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Progress Continues on Anaheim Canyon Metrolink Improvement Project

Construction is underway on the Anaheim Canyon Station Metrolink Improvement Project, OCTA’s $34 million project to upgrade rail facilities as well as improve passenger access and experience.

Over the next year, OCTA will construct a host of improvements, including a new station platform, adding a second main track and extending and enhancing the station’s existing platform. Working together with the City of Anaheim, OCTA will also make improvements to railroad crossings at both La Palma and Tustin avenues, further improving the area for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and trains alike. Located in the Anaheim Canyon Business District, the multimodal station connects passengers with OCTA and local bus services, hospitals, businesses and residential complexes. Station improvements will help enhance on-time performance and accommodate current and future growth.

Project Benefits

  • New station platform and extension of existing platform for greater convenience and accessibility for passengers
  • New second station track allows more than one train to serve the station and pass through the station area at a time
  • Enhanced rail service reliability and on-time performance
  • Improvements to existing at-grade crossings
  • New benches, shade structures and ticket vending machines for passengers

Recently, a new bus stop was completed, and crews have begun building the new station platform.  Funded by OC Go, Orange County’s half-cent sales tax for transportation improvements, the project is anticipated to be completed in early 2023. To sign up for project construction newsletters and learn about an upcoming virtual community meeting in November, visit the project website.