Sherman Celebrates Opening of Pedestrian Underpass at Metro's Orange Line North Hollywood Station
Sherman Oaks – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), praised the unveiling of a new pedestrian underpass connecting the Redline to the Orange line at Metro's North Hollywood Station. The passage runs under Lankershim Boulevard between the platforms of the existing Orange Line Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) station on the west of Lankershim Boulevard, to the mezzanine level of the existing North Hollywood Red Line subway station at the east of Lankershim Boulevard.
“I’m very pleased to see new construction on the Orange Line,” said Congressman Sherman. “I’m confident this new underpass will help decrease crowding by giving pedestrians a safe way to cross Lankershim. These underpasses are much safer for families, particularly those with small children, and they save time for commuters connecting between Metro’s Red Line and Orange Line Stations in North Hollywood.”
“Our next priority should be to build a subway through the Sepulveda Pass, from the Valley to LAX, with a connection in West Los Angeles to the Purple Line, now under construction,” Sherman continued. “Well-designed projects not only provide jobs for those who build them, but improve our regional economy and competitiveness, and thus help create jobs in all economic sectors.”
The Orange Line now carries a daily average of 30,000 riders along a dedicated bus way from Warner Center in Woodland Hills to the North Hollywood Red Line Station. Over the years, Congressman Sherman has helped secure federal funds for many Orange Line projects.