VAN NUYS (CBSLA) — A new light rail line is coming to the San Fernando Valley.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council members Paul Krekorian, Monica Rodriguez and Nury Martinez will celebrate Metro’s approval of a 9.2-mile project through the East San Fernando Valley with a ceremony at the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line Station.

valley light rail New Light Rail Line Approved For The San Fernando Valley

(credit: CBS)

The new line would run along Van Nuys Boulevard from the Van Nuys Metro Orange Line Station to the Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink Station, linking several Valley transit arteries, including the Orange Line and the planned Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail line, which would connect the Valley and the Westside via rail by 2035.

The project has drawn some criticism because it will force some businesses to move, but other business leaders say the rail line would be a boon to Valley commerce.

(© Copyright 2018 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. City News Service contributed to this report.)

  1. The East bound Orange line bus is already full once it gets to Van Nuys. How is Metro planning to handle the additional riders that will be coming from this new light rail? The current Orange line needs to be converted to a light rail.

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