Metro is expanding rail with more E Line Stations with the extension of the Metro E Line, further east from its current terminus at Pomona Boulevard and Atlantic Boulevard in East Los Angeles.
Location: Gateway Cities
Phase: Environmental Review
Type: Better Transit
Forecasted Opening: 2035
Metro has a plan to make it easier to get around, which includes dozens of projects to make better transit in LA County. Among these is the Eastside Transit Corridor Phase 2 project, an approximately 9-mile extension of the Metro E Line further east from its current terminus at Pomona Bl and Atlantic Bl in East Los Angeles.
The project was formerly referenced as the Metro L Line (Gold) and as part of the opening of the Regional Connector in June 2023, the section of the former L Line between Little Tokyo/Arts District Station and Atlantic Station became part of the E Line. The opening of the three new stations – Little Tokyo/Arts District, Historic Broadway, Grand Ave Arts/Bunker Hill – will offer direct access to more destinations for work or play than ever before, expanding more access to the eastern area of LA County.
In December 2022, the Metro Board of Directors approved the eastern terminus for the project – Lambert Station in the City of Whittier – as well as the Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) – Alternative 3: Initial Operating Segment (IOS) to Greenwood Station with a Maintenance and Storage Facility (MSF) in the City of Montebello. The initial build-out of the project will be phased to Greenwood Station.
Once fully built to the final terminus at Lambert Station, the project will serve the cities of Commerce, Montebello, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs and Whittier, and the unincorporated communities of East Los Angeles and West Whittier-Los Nietos.
Since the last round of public meetings and attendance at community events in 2022, the project team has continued its efforts on the environmental review process and is preparing for additional opportunities to involve stakeholders prior to the release of the Final EIR, including First/Last Mile plans, attending community events in late summer 2023 and public tours in early fall 2023. Please check back for more details or sign-up to receive project updates by emailing us below.