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Project Alternatives

Washington Alternative
The Washington Alternative 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

Initial Operating Segments (IOS)
Metro is evaluating potential Initial Operating Segments (IOS) options as part of the Recirculated Draft EIR to potentially accelerate delivery of the Project faster than assumed in the Measure M Expenditure Plan. Any IOS must be able to operate as a stand-alone system and include a maintenance and storage facility. This approach is similar to the phased-construction of most Metro rail projects, including:

  • Metro B Line (Red) (built in three segments)
  • Metro D Line (Purple) (two of three segments currently under construction)
  • Metro E Line (Expo) Line (built in two segments)
  • Metro L Line (Gold) Foothill (three of four segments currently under construction)

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