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Old 04-26-2013, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Eastchester, Bronx, NY
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Board approves station names for Gold Line Foothill Extension | Metro's The Source
Board approves station names for Expo Line Phase 2 | Metro's The Source


First, Expo Phase 2 to Santa Monica, the stations after Culver City will be:


-Palms
-Westwood/Rancho Park
-Expo/Sepulveda
-Expo/Bundy
-26th Street/Bergamot
-17th Street/Santa Monica College
-Downtown Santa Monica



Personally, I think it should be "Westwood Blvd/Rancho Park" so to not confuse people into thinking they're in Westwood, but that's me.


And the Gold Line extension will be:

-Arcadia
-Monrovia
-Duarte/City of Hope
-Irwindale
-Azusa Downtown
-APU/Citrus College
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:55 AM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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Great news! I lived in S. Pasadena and Pasadena for years and hated that the Gold Line ended east in Pasadena (Sierra Madre Villa Station). I am glad it is being extended.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Personally, I think it should be "Westwood Blvd/Rancho Park" so to not confuse people into thinking they're in Westwood, but that's me.
Good point. Personally, I am a map nerd so it really doesn't matter what they call the stations, I am probably going to know exactly where I am... But for out-of-towners and people less familiar with LA, that could lead to some issues.
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Old 04-26-2013, 10:59 AM
 
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The original placeholder "Azusa-Citrus" was very ambiguous. It meant "City of Azusa-Citrus Ave." However, it just happens that there is a nearby street called Azusa Ave and a nearby unicorporates area called Citrus, too.

"APU/Citrus College" makes perfect sense--nothing to explain there.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:47 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I would prefer they just call it Bergamot and Memorial Park (I think Pasadena has that name) or Central Santa Monica rather than use street names.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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Did some quick google digging and found this showing the City of Azusa's involvement in naming its stations:

http://azusa.granicus.com/MetaViewer...&meta_id=31854


Here's one from Metro with some general station naming guidelines and why the station names were selected:

http://media.metro.net/board/Items/2...5RBMItem50.pdf

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