It seemed like a long time ago that news broke about a restoration for the historic Southern Pacific Lankershim/North Hollywood Train Depot (it was only last year), but the project has not died! Actually, work has been going on for the past year and Metro announced this week that the second phase of reconstruction on the nineteenth century train depot--which once serviced cargo trains, then Red Cars, before shuttering in 1952--is about to start. While the first phase included the unsexy task of removing contaminated soil, paint, and roofing, the latest work includes restoration of the train platforms and the depot's windows and doors--work should take about 10 months. Metro plans to restore a historic corner park near the station and, when finished with all the work, lease out the building, probably to a restaurant.
· 1890s NoHo Train Depot Will Be Restored, Could Be Museum [Curbed LA]