Metrolink Train Controls Operation Support Facility is the first positive train control facility in the nation.
Southern California Regional Rail Authority Los Angeles, California
Metrolink Train Controls Operation Support Facility is a Dispatch & Operations headquarters for the Commuter Rail line that serves the Los Angeles Metro area. Metrolink increased the safety and efficiency of the facility, minimized operating costs through energy efficiency and reduced maintenance costs. Since the safety of the entire train system depends upon the Dispatch Center’s ability to operate continually, efficiently, and safely, the Metrolink TCOSF incorporates features such as exterior monitoring & access systems, back-up generators to support the Essential Services Facility designation, and enhanced perimeter security. RNL designed an energy efficient, low maintenance building with enhanced security and safety features. The facility aesthetically enlivens the Garey Avenue corridor of Pomona and is a statement for the agency about the increasing importance of commuter transit in urban life.
The design team’s addressed the varying programmatic concerns including a secured dispatch center and a full data center in a cost-effective, energy efficient way on an extremely compressed, full design schedule of four months. RNL recognized these parameters as an opportunity to innovatively create a solution that incorporates all requirements, in addition to other requirements that were discovered by the client and design team during the design process, in a vivacious design statement with innovative cost-saving as well as energy efficient strategies.