Metrolink To Kick Off Burbank Speed Improvements Project

Written by David C. Lester, Editor-in-Chief
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As part of the Southern California Optimized Rail Expansion (SCORE) Program, the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (Metrolink) is advancing the Burbank Junction Speed Improvement Project.

To facilitate safe movement of trains, in either direction, on both tracks, the Project would replace the existing Brighton Siding, right-hand track, with a larger siding track. This would realign a small portion of existing main line track, to accommodate the new pedestrian crossing. The existing tracks would be reconfigured and lengthened allowing the junction to service trains more efficiently while providing  smaller headways between trains.

Although not included in the Burbank Junction Speed Improvements Project, Metrolink would be conducting improvements at the Burbank Airport South Station and the Burbank Downtown Station at the same time as the SCORE project. Both station projects will include improvements to the pedestrian crossings increasing safety and allowing two trains to stop at the same time to increase service.

The groundbreaking ceremony for this project will be on Wednesday, Nov. 9. For more information on this, you can contact Jeanette Flores at [email protected].

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