Expo/Sepulveda station

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Expo/Sepulveda
Expo Line 
Expo-Sepulveda-July2017a.jpg
Location 2510 S Sepulveda Blvd
Coordinates 34°02′07″N 118°26′04″W / 34.0353°N 118.4344°W / 34.0353; -118.4344Coordinates: 34°02′07″N 118°26′04″W / 34.0353°N 118.4344°W / 34.0353; -118.4344
Owned by Metro
Platforms 1 center platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 260 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilities TBD
Disabled access Yes
History
Opened October 17, 1875; 142 years ago (October 17, 1875)
Rebuilt May 20, 2016; 2 years ago (May 20, 2016)
Previous names Home Junction, Vervain
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Expo Line
  Former services  
PE Bolt.svg Pacific Electric
Air Line
Terminus
Home Branch Terminus

Expo/Sepulveda (formerly Home Junction) is an elevated light rail station in Los Angeles. It serves the Expo Line.[2]

Location and design

Platform Westbound Expo Line Expo Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Expo/Bundy)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Westwood/Rancho Park)

Located at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Exposition Boulevard in West Los Angeles, the station is a short distance from the major intersection of Sepulveda and Pico Boulevards. The station is elevated over Sepulveda Boulevard with a single center platform. A new two story parking structure was also built to the south of the station.

The Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for Expo Phase 2 designated this station as at-grade. However, the report also included a design option for an elevated station should the additional funds become available.[3] The $5.3 million cost difference was ultimately allocated by the Los Angeles City Council on 18 March 2011 and the elevated option was approved by the Expo Board on the same day.[4]

A concrete processing plant located just north of the station site, on the west side of Sepulveda between Exposition and Pico Boulevards, was purchased by Casden Properties,[5] who plans to build a large mixed-use transit development on the site, including 538 apartments and a Target store [6]

History

Streetcar Depot at end of the former branch line from this station, located on the Sawtelle Veterans Home grounds.

Originally "Vervain" station, it was renamed "Home Junction" when it became the junction point with the Soldier's Home Branch, a route heading north along the west side of Sepulveda Boulevard to the Streetcar Depot building on the Sawtelle Veterans Home grounds. [7][8]

Much of the former right-of-way for the Home Branch can be seen, but it is no longer contiguous as various sections have been sold and developed.

Bus connections

References

  1. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (May 14, 2016). "The Expo Line is finally coming to the Westside, but limited parking raises concerns". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  2. ^ Bloomekatz, Ari (February 05, 2010) "Officials approve plans for Expo Line route on Westside" Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  4. ^ http://www.buildexpo.org/pdf_uploads/boar_r7n9a740d.pdf
  5. ^ "Cas Den Properties". casdenproperties.com. Retrieved 12 August 2018. 
  6. ^ "Casden's Pico-Sepulveda Project Jumps on Expo Line Bandwagon". Retrieved 12 August 2018. 
  7. ^ Los Angeles Herald. "The Railroads." March 1 1890. page 2.
  8. ^ Los Angeles Herald. "The Iron Highways." June 14 1890. page 2.
  • Curbed Staff (November 24, 2014) "Expo Line Extension is 80 Percent Done; See the New Stations" Curbed Los Angeles

External links

  • Metro Expo Line Construction Authority
  • Project Website, Metro Rail Expo Corridor, Phase 2 to Culver City
  • Expo Line Phase-2 Photo Gallery
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