Posts Tagged ‘San Gabriel Mountains’

The California High Speed Rail Authority has published new animations of the three possible routes from Palmdale to Burbank. All three involve significant tunneling under the San Gabriel Mountains. The main difference is in whether the tunnel goes under Pacoima, or goes further to the east through Sunland-Tujunga (with an aerial structure in the middle). […]

Sep 20th, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

This week the Gotthard Base Tunnel will open in Switzerland. The tunnel is 57 kilometers (35 miles) long and 2,300 meters (7,500 feet) deep. By W.Rebel – Own work, CC BY 3.0 The tunnel has been under construction for 20 years. But the benefits will likely last for generations: Once fully functional, the tunnel will […]

May 31st, 2016 | Filed under Uncategorized

The California High Speed Rail Authority is seeking permission to drill in the San Gabriel Mountains as part of their study of a possible tunnel from Palmdale to the LA basin: The California High Speed Rail Authority has asked permission to test-drill deep beneath the Angeles National Forest to determine the feasibility of digging a […]

Sep 29th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized

While I’m not quite sure what qualifies this as an “emergency” the city of Santa Clarita has decided to hold an “emergency community meeting” to discuss high speed rail alignments. The meeting is on Monday, April 27, at 7PM at the Canyon High School gym. According to an official city press release: Two of the […]

Apr 9th, 2015 | Filed under Uncategorized