Burbank Junction Speed Improvements Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Document Title
Burbank Junction Speed Improvements Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Railroad Right of Way

Document Description
The project is located on the Metrolink Main Tracks between Mile Posts 11.00 and 11.60 in the City of Burbank, in Los Angeles County. The project proposes to modify Control Points (CP) Olive and merge it with CP Burbank Junction. The existing #14 right-hand turnout leading to Brighton Siding would be replaced with a #20 right-hand turnout. This improvement would achieve increased speeds of up to 45 miles per hour for passenger trains and 35 miles per hour for freight trains through the creation of a divergent route along the larger turnout. A small portion of existing main line track #2 would be realigned to accommodate the new crossover. Construction activities would take place within the railroad right-of-way owned by Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Construction access would occur from North Front Street and last for up to 1 year (October 2021 through October 2022).

Contact Information
Chris Haskell
Lead/Public Agency
900 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 1500
Los Angeles, CA 90017

Phone : (213) 452-0242

Southern California Regional Rail Authority
Project Applicant


34°11'1.95"N 118°19'7.16"W
Los Angeles
Citywide Countywide Southern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The Project is exempt because it would allow for an increase in commuter and passenger service on the existing rail line.


Notice of Exemption
Notice of Exemption_Burbank_Final 10152020 E-sign   PDF 63 K Project Description Burbank Junction_Final 11   PDF 800 K

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