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. Adding high-speed rail tracks enhances this shared urban rail corridor by improving safety and operations for rail and other users.

The approximately 30-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.

SECTION HIGHLIGHTS

  • Connects LAUS to ARTIC – enhancing this 30-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.
  • Eliminates road track wait times at existing rail intersections by building grade separations and otherwise separating road and railroad track.
  • Reduces passenger delays caused by mixing freight and passenger services, and provides the capacity for more convenient and easier to use passenger service and schedules.
  • Four proposed stations: LAUS, ARTIC, Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs and Fullerton.

 

SECTION DETAILS

What's New

In 2018, the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority) approved a preferred alternative to the Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section.

However, to accommodate projected passenger rail and freight train volumes, two additional project components have since been added to the environmental analysis. These components include the construction of a new intermodal facility farther east in Colton and staging tracks in the unincorporated area of Lenwood, near Barstow.

On August 25, 2020, the Authority issued a Revised Notice of Intent under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and a Revised Notice of Preparation under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section of the California High-Speed Rail Project. The NOI/NOP was available for a public review period ending September 24, 2020. The purpose was to initiate additional scoping to solicit input on the additional project components that would be required in Colton and Lenwood, which were not included when the project was initially scoped in 2007.

Links to these notices can be found in the “Documents & Reports” section of this webpage. Comments submitted during this time period are being considered in the development of the Draft EIR/EIS, to be issued in the spring of 2021.

The Final EIR/EIS document for the Los Angeles to Anaheim project section will be issued in 2022 and presented to the Authority Board to consider certification and project approval under CEQA and NEPA.

See our Project Section Factsheet for more information.

Community Open House Meetings

SEPTEMBER 2020

The following telephone townhall and scoping meetings provided the community an opportunity to ask questions and offer comment on the Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section. For details on these virtual meetings, visit www.meethsrsocal-la-a.org/scoping-meetings-and-tth.

Telephone Townhall Virtual Scoping Meeting #1 Virtual Scoping Meeting #2
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Jueves 3 de septiembre de 2020
6:00 – 7:00 PM

Telephone Townhall Recording
(English)
(español)

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Jueves 10 de septiembre de 2020
5:00 – 7:30 PM

Scoping Meeting Recording
(English)
(español)

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Sábado 12 de septiembre de 2020
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Scoping Meeting Recording
(English)
(español)

 

Public Involvement & Community Outreach

The Authority is committed to planning and building a premier high-speed rail system that will keep the traveling public and surrounding communities moving and safe. We are working to develop and deliver the program through effective engagements with local communities, a process that involves nourishing long-term relationships with residents, stakeholders and policymakers. The goal is to foster and encourage community engagement throughout the organization in all aspect of construction and operations.

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.

Environmental Review

The State of California and the federal government both require a proposed infrastructure project to undergo an extensive assessment of the project’s potential impacts on the environment – land, air, water, minerals, plants, animals and noise – and proposed actions to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible.

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

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:

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

Contact Information

If you are interested in inviting the Authority to your community meeting to receive a project update, the team would be happy to coordinate with you.

(877) 669-0494
los.angeles_anaheim@hsr.ca.gov

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