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LA Metro Begins Building Metrolink Station Near Burbank Airport

Los Angeles Metro began construction March 21 for a Metrolink commuter rail station that will be part of a proposed mixed-use development project featuring a new Burbank Airport terminal within walking distance.

The Burbank Airport-North Metrolink Station on the Antelope Valley Line should be completed in the spring of 2018, funded with $12.3 million from Metro and $2.7 million from the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. Metrolink already serves the airport with a one station; the new station will be approximately one mile from the current airport terminal, served by a free shuttle operated by the airport.

“This project will provide a better, faster and more seamless rail connection between Burbank Airport and the Metrolink commuter rail system,” said Metro Board Chair John Fasana. “It will also encourage more Southern Californians to utilize the Burbank Airport and provide an alternative to driving on the I-5 Freeway.”

Metro Chief Executive Officer Phillip A. Washington called the new station “part of Metro’s commitment to regional mobility. This station brings new and quicker options for residents from the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley and northern San Fernando Valley who want to get to the airport without driving.”

Station amenities will include seating, bike racks and LED display boards showing train, flight and bus arrival and departure times. A pedestrian sidewalk and transit plaza will be built adjacent to the platform.
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