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Right-of-Way Option


This option would use the MTA-owned old railroad right-of-way (upper line on map).

A station serving Palms would be west of the existing National Blvd. bridge.

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Updated 6/11/08


Here's an historic view, looking east, crossing Motor Ave. before the freeway was built.

After passing through the tunnel under the freeway, the 100-foot-wide right-of-way is in this trench on the south-west edge of Cheviot Hills (to the right).

The pedestrian bridge to Palms Park (on the left) will remain (or be replaced if structurally necessary) if the Expo Line is built here.

In great contrast, South Pasadena houses are closer to the Gold Line than any along the Expo Line.

Overland Ave. Elementary School borders Overland and Northvale Avenues, as Charnock Road Elementary School borders Sepulveda Blvd.

An at-grade crossing is proposed here, with traffic impacts mitigated by adding a third lane in each direction between Coventry and Cushdon.

The section from Overland to Westwood is 200 feet wide between back fences.

We are supporting the Green Corridor concept for a restored stream bed and neighborhood park alongside the tracks here.

A station would be on the east side of Westwood Blvd., a major bus corridor.

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus #8 (National-Ocean Park — left) and #12 (Palms) lines connect to Westwood and UCLA. Culver City's #3 line from Fox Hills and Culver City connects to Century City.

A station in proposed on the right-of-way at the northwest corner of Sepulveda and Exposition. The concrete plant has been sold for a future transit-oriented development.

This is proposed as an at-grade crossing, with widening southbound Sepulveda from 2 to 3 lanes.

Summary of proposed street crossings and stations

Right-of-way option
Venice/Robertson — Grade-separate (bridge)
Bagley — At-grade crossing
National, Motor — Grade-separate (existing bridges) — center-platform station west of National
Overland, Westwood — At-grade crossings — side-platform station east of Westwood
Military, Sepulveda — At-grade crossings — side-platform station west of Sepulveda

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