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Overview

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

The proposed line would travel south along Atlantic Bl underground from the current Metro L Line (Gold) terminus at Pomona Bl and Atlantic Bl to the Citadel Outlets in Commerce. The route would then proceed east along Washington Bl via aerial and/or 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 considered options for studying the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 Project (Project). Based on technical findings the board withdrew the SR 60 and Combined Alternatives from consideration in the environmental process.

The board also directed that a separate feasibility study 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 board actions also included proceeding with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Environmental Impact Report (EIR) process and discontinuing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) federal study for the Project.

These actions will help focus the environmental study and advance the accelerated schedule 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.