Expo/Sepulveda
E Line 
Expo-Sepulveda-July2017a.jpg
General information
Location2510 South Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°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 byMetro
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Parking260 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station, racks and lockers
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 146 years ago (1875-10-17)
RebuiltMay 20, 2016; 5 years ago (2016-05-20)
Previous namesHome Junction, Vervain
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Expo/Bundy E Line Westwood/Rancho Park
Former services
Preceding station PE Bolt.svg Pacific Electric Following station
Bundy
towards Rustic Canyon
Air Line Talamantes
Soldier's Home
Terminus
Air Line
Home Branch
Terminus

Expo/Sepulveda station is an elevated light rail station in Los Angeles. It serves the E Line.[2]

History

Streetcar Depot at end of the former branch line from this station, located on the Sawtelle Veterans Home grounds.
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.[3][4]

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.

Location and design

Platform Westbound  E Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Expo/Bundy)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound  E Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Westwood/Rancho Park)
G Street Level Entrance/Exit, faregates, ticket machines

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.[5] The $5.3 million cost difference was ultimately allocated by the Los Angeles City Council on March 18, 2011, and the elevated option was approved by the Expo Board on the same day.[6]

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,[7] who plans to build a large mixed-use transit development on the site, including 538 apartments and a Target store [8]

Hours and frequency

E Line trains run every day between approximately 4:30 a.m. and 12:30 am. Trains operate every ten minutes during peak hours Monday through Friday, every twelve minutes during the daytime on weekdays and all day on the weekends after approximately 8 a.m. (with a 15 to 20-minute headway early Saturday and Sunday mornings). Night service is every 20 minutes.[9]

Connections

As of December 19, 2021, the following connections are available:[10]

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 June 20, 2016.
  2. ^ Bloomekatz, Ari (February 5, 2010) "Officials approve plans for Expo Line route on Westside" Los Angeles Times
  3. ^ "The Railroads". Los Angeles Herald. March 1, 1890. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. icon of an open green padlock
  4. ^ "The Iron Highways". Los Angeles Herald. June 14, 1890. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com. icon of an open green padlock
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 25, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ http://www.buildexpo.org/pdf_uploads/boar_r7n9a740d.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  7. ^ "Cas Den Properties". casdenproperties.com. Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  8. ^ "Casden's Pico-Sepulveda Project Jumps on Expo Line Bandwagon". Retrieved August 12, 2018.
  9. ^ "Metro E Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  10. ^ "E Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 19, 2021. p. 2. Retrieved January 8, 2022.