Los Angeles to Anaheim

The Los Angeles to Anaheim project section connects Los Angeles and Orange counties from Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) using the existing Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) rail corridor. The LOSSAN Corridor is currently used by both passenger (Metrolink and Amtrak) and freight rail providers.

The approximately 33-mile corridor travels through the cities of Los Angeles, Vernon, Commerce, Bell, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Norwalk, Santa Fe Springs, La Mirada, Buena Park, Fullerton and Anaheim as well as portions of unincorporated Los Angeles County. It also supports the national and regional economy by facilitating cargo movements in and out of the two busiest Ports in the country – Los Angeles and Long Beach.


  • Connects LAUS to ARTIC – enhancing this 33-mile link in the statewide transportation network
  • Improves safety and reliability through the use of the most advanced and innovative safety technology available.
  • Uses next-generation signaling technology (Positive Train Control, intrusion barriers and warning system, earthquake early warning, and more) to enhance performance while reducing pollution, noise, and congestion along the corridor.
  • Minimizes road track wait times at some existing rail intersections by building grade separations and otherwise separating road and railroad track.
  • Reduces construction impacts, schedule, and cost by utilizing an existing passenger and freight rail corridor.
  • Includes either no intermediate station or one intermediate station in Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs or Fullerton.



What's New

On November 2, 2023, the Authority issued a Supplemental Alternatives Analysis (SAA) under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section of the California High-Speed Rail Project. The Authority prepared this SAA to evaluate new alternatives that would eliminate the need for the BNSF Intermodal Facility in San Bernardino County included in the August 25, 2020, Revised Notice of Intent. The SAA proposes to advance the Shared Passenger Track Alternative for further consideration within the draft environmental documents (EIR/EIS). The Shared Passenger Track Alternative generally resembles the 2018 High-Speed Rail (HSR) Project Alternative and, among the new alternatives studied within the SAA, best meets the Project’s purpose and need by serving the most potential passengers in the most cost-effective manner, while also reducing impacts to the environment, existing rail operations, and communities.

Public Involvement & Community Outreach

The Authority is committed to planning and building a premier high-speed rail system that will keep the traveling public and surrounding communities moving and safe. We are working to develop and deliver the program through effective engagements with local communities, a process that involves nourishing long-term relationships with residents, stakeholders and policymakers. The goal is to foster and encourage community engagement throughout the organization in all aspect of construction and operations.

In conducting outreach events, such as Open House and Community Working Group meetings, the Authority informs the public about all aspects of the program, including the presentation of specific project section plans and key milestones contributing to the first phase of the high-speed rail system.

For a listing of upcoming events and outreach opportunities in your area visit the Events page.

Open Office Hours

Staff will be available to answer questions on Los Angeles to Anaheim during virtual office hours.

Virtual office hours, held in the form of 30-minute webinars, are offered by request. Appointments are conducted through Zoom unless a conference call format is preferred.

Use this form to schedule an appointment with staff. Language interpretation will be provided if requested through the form.

  1. Accept the calendar invitation. You should receive the calendar invitation within one to two business days of completing the form. The calendar invite will include instructions on how to join the webinar.
  2. At the scheduled time, please join the webinar via computer or phone to discuss your question with staff (and interpreter if required).
  3. If you prefer to schedule an office hours appointment over the phone, please call 877-669-0494.

We look forward to speaking with you!

Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Team

Newsletters & Factsheets

The Authority is committed to keeping stakeholders and the public up-to-date on the latest on the high-speed rail program, and the latest updates happening in the regions.

To sign up for project section updates, visit the Contact Us page and select Northern California, Central Valley or Southern California.

Visit the Information Center to learn more about the Los Angeles to Anaheim project section in the regional and project section factsheets.

Los Angeles to Anaheim Project Section

The Los Angeles to Anaheim (LA-A) project section is the southernmost link, connecting Los Angeles Union Station (LAUS) to the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) using the existing shared Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) urban rail corridor.

Environmental Review

The State of California and the federal government both require a proposed infrastructure project to undergo an extensive assessment of the project’s potential impacts on the environment – land, air, water, minerals, plants, animals and noise – and proposed actions to avoid or mitigate those impacts, if feasible.

Decisions regarding how and where to build the California high-speed rail system are made and justified by using detailed environmental studies and public comments on the potential environmental impacts of the proposed rail system and routes.

The materials listed under the Documents & Reports section below include studies and reports the Authority has produced to date, along with corresponding public comments received, during the environmental review process of the Burbank to Los Angeles project section.

Documents & Reports

Contact Information

If you are interested in inviting the Authority to your community meeting to receive a project update, the team would be happy to coordinate with you.

(877) 669-0494

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