Orange, Calif. — J.L. Patterson & Associates, Inc. (JLP), a civil, trackwork, environmental and structural engineering firm, has been awarded a $6.5 million contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority for finalizing the design of a double track from Raymer to Bernson along the Ventura County Line of Metrolink.

The Raymer to Bernson Double Track Project is located on the Metro owned right-of-way along the Ventura subdivision and it is part of the Los Angeles-San Diego-San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) corridor. LOSSAN ranks as the second busiest intercity rail corridor with 2.7 million on Amtrak Pacific Surfliner trains and 4.5 million on Metrolink and Coaster commuter trains per year.

JLP will design 6.4 miles of second main line track to eliminate the current single track bottleneck and ultimately improve travel times, operational reliability and station safety. Among other enhancements being made are the construction of a second platform and pedestrian underpass at the Northridge Station, nine grade crossings to align with current Metrolink design standards and the replacement of two railroad bridge structures. Once complete, this corridor will feature full double track from Burbank to Chatsworth.

“We are pleased to work with Los Angeles Metro to help passenger and freight service users of the Ventura Line experience better travel times, reliability and safety.” says JLP President, Jacqueline Patterson