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Lone Hill Avenue to White Avenue Double-Track Project
Metro’s plan for better transit includes adding a second mainline track between Lone Hill Av and White Av in San Dimas and La Verne; making 12 at-grade crossings “Quiet Zone Ready.” This project will improve train reliability, reduce travel times and enhance safety along the Metrolink San Bernardino Line.
Location: San Gabriel Valley
Phase: Design & Engineering
Type: Better Transit
Forecasted Opening: TBD
We’re building more railway tracks to reduce travel time and enhance safety. Metro’s plan for better transit includes adding a second mainline track along a 3.9-mile segment between Lone Hill Av in San Dimas and White Av in La Verne. The project will also include “Quiet Zone Ready” improvements to roadways and sidewalks, new and upgraded track and pedestrian crossing equipment and improvements to existing drainage and landscaping. The addition of a second mainline track will allow for opposing trains to run on separate tracks, improving the overall flow of Metrolink and Union Pacific trains, while improving on-time performance and schedule reliability.
The existing railway, owned by Metro, is part of the San Gabriel Subdivision, which is used by both Metrolink commuter rail service (approximately 38 trains daily) as well as Union Pacific Railroad freight service (up to four trains daily).
A 30% preliminary design and environmental evaluation was completed in 2017 and the project is now in the Final Design/Plans Specifications & Estimate (PS&E) phase. The project is currently in the data collection and site assessment phase. The project team is meeting with key government agencies, other stakeholders, and working on 60% design. The final design of the project is anticipated to be completed in summer 2023.
Please check back as community outreach meetings will occur in early 2022.