Antelope Valley Line Capacity and Service Improvements Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Document Title
Antelope Valley Line Capacity and Service Improvements Program
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Present Land Use
Rail Corridor

Document Description
The Proposed Project would increase Metrolink service along the Antelope Valley Line to 30-minute bi-directional headways between Los Angeles Union Station and Santa Clarita Valley and up to 60 minute bi-directional headways to Lancaster Terminal by the year 2030. To achieve this service improvement, the Proposed Project includes the following three capital improvements: (1) the Balboa double track extension in unincorporated Los Angeles County which would extend the existing double track approximately 6,300 feet north from Balboa Boulevard to Sierra Highway; (2) the Canyon to Santa Clarita double track extension in Santa Clarita which would add approximately 8,400 feet of new double track between Soledad Canyon Road to Golden Oak Road; and (3) the Lancaster terminal improvements which would include expansion of the existing yard in Lancaster with two new 1,000-foot long train storage tracks, and a second station platform at the Lancaster station. In addition two options consisting of a tumback facility at the Canyon to Santa Clarita double track and maintaining the station platform will also be addressed in the Draft EIR.

Contact Information
Brian Balderrama
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
One Gateway Plaza, Mail Stop: 99-17-2
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 922-2836


34°16'42.4"N 118°26'5.4"W
Lancaster Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Total Acres
76 miles
State Highways
14, 118, 134, 1-5, 1-210
Antelope Valley Line

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Transportation (Commuter Rail)
Local Action
Commuter Rail
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Transportation, District 7


Environmental Document
_Memo   PDF 62 K NOP   PDF 1464 K Updated NOP - AVL Improvements   PDF 611 K
NOC   PDF 1017 K
State Comments
2020109001_Caltrans Comment   PDF 221 K 2020109001_NAHC Comment   PDF 331 K

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