The California High-Speed Rail Authority announced this week that it has delayed decisions on a route through the Alhambra area until 2011. Dan Bednarski, who maintains the blog, http://www.alhambra123.org/, recreated approximate renderings of the proposed paths through Alhambra using Google Earth. Of the three routes, Option C is the only one that would not likely require homes to be destroyed.
Option A is a 100 MPH curve near Fremont Ave. The curve would slice through the neighborhood between the I-10 freeway and Granada Park. The train would then resume down the center of the freeway along the Metrolink right of way.
Option B is a 75 MPH curve near Fremont Ave. The curve could have a northern approach, which would then lead the train along the southern edge of I-10 freeway. It could also have a southern approach which would then lead the train along the northern edge of the I-10.
Option C would be a 50MPH curve near Fremont Ave. The curve would directly follow the Metrolink right of way and remain in the center of the freeway.
Dan requests that if you are in San Gabriel, Rosemead, or any other area city and get maps or other information that would allow us to recreate the map through your neighborhoods, let him know.
The next meeting hosted by the High-Speed Rail Authority will be in El Monte on October 6.