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Metrolink Celebrates Van Nuys Station Reconstruction

Metrolink officials, community members, and engineering partners gathered for a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of a two-year construction project to rebuild its train station in Van Nuys, California.

The $32 million project moved and rebuilt the train platform to the center of the double-tracked station to improve operational efficiency, maintain on-time performance and enable more future train service for Metrolink and Amtrak.

“The newly reconstructed Van Nuys Station allows both tracks to be used simultaneously, increasing capacity and provides safe access to the platform from a pedestrian underpass, keeping trains and passengers separated,” Metrolink Board Chair Brian Humphrey said.

RailPros played a key role in the platform upgrade. RailPros scope of work included: railroad design and coordination, railroad signal design and communications, fiber optic relocation design, structural retrofit, civil design, ticket vending machines and notifications systems, project management and coordination, and quality assurance control. RailPros also managed the design, coordination, and oversight of the following disciplines: mechanical, electrical, plumbing, video surveillance system, customer information system, structural, architectural, landscaping, geotechnical, environmental investigations, drainage, utilities, and surveying.