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10/2/2018



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LA Metro releases final environmental impact report for Union Station subway project


The project is aimed at improving turnaround times for Red and Purple line subway trains at Union Station.
Photo – LA Metro's video on the project

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has released the final environmental impact report for its Division 20 portal widening and turnback facility near LA Union Station.

The project is aimed at improving turnaround times for Red and Purple line subway trains at Union Station, and creating more space in the subway car rail yard.

The added space is "important with the subway fleet growing and the first two sections of the Purple Line Extension under construction between Wilshire/Western and Century City," LA Metro officials wrote in a blog.

The project also would include construction of a ventilation shaft and storage tracks, as well as reconfiguring existing tracks and access roads to accommodate the turnback facility.

Metro's construction committee will consider the final environmental document Oct. 18. The agency's full board will consider the document Oct. 25.

In March, Metro released the project's draft environmental impact statement.



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