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Construction began earlier this year for a series of improvements to the Van Nuys commuter rail station.

The project, which was detailed last week on the Metrolink Matters blog, is intended to improve travel times, passenger capacity, and operational reliability on the segment of the Ventura County line which spans between Chatsworth and Burbank.  Plans call for the addition of a new center platform, which will allow passengers to board trains on both tracks, as well as a new pedestrian undercrossing. 

Crews have already completed some work for the project, including the replacement of tracks adjacent to the station, as well as the addition of new fencing, a signal bridge, and a shoring wall for the center platform.

Construction is expected to occur over approximately two years, signaling a completion date sometime in late 2019 or early 2020.

The station currently serves 33 trains today between Amtrak and Metrolink service.

Rendering of the Van Nuys Metrolink Station. Image via Metrolink Matters.
Construction at the Van Nuys Metrolink Station. Image via Metrolink Matters.
Construction at the Van Nuys Metrolink Station. Image via Metrolink Matters.
Construction at the Van Nuys Metrolink Station. Image via Metrolink Matters.

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