Metro breaks ground on new Bob Hope Airport-Hollywood Way Metrolink Station

Facility to improve train/plane link for Antelope Valley rail passengers.

June 21, 2013|By Daniel Siegal,
  • Monika Beal at left, Paul A. Gonzales from LA Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Natalie Moran and Baraka May cross N. San Fernando Rd. after exiting the Metrolink train on Friday, June 21, 2013. The women are from The Los Angeles Muses, an Andrew Sisters style singers. This is the new location for the Bob Hope Airport-Hollywood Way Metrolink station, which is slated to cost $3.7 million and should be finished in early 2015.
Monika Beal at left, Paul A. Gonzales from LA Metropolitan… (Photo by Gary Ambrose…)

For the first time ever, a Metrolink train stopped at San Fernando Road and Hollywood Way on Friday. The people who disembarked were there to proclaim many future stops at the intersection, the site of a new station on the Antelope Valley line.

PHOTOS: Bob Hope Airport-Hollywood Way Metrolink Station groundbreaking

The stop occurred as part of the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's groundbreaking ceremony for the new Bob Hope Airport-Hollywood Way Metrolink Station, which is being built with $3.7 million of Measure R funds, the transportation sales-tax measure approved by voters in 2008.

The station is expected to be completed in early 2015.

L.A. County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich spoke at the groundbreaking about the importance of the station for the residents of the Santa Clarita, Antelope and North San Fernando valleys.

Connecting airports through a rail system is a top priority, he said, and it provides more transportation options throughout Southern California.


Dan Feger, the airport's executive director, said the station will help fulfill the airport's long-term plans to make travel easier to and from the airfield.

Others at the groundbreaking ceremony were Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy, fellow MTA board members Patrick Morris and Ara Najarian, who is also on the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, and Susan Georgino, vice president of the airport authority.


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