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L.A. to Anaheim High Speed Rail Segment to be Re-examined

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Following Metro's "big-time" unhappiness with high speed rail plans between Anaheim and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, the rail authority board today voted to take a second look at one of the previously-scrapped routes. At issue was the pushed-aside idea of sharing track used by Metrolink and Amtrak instead of using $2 billion build a new route, which would include condemning hundreds of private properties and razing homes. Now both approaches will be considered. The L.A. to Anaheim segment is expected to be one of the first to open. In all, the first 500-mile system would connect L.A. and San Francisco in under three hours.