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January 21, 1988 | JEFF RABIN, Times Staff Writer
Instead of a green light, Torrance City Council members are giving mixed signals about whether they want to proceed with a full-fledged environmental impact study on construction of a South Bay light-rail line. Although the council Tuesday night postponed action for a week on a request for an environmental study, members made it clear that any rail line in the city must not end in the city, but extend through it to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1988 | JEFF RABIN, Times Staff Writer
Instead of a green light, Torrance City Council members are giving mixed signals about whether they want to proceed with a full-fledged environmental impact study on construction of a South Bay light-rail line. Although the council Tuesday night postponed action for a week on a request for an environmental study, members made it clear that any rail line in the city must not end in the city, but extend through it to the Palos Verdes Peninsula.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1994
A third Metrolink commuter train will begin serving this north Los Angeles County region Thursday. Metrolink Executive Director Richard Stanger said the additional round-trip train connecting the Antelope Valley with Los Angeles will leave Lancaster at 5:55 a.m. There are also 4:11 and 4:26 a.m. departures. The new train will arrive back in Lancaster about 8 p.m. Also beginning Thursday, four trains will serve the Santa Clarita/Princessa station.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1993 | HUGO MARTIN
Concerned over delays in opening a Metrolink station in Sylmar, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon requested Friday that city officials explain the cause of the delays and provide a plan to speed station construction. The proposed stop at Hubbard and 1st streets suffered several months of delays due to stalled real estate negotiations with the site's property owner. Now, Metrolink officials say the project has been put off again by delays in getting city permit approval for its design.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 1992
The city of Santa Clarita has approved plans to build a commuter rail station on a 6.6-acre site east of Saugus Speedway. The plans approved late Tuesday by the City Council call for removal of one oak tree to make way for a 15,000-square-foot platform. The city plans to lease the site off Soledad Canyon Road for five years from the Whittaker Corp. for $1 a year for the first three years, and about $500,000 a year for the next two years.
NEWS
December 9, 1993
Metrolink, the commuter rail service, will run a special holiday shopping train for San Gabriel Valley residents who want to go to Downtown Los Angeles at reduced fares this Saturday. "It's a great opportunity to take the family on a mini-vacation and not spend much money," said Metrolink executive director Richard Stanger. Round-trip adult tickets are $4 each for those leaving from the Claremont and Pomona stations. Children between the ages of 6 and 18 and the elderly and disabled pay $2.75.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1993
The California Transportation Commission allocated $179 million Wednesday to Los Angeles transit officials to expand the Metrolink commuter trains and other Southland rail projects and $13.5 million for highway improvements in Los Angeles County. The money will be drawn from state funds and State Propositions 116 and 108, which voters approved in 1990.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1997
The decision to increase rail fares only, by a flat 37%, is another MTA mistake (Nov. 11). It is truly disheartening to see an agency trying hard to build a system, on the one hand, doing everything it can to cripple it on the other. There is an incorrect perception that the MTA rail system is a failure. But already there are over 130,000 rail trips each day in Los Angeles. The Blue Line, with 54,000 daily trips, has the highest ridership of any single light rail line in the country.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 19, 1992 | KAY SAILLANT
Metrolink riders who buy a monthly pass for January will get to ride for free in February, transportation officials said Friday. The offer is being made to promote use of monthly passes instead of one-way tickets, Metrolink Executive Director Richard Stanger said. For frequent users of the new commuter system, monthly passes are the most economical way to ride, he said. Transportation costs can drop by more than one-third when a commuter uses a monthly pass, Stanger said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1992
Harry Pace is on the wrong track in blaming the Metrolink accident in Pacoima on the fact that the locomotive was pushing the train as opposed to leading the train (Letters to the Editor, Times Valley Edition, Dec. 6). The practice of commuter rail locomotives operating on a push-pull mode is common and acceptable. Most commuter rail systems on the East Coast and in Canada have for many years operated with the locomotive pushing the cars in one direction and pulling them in the opposite direction.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 26, 1995 | ERROL A. COCKFIELD Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
Metrolink authorities on Wednesday were investigating whether an engineer misread a sign, prompting him to drive a commuter train too fast through an intersection, injuring several passengers who were thrown from their seats. Paramedics treated at least three passengers for minor injuries, but no one was seriously hurt in the Monday incident near Allen Avenue. The train was en route from downtown to Ventura County.
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