The new El Monte Station opened to the public on Sunday, October 14. The area that had been used as a Temporary Bus Terminal during construction has been converted to an additional parking lot for the station.
The station features a new transit store, where Metro and Foothill Transit fare media can be purchased, a store to purchase transponders for the Metro ExpressLanes pilot project on the I-110 and I-10 freeways (I-110 ExpressLanes open now, I-10 ExpressLanes opening February 23, 2013). A sculpture by renowned artist Donald Lipski is incorporated in the new El Monte Station as part of Metro’s public art program. “Time Piece” features three functional clocks suspended from a sweeping stainless steel arch using a web of thin stainless steel cables.
Metro Bike Hub
Opening early this year, the El Monte Station will feature a brand new secure bicycle parking room to better serve multi-modal travelers. The Metro Bike Hub will open with parking for 60 bikes, a bike repair stand and bike pump, as well as controlled access and 24-hour security cameras. Users will need to register and pay a small fee to access the area – similar to Metro’s bicycle locker program. Located in the south building near the station entrance, the new Metro Bike Hub is expected to open toward the end of the year and is the first of several similar facilities planned.
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