Van Nuys
G Line 
Van Nuys station platform
Location6060 & 6062 Van Nuys Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°10′50″N 118°26′55″W / 34.1805°N 118.4487°W / 34.1805; -118.4487Coordinates: 34°10′50″N 118°26′55″W / 34.1805°N 118.4487°W / 34.1805; -118.4487
Owned byMetro
Platforms2 side platforms
Connections
Construction
Parking307 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks and lockers
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 29, 2005; 16 years ago (2005-10-29)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway Following station
Sepulveda
toward Chatsworth
G Line Woodman
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Victory East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Terminus
Former services
Preceding station PE Bolt.svg Pacific Electric Following station
North Sherman Way
towards Canoga Park
Owensmouth Whitley
North Sherman Way
towards San Fernando
San Fernando
Location

Van Nuys is a station on the G Line of the Los Angeles Metro Busway system. It is named after adjacent Van Nuys Boulevard, which travels north-south and crosses the east-west busway route and is located in the Van Nuys district of Los Angeles, in the San Fernando Valley.[2] Adjacent to the station is the G Line's bicycle path.

The platform features a painting by Roxene Rockwell called The New Town, which shows an example of the wheat and sugar beet fields that marked the area before it was developed.[3]

Service

Station Layout

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound  G Line toward Chatsworth (Sepulveda)
Eastbound  G Line toward North Hollywood (Woodman)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Metro Busway service

G Line service operates 24 hours a day.[4][5]

Bus connections

History

Van Nuys Southern Pacific depot during a flood, 1914
Van Nuys Southern Pacific depot during a flood, 1914

The rail line through the San Fernando Valley was established by the Southern Pacific in 1893. When the Montalvo Cutoff was constructed in 1904, most traffic was diverted over a new mainline which ran diagonally across the valley and the tracks were relegated to branch status.[6] Pacific Electric interurban trains reached Van Nuys by December 1911,[7] crossing the Southern Pacific tracks at Van Nuys Boulevard.[8]

The Orange Line (now the G Line) began operations over the former Burbank branch with new facilities to serve rapid buses on October 29, 2005.

Future development

As part of the Orange Line Service Improvements Project, which aims to increase bus speeds and capacity through the corridor, the station is planned to be rebuilt on a grade-separated bridge to decrease interference from traffic.[9]

Thus far, A section of LADWP overhead power lines were undergrounded along Atena Street between Vesper Ave and the distribution substation to the east in August 2019. The communication wires were also undergrounded in November 2020, due to a planned TOD (transit oriented development) on the northwestern corner of Van Nuys Blvd and Oxnard St to be built next to the proposed G Line Bridge.

Van Nuys station will serve as the southern terminus of the East San Fernando Light Rail Project light rail line in 2028.[10] In June 2018, Metro staff recommended light rail as the preferred transport mode along this route. This route will connect to Amtrak and Metrolink's Van Nuys train station and Sylmar/San Fernando Metrolink station to the north. Additionally, the Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor service may connect to the station.

References

  1. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Orange Line station information". Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  3. ^ "Van Nuys, The New Town by Roxene Rockwell".
  4. ^ "Metro G Line Timetable" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 24, 2018. Retrieved June 25, 2018.
  5. ^ "Orange Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved October 2, 2010.
  6. ^ Curtiss, Aaron (April 7, 1996). "Tracks to the Past". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 31, 2021.
  7. ^ Veysey, Laurence R. (June 1958). A History Of The Rail Passenger Service Operated By The Pacific Electric Railway Company Since 1911 And By Its Successors Since 1953 (PDF). LACMTA (Report). Los Angeles, California: Interurbans. p. 40. ASIN B0007F8D84.
  8. ^ Van Nuys (Map). United States Geological Survey. 1924. Retrieved January 31, 2021.
  9. ^ Metro Orange Line Grade Separation Analysis and Operational Improvements Technical Study Task 10.0 Executive Summary FINAL version 5.0 (PDF). Metro (Report). Iteris, STV, TransLink, and WSP. Retrieved August 29, 2020.
  10. ^ "Public comment begins on L.A. Metro's FEIS/R for LRT project between Van Nuys and San Fernando". Mass Transit. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 5, 2020. Retrieved October 19, 2020. Cite magazine requires |magazine= (help)