Photos of the Anaheim Regional Intermodal Transportation Center taken over a few different days in August-October 2016. Photos by Tim Worden.
The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, known as ARTIC, is set to open to passengers on Saturday, Dec. 6., when train and bus stops will officially transfer over to the transportation hub.
ARTIC’s first week appears to be a soft opening, with a community celebration and grand opening ceremony planned for Saturday, Dec. 13.
When I visited Wednesday night, Dec. 3, workers were still working on the station, despite a heavy downpour of rain that had lasted through the afternoon.
Here are some pictures I took of the station, a $180 million project that boasts energy-efficient panels and a modern design.
For a throwback, here is what the station looked like back in May 2014 (more on that here):
Photos by Tim Worden.
A mix of translucent polymer panels and exposed steel framework now, Anaheim’s future transportation hub is six months away from completion.
In recent months, the future 67,000-square-foot transit center has bloomed into a nearly 180-foot-tall conch shell-shaped building that has caught the attention of many motorists passing by it on the 57 Freeway.
Expected to be finished late this year, the ARTIC, which will be formally named the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, will be a hub for buses and AMTRAK and Metrolink trains.
Through a proposed Anaheim Rapid Connection streetcar project, the hub will also connect businessmen and tourists to Disneyland and other Anaheim attractions.
Construction is expected to be completed around December 2014, according to Clark Construction Group, which is overseeing the $180 million project.
Much of the interior of the terminal has yet to be built and furnished.
Photos and text by Tim Worden.