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Local News in Brief : Council OKs $90,000 for Commuter Train

The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to spend $90,000 toward a Los Angeles-to-Oxnard commuter train service with stops in the San Fernando and Simi valleys.

About $65,000 will be used to improve train stations in Chatsworth and Van Nuys. The other $25,000 is the city’s share of a $400,000 rail study by the Southern California Assn. of Government, which is also being funded by the state and other cities along the route.

Plans call for two round trips daily during peak commuting hours between Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and Oxnard, with stops at Camarillo, Moorpark, Simi Valley, Chatsworth, Northridge, Van Nuys, Burbank Airport and Glendale. The trains could be operational in mid-1990, said Bijan Yarjani, project manager for Southern California Assn. of Government’s transportation department.

A $3 fare is projected for the round-trip between Chatsworth and downtown Los Angeles.

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