Temporary closure of Orange Line North Hollywood Station now through Dec. 2019

Metro plans to convert its entire fleet of buses to zero emission buses by 2030. The first phase of the transition will launch on the Orange Line with the deployment of battery electric buses. To accommodate the new buses, Metro is installing bus charging stations at the Orange Line North Hollywood Station.

Due to construction activity, the west parking lot will remain closed now through Dec. 2019. For alternative parking, use the north, south or east parking lots at North Hollywood Station that are accessible from Chandler Boulevard or Cumpston Street.

The Orange Line North Hollywood bus terminal will also be closed through Dec. 2019. The pick up/drop off locations will be relocated to the following:

  • Board buses at northwest corner of Lankershim and Chandler.
  • Exit buses at southeast corner of Lankershim and Cumpston.

Red Line service at North Hollywood Station will not be affected.

New bus charging station construction at Canoga Station will begin mid-November and continue through late December 2019.

The transition to electric buses will provide a cleaner, quieter fleet and significantly lower environmental impacts of Metro operations. This will help local air quality and result in fewer greenhouse gas emissions by agency vehicles.

9 replies

  1. Hi Metro I did not see any crews working on the site a few times on weekdays. The chargers have been installed and I guess it is completed? If the construction is not completed yet then I should see your crews working on the site, otherwise you should reopen back the bus terminal.

  2. Amid affordable housing crunch, local governments will look to spread housing across the regions.
    The Inland Empire will build most of the new housing.

    The report also talked about expanding/improving Metrolink. What is Metrolink & the MTA doing to convert the trains for the SB & RIVERSIDE lines to electric trains? Any recent discussion about this plan?

  3. Will someone please explain how you are going fully charge a set of batteries if the bus has a short layover time.

    • The issue isn’t “fully charge”, it’s about ensuring a the ability to complete the route. With proper scheduling and enough busses, they will be able to complete the necessary trips during rush hours and get complete charges during lighter hours.

    • Foothill Transit is also using Electric Buses on the 187, 188, 190, 194, 270, 280, 860, and 861.