Enewsletter for June 2, 2014

Union Station to get $350 million in track upgrades Los Angeles Times-May 27, 2014 The Southern California Regional Interconnector Project is designed to benefit travelers by installing four sections of track that will enable Amtrak and Metrolink trains to run straight through the terminal, eliminating the 15 to 20 minutes it now takes to enter and exit the station at its lone north entrance. All tracks now dead-end in the terminal area….“This will be a game changer for intercity and regional rail in Southern California,” said Paul Dyson, chairman of the Burbank Transportation Commission and president of the Rail Passenger Assn. of California and Nevada, a nonprofit advocacy organization. “The good news is that it makes better use of existing rail cars and locomotives, train crew hours and fuel, lowering the operating costs of both Metrolink and Amtrak.”

June 2, 2014

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