Los Angeles to Anaheim
The Los Angeles to Anaheim project section connects Los Angeles and Orange counties from Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) using the existing Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail corridor. The LOSSAN Corridor is currently used by both passenger (Metrolink and Amtrak) and freight rail providers.
The approximately 33-mile corridor travels through the cities of Los Angeles, Vernon, Commerce, Bell, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, La Mirada, Buena Park, Fullerton and Anaheim as well as portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County. It also supports the national and regional economy by facilitating cargo movements in and out of the two busiest Ports in the country – Los Angeles and Long Beach.
- Connects LAUS to ARTIC – enhancing this 33-mile link in the statewide transportation network
- Improves safety and reliability through the use of the most advanced and innovative safety technology available.
- Uses next-generation signaling technology (Positive Train Control, intrusion barriers and warning system, earthquake early warning, and more) to enhance performance while reducing pollution, noise, and congestion along the corridor.
- Minimizes road track wait times at some existing rail intersections by building grade separations and otherwise separating road and railroad track.
- Reduces construction impacts, schedule, and cost by utilizing an existing passenger and freight rail corridor.
- Includes either no intermediate station or one intermediate station in Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs or Fullerton.
On November 2, 2023, the Authority issued a Supplemental Alternatives Analysis (SAA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section of the California High-Speed Rail Project. The Authority prepared this SAA to evaluate new alternatives that would eliminate the need for the BNSF Intermodal Facility in San Bernardino County included in the August 25, 2020, Revised Notice of Intent. The SAA proposes to advance the Shared Passenger Track Alternative for further consideration within the draft environmental documents (EIR/EIS). The Shared Passenger Track Alternative generally resembles the 2018 High-Speed Rail (HSR) Project Alternative and, among the new alternatives studied within the SAA, best meets the Project’s purpose and need by serving the most potential passengers in the most cost-effective manner, while also reducing impacts to the environment, existing rail operations, and communities.
Open House and Information Sessions
Anaheim Grade Crossings Information Session
Thursday, December 7
6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.
Landmark Event Center, 408 N Anaheim Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92805
Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Grade Crossings and Potential Station Information Session
Monday, December 11
6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.
City of Norwalk Rich Rehearsal Hall (MPR), 13200 Clarkdale Avenue, Norwalk, CA 90650
Fullerton Grade Crossings and Potential Station Information Session
Thursday, December 14
6:00 p.m. — 7:30 p.m.
Fullerton Community Center, Grand Hall, 340 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832
Open Office Hours
Staff will be available to answer questions on Los Angeles to Anaheim during virtual office hours.
Virtual office hours, held in the form of 30-minute webinars, are offered:
- Friday, December 1 from 9-11 a.m.
- Monday, December 4 from 1:30-3 p.m.
- Tuesday, December 5 from 8-10 a.m.
- Friday, December 8 from 12-3 p.m.
- Monday, December 11 from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
- Thursday, December 14 from 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
- Friday, December 15 from 10 a.m. -12 noon
- Monday, December 18 from 3-5 p.m.
- Wednesday, December 20 from 3-5 p.m.
Additional dates/times may be available upon request. Appointments are conducted through Zoom, unless a conference call format is preferred.
- Use this form to schedule an appointment with staff. Language interpretation will be provided if requested through the form.
- Accept the calendar invitation. You should receive the calendar invitation within one to two business days of completing the form. The calendar invite will include instructions on how to join the webinar.
- At the scheduled time, please join the webinar via computer or phone to discuss your question with staff (and interpreter if required).
- If you prefer to schedule an office hours appointment over the phone, please call 877-669-0494.
Public Involvement & Community Outreach
In conducting outreach events, such as Open House and Community Working Group meetings, the Authority informs the public about all aspects of the program, including the presentation of specific project section plans and key milestones contributing to the first phase of the high-speed rail system.
For a listing of upcoming events and outreach opportunities in your area visit the Events page.
Newsletters & Factsheets
The Authority is committed to keeping stakeholders and the public up-to-date on the latest on the high-speed rail program, and the latest updates happening in the regions.
To sign up for project section updates, visit the Contact Us page and select Northern California, Central Valley or Southern California.
Visit the Information Center to learn more about the Los Angeles to Anaheim project section in the regional and project section factsheets.
The Los Angeles to Anaheim (LA-A) project section is the southernmost link, connecting Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) using the existing shared Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) urban rail corridor.
Decisions regarding how and where to build the California high-speed rail system are made and justified by using detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed rail system and routes.
The materials listed under the Documents & Reports section below include studies and reports the Authority has produced to date, along with corresponding public comments received, during the environmental review process of the Burbank to Los Angeles project section.
Documents & Reports
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section Supplemental Alternatives Analysis Executive Summary (Spanish)
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section Supplemental Alternatives Analysis Executive Summary (Korean)
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section Supplemental Alternatives Analysis Executive Summary (Tagalog)
A link to the Federal Register NOI can be found here: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2020-08-25/pdf/2020-18610.pdf
Links to the NOP can be accessed below:
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) – English
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) – español
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) – Chinese
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) – Japanese
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) – Korean
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) – Tagalog
- Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Proposition 1A Funding Commitment to the LINK US Station Project
The following documents are available for review upon request. The Authority encourages written requests submitted via our Public Records Portal.
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section Supplemental Alternatives Analysis
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section Alternative Analysis
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section Scoping
- Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section Notice of Intent/Notice of Preparation
PROJECT SECTION ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENTS
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