Officials from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Metrolink and the Hollywood Burbank Airport celebrated the completion of the new Metrolink Antelope Valley Line rail station. The station, which opened to the public on May 14, 2018, connects riders to a free shuttle operated by the airport.
“Metro is glad to build and be a major funding partner for this new transit connection to the Hollywood Burbank Airport,” remarked Metro CEO Phillip A. Washington. “Metro’s transportation transformation will continue to deliver more and better options to many of our important regional destinations.”
The new station is located at Hollywood Way and San Fernando Boulevard between the cities of Burbank and Los Angeles, and features rail ticket vending machines, benches, bike racks and LED display boards. The station will also be within walking distance of a planned airport terminal facility that will replace the current Hollywood Burbank Airport terminal.
“With the new Metrolink Burbank Airport-North Station, there is finally a daily connection to the Hollywood Burbank Airport on the Antelope Valley Line, one of our fastest growing lines,” said Art Leahy, Metrolink CEO. “This new train to plane connection provides an opportunity for people to save time and money spent for parking by taking Metrolink instead.”
The new $15 million station was constructed by C.A. Rasmussen, INC., of Valencia, Calif.