West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor

Introducing the WSAB Project 

The West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor (WSAB) project is more than just another rail line – it's a transformative 14.5-mile light rail transit (LRT) connection set to revolutionize the travel experience in southeast LA County. Boasting nine state-of-the-art stations, the new rail will link cities from Artesia to Downtown Los Angeles, passing through Cerritos, Bellflower, Paramount, Downey, South Gate, Cudahy, Bell, Huntington Park, Vernon, and the unincorporated Florence-Firestone area.

Help Rename the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor Project

The current name of the project, West Santa Ana Branch, draws inspiration from a past rail corridor owned by Pacific Electric that connected Downtown LA to Santa Ana. However, the new rail line will conclude its path in Artesia, not Santa Ana. To prevent confusion, LA Metro is seeking a fresh new name. 

Name it Artesia Line!

The upcoming rail line concludes its journey in Artesia. Taking this into account, the name "Artesia Line" seems both relevant and straightforward.  It captures the essence of the project and serves as a clear indicator for users. If you're an Artesia resident or someone looking forward to this new transit option, submit "Artesia Line" as your preferred name. Let's give this project a name that's both intuitive and representative. 

How Can You Participate?  

Online: Head to RenameWSAB.com and drop your suggestion.

Phone: Prefer a chat? Call LA Metro's project helpline at 213-922-6262.

What You Should Know:  

  • Participants need to be 13 years or above.
  • Project name must reflect the communities' character, culture, or the experience of people who live, work and play in the cities this new rail line will serve.

Perks and Timelines  

Submit by Friday, September 29, 2023, and get a chance to win a $100 gift card! A panel consisting of two members of the Gateway Cities COG board of directors, a member from the Eco-Rapid Transit board of directors, a representative from Supervisor Hahn’s office, and a student at Cerritos College will pick the top five names among the submissions by October 2023. These will then be opened for public voting in November. The winning name will be unveiled in January 2024.