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Metro is evaluating an extension to the Metro L Line (Gold) further east from its current terminus at Pomona Bl and Atlantic Bl in East Los Angeles through the cities of Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier.

Referred to as the “Washington Alternative”, the line would travel south along Atlantic Bl in an underground configuration from the current Metro L Line (Gold) terminus at Pomona Bl and Atlantic Bl to the Citadel Outlets in Commerce. The route then proceeds east along Washington Bl via aerial and at-grade (street level) configurations ending at Lambert Rd in Whittier.

Proposed stations* along this route that will be further evaluated include:

  • Relocated Atlantic Station in East Los Angeles
  • Atlantic/Whittier Station in East Los Angeles
  • The Citadel Station in Commerce
  • Greenwood Station in Montebello
  • Rosemead Station in Pico Rivera
  • Norwalk Station serving unincorporated Los Nietos, Whittier and Santa Fe Springs
  • Lambert Station in Whittier

In February 2020, the Metro Board of Directors approved actions for the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project (Project). The approved actions included the withdrawal of the SR 60 and Combined Alternatives from consideration in the environmental process, based on technical findings.

A separate feasibility study will be completed along the SR 60 corridor, in the San Gabriel Valley, to identify potential mobility solutions and options in the short and long-term.

The approved actions also included proceeding with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the environmental review process and discontinuing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) study for the Project.

These actions will help focus the environmental study and advance the accelerated goals for the Project.

*Station locations will be evaluated thoroughly to ensure each proposed station has ridership demand, economic development opportunities, first/last mile connections, among other factors.