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9/20/2017



Rail News: Passenger Rail

OCTA boosts accessibility at Metrolink's Laguna Niguel station


The agency has designed and built two new ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Photo – OCTA

The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) has finished a series of accessibility improvements at Metrolink's Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station in California.

Working in partnership with Metrolink and the cities of Laguna Niguel and Mission Viejo, OCTA designed and constructed two ramps that are compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The ramps, which replaced the station's elevators, were added to the existing pedestrian undercrossing. The existing elevator shafts were redesigned to accommodate a public bathroom and vending machines, OCTA officials said in a press release.

Three passenger canopies were installed along the station's west platform.

Construction began in early 2016. The work included demolishing portions of the pedestrian stairways on both sides of the station and replacing them with the ramps.

Construction management firm PreScience Corp. oversaw the project, while Woodcliff Corp. constructed it.

The Laguna Niguel/Mission Viejo Station opened in 2002 and averages 340 weekday boardings.



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