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LA City Council asks for report on relocating Sun Valley Metrolink station

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted on Friday, May 19, to approve a report calling for a study regarding the possible relocation of the Sun Valley Metrolink station and the feasibility of adding a second platform.

The request for the report was initiated by a motion brought forth by Council President Paul Krekorian. The Sun Valley Metrolink station, located in the Sixth District at 8360 San Fernando Rd., is part of the Antelope Valley line that connects Lancaster with Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

According to his motion, Sun Valley has a large “low income and transit dependent” population, the station consists of a single platform and is located in an industrial area far from residents, businesses and transit connections.

The Sun Valley station has a travel time of 29 minutes to Union Station. Metro and Metrolink are currently working on a $220 million project to upgrade the AV Line, which will allow for 30 minute bi-directional travel between Santa Clarita and Union Station.

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“In order for Sun Valley to take advantage of the upgrades to the Antelope Valley line, the city should partner with Metro to explore how we can upgrade the Antelope Valley Station to be more of a community asset,” the motion reads.

The report requests the Chief Legislative Analyst and Chief Administrative Officer’s offices to prepare the study analyzing the possible relocation of the Sun Valley station to Sunland and Van Nuys Boulevard, and identify challenges and opportunities in comparison to the existing location.

The report will also analyze ways to improve the station by improving bus/shuttle service and active transportation, as well as adding a second platform to connect to the Brighton to Roxford Double Track Project.

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