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Photos of the Anaheim Regional Intermodal Transportation Center taken over a few different days in August-October 2016. Photos by Tim Worden.

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Anaheim transportation hub set to open this weekend

A construction worker, center, is seen in front of the ARTIC amid the rain on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
A construction worker, center, is seen in front of the ARTIC amid the rain on Wednesday, Dec. 6.

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.

The ARTIC on Wednesday, Dec. 3.
The ARTIC on Wednesday, Dec. 3.
A bus passes the ARTIC on Wednesday, Dec. 3.
A bus passes the ARTIC on Wednesday, Dec. 3.

For a throwback, here is what the station looked like back in May 2014 (more on that here):

The Anaheim ARTIC at sunset on May 28, 2014.
The Anaheim ARTIC at sunset on May 28, 2014.

Photos by Tim Worden.

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Construction progresses for future Anaheim transportation hub

The Anaheim ARTIC, a regional transportation hub currently under construction in Anaheim, at sunset on May 28, 2014.
A mix of translucent panels and an exposed iron rod framework, the Anaheim ARTIC is viewed at sunset on May 28, 2014.

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.

Anaheim ARTIC

Construction crews work on the Anaheim ARTIC in May 2014.
Construction crews work on the Anaheim ARTIC in May 2014.