Downtown Los Angeles to Sylmar High-Speed Rail Study

Client: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Locations: Downtown Los Angeles to Sylmar in the Northern San Fernando Valley, CA
Size: 22 Mile High-Speed Rail Study involving the French TGV and the German Maglev System.
Cost:  $700,000,000 (Budget Estimates)
Completion Date:  1995 (Study)


AVA responsibilities included:

  • Station Concepts & Renderings
  • Station Site Planning Route Refinement and Engineering Feasibility
  • Site Circulation Studies for Bus and Auto Interface.
  • Analysis of Alternative Alignments Physical Corridor Constraints and Station Area potential.
  • Station locations for each alternative, and optimal spacing of stations.
  • Heavy, Light Rail, and High-Speed Rail interface.
  • Exploration of newer rail technologies such as the Maglev and French TGV
  • Multimodal Center Interface with other transportation modes


A 22-mile corridor between Union Station in downtown Los Angeles to Sylmar, served by a proposed high-speed rail or commuter rail train in conjunction with a light rail system.

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