A safety overhaul could be coming to a bus and commuter rail hub in the northwest San Fernando Valley.
The project from the Southern California Regional Rail Authority - otherwise known as Metrolink - calls for the construction of a new pedestrian undercrossing at Chatsworth Station. Additionally, plans call for replacing wooden ties along a nearly half-mile stretch of track which feeds into the at-grade stop.
The new undercrossing, if built, would eliminate the need for Metrolink and Amtrak passengers to cross train tracks when transferring between station platforms, as well as the adjoining G Line busway stop.
The proposed improvements are expected to be built over a roughly nine-month period between June 2023 and February 2024.
Plans for Chatsworth Station follow several other infrastructure projects from Metrolink in the San Fernando Valley, including the addition of a new station near Hollywood Burbank Airport, and the recent revamp of Van Nuys Station - which also added a pedestrian undercrossing.
Metrolink is also in the planning stages for several projects intended to speed travel times and increased service frequency across its system as part of its $10-billion SCORE program.
- Chatsworth (Urbanize LA)