Burbank Airport station (California High-Speed Rail)

Coordinates: 34°12′08″N 118°21′10″W / 34.202269°N 118.352877°W / 34.202269; -118.352877
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Burbank Airport
General information
LocationHollywood Burbank Airport
Burbank, California
Coordinates34°12′08″N 118°21′10″W / 34.202269°N 118.352877°W / 34.202269; -118.352877
Owned byCalifornia High-Speed Rail Authority
Opening>2029 (CAHSR)
Future services
Preceding station California High-Speed Rail Following station
towards Merced
Phase I Los Angeles
Burbank Airport is located in California
Burbank Airport
Burbank Airport
Location within California

Burbank Airport station is a proposed California High-Speed Rail station in Burbank, California, to be located at the Hollywood Burbank Airport adjacent to and just west of that facility's proposed replacement passenger terminal, which will be built in the northeast quadrant of the airfield.[1] The site for the rail station is bounded by Cohasset Street to the north, Winona Avenue on the south, and Hollywood Way along the eastern end of the airport property.

The station connects the Palmdale to Burbank and Burbank to Los Angeles project sections of the California high-speed rail line, but is considered to be part of the latter. The station will be mostly underground, but an above-grade building will tie it into the relocated airport terminal complex.

Plans call for the approach tunnels and station box to be mostly built using the cut and cover method — except for those portions under active taxiway D and active runway 8-26, which will be constructed using the Sequential Extraction Method (SEM) to avoid ground subsidence.[2]

The proposed HSR station is separate from, and not connected to, the nearby Metrolink commuter rail station on their Antelope Valley Line, known as Burbank Airport–North station. No plans currently exist to directly connect that station to the proposed high-speed rail (HSR) station, but the airport authority runs an "on demand" shuttle between the present terminal and this Metrolink station, which is just northeast of the airport.

Similarly, there is a joint Metrolink/Amtrak station just to the south of the airport — known on the Metrolink Ventura County Line as Burbank Airport–South and as Hollywood Burbank Airport to Amtrak riders on their Pacific Surfliner. That station is within walking distance to the present airport terminal, but will be considerably farther away once the new terminal opens. It is not known if the airport plans to restart a similar shuttle service to this rail station once the air terminal is moved, but that may be likely since much of the airport's rental car infrastructure is housed across the street in the Regional Intermodal Transportation Center at the corner of Hollywood Way and Empire Avenue. However, like to the north there are no present plans to physically directly link the HSR station to this existing rail station to the south.[3]


  1. ^ Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority (2021). "Elevate BUR".
  2. ^ California High-Speed Rail Authority (November 5, 2021). "Burbank to Los Angeles Final EIR/EIS".
  3. ^ California High-Speed Rail Authority (September 2021). "Burbank to Los Angeles Project Section, Final Environmental Impact Report / Environmental Impact Statement, Volume 1: EIR/EIS, Section 3.13 Station Planning, Land Use, and Development" (PDF).

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