at 4:58 p.m.State and local officials gathered Tuesday, Jan. 19, to announce a $5 million federal investment secured to help build the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project connecting the Van Nuys Metro “G” Orange Line Station with the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink station.

“Strong public transit systems are crucial to our local economies and critical to creating opportunities in disadvantaged communities in our state,” said U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) during the press conference.LA City council president Nury Martinez at the announcement of a $5 million federal investment secured for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG

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April 19, 2022 at 4:58 p.m. | UPDATED: April 19, 2022 at 4:58 p.m. State and local officials gathered Tuesday, Jan. 19, to announce a $5 million federal investment secured to help build the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project connecting the Van Nuys Metro “G” Orange Line Station with the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink station. “Strong public transit systems are crucial to our local economies and critical to creating opportunities in disadvantaged communities in our state,” said U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) during the press conference. LA City council president Nury Martinez at the announcement of a $5 million federal investment secured for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG Senator Alex Padilla announces a $5 million federal investment secured for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG LA City council member Paul Krekorian at the announcement of a $5 million federal investment secured for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG Congressman Tony Cardenas at the announcement of a $5 million federal investment secured for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG Senator Alex Padilla, left, and Congressman Tony Cardenas at the announcement of a $5 million federal investment secured for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG Senator Alex Padilla announces a $5 million federal investment secured for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG A map showing the new $5 million East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG Senator Alex Padilla announces a $5 million federal investment secured for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG LA City council president Nury Martinez at the announcement of a $5 million federal investment secured for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG Senator Alex Padilla announces a $5 million federal investment secured for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG A rendering of the Victory station in the new $5 million East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG A rendering of the Arleta station in the new $5 million East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG Senator Alex Padilla announces a $5 million federal investment secured for the East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG A rendering of the Laurel Canyon station in the new $5 million East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG A rendering of the Van Nuys station in the new $5 million East San Fernando Valley Light Rail Transit Project Tuesday, April 19, 2022. The new project with a projected opening date in 2028 will help improve local infrastructure, increase connectivity, and address transit equity in LA County by extending a light rail line north from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line station to San Fernando Road, a total of 6.7 miles with 11 stations. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG Show Caption