Still, it's a pretty big deal. A new platform — for tracks 13 and 14 — and three new tracks have been added to the east side of Union Station to serve Metrolink and Amtrak. They were removed more than 35 years ago as demand for train travel in L.A. dwindled — and have now been restored as train ridership out of Union Station is higher than it was during World War II.
Construction of the new platform was overseen by Metrolink, the commuter rail agency that uses Union Station as a hub. The project cost $24.8 million, with $21.8 million of that coming from Prop 1B, the state transportation bonds approved by voters in 2006. The federal government contributed $2.65 million and $344,000 came from local funds.
I'll add some photos to this post later today.