More About The 2 Options

An informed decision is a good decision. Consider the facts and figures for each route and review the 'before' and 'after' street sections found below to help inform your route preference. If you're looking for more information, you can also contact the City of Glendale using the contact form on the home page.

Route 1

The loop option would utilize both Brand Boulevard and Central Avenue to connect with the Larry Zarian Transportation Center. A northbound track would service Central Avenue north of Colorado Street, while a southbound track would service Brand Boulevard. South of Colorado the north and southbound tracks would both operate on Central Avenue until they connect at the Larry Zarian Transportation Center, with existing Amtrak and Metrolink services. 

Facts & Figures

1,400

to

3,800

estimated ridership

(people per day)

70 - 80

parking spaces impacted by stations

6.2 million

commercial square footage along proposed route

Brand Boulevard

North of Colorado Street

today

loop proposal

Central Avenue

North of Colorado Street

today

loop proposal

Route 2

The bi-directional option would serve north and southbound tracks on Central Avenue, south of Colorado Street, and move to Brand Boulevard north of Colorado Street. This would concentrate the streetcar on Glendale’s most popular pedestrian street and the center of entertainment, dining, and shopping activity within the city.

Facts & Figures

1,500

to

4,000

estimated ridership

(people per day)

60 - 75

parking spaces impacted by stations

8.15 million

commercial square footage along proposed route

Brand Boulevard

North of Colorado Street

today

bi-directional proposal

Central Avenue

North of Colorado Street

today

bi-directional proposed

Route 1 - The loop option 

The loop option would utilize both Brand Boulevard and Central Avenue to connect with the Larry Zarian Transportation Center. A northbound track would service Central Avenue north of Colorado Street, while a southbound track would service Brand Boulevard. South of Colorado the north and southbound tracks would both operate on Central Avenue until they connect at the Larry Zarian Transportation Center, with existing Amtrak and Metrolink services. 

Alignment Length

Number of Stations

Construction Cost

Maintenance Cost

Estimated Ridership

1,400 - 3,800 people per day

$4 - 5 million

$250 - 300 million

16

2.88 miles

Commercial on Alignment

Parking Impacts for Stations 

6,200,000 square foot

Los of 70 - 80 spaces

Route 2 - The bi-directional option

The bi-directional option would serve north and southbound tracks on Central Avenue, south of Colorado Street, and move to Brand Boulevard north of Colorado Street. This would concentrate the streetcar on Glendale’s most popular pedestrian street and the center of entertainment, dining, and shopping activity within the city.

Alignment Length

Number of Stations

Construction Cost

Maintenance Cost

Estimated Ridership

1,500 - 4,000 people per day

$4 - 5 million

$250 - 300 million

16

2.88 miles

Commercial on Alignment

Parking Impacts for Stations

8,150,000 square feet

Loss of 60 - 75 spaces

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City of Glendale Planning Division

(818) 548-2140