A Line 
Artesia station platform
General information
Location192012 Acacia Avenue
Compton, California
Coordinates33°52′36″N 118°13′22″W / 33.8766°N 118.2227°W / 33.8766; -118.2227
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking380 spaces[1]
OpenedJuly 14, 1990; 33 years ago (1990-07-14)
RebuiltJune 1, 2019[2]
Previous namesDominguez (Pacific Electric)
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Compton A Line Del Amo
toward Long Beach
Former services
Preceding station Pacific Electric Following station
Dominguez Junction
towards Morgan Avenue
Long Beach Compton
Dominguez Junction
towards San Pedro
San Pedro via Dominguez

Artesia station is an at-grade light rail station on the A Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. The station is located alongside the Union Pacific freight railroad's Wilmington Subdivision (the historic route of the Pacific Electric Railway), at its intersection with Artesia Boulevard, after which the station is named, in the city of Compton, California.[3]

Artesia is a park and ride station with 380 parking spaces. The station is near the southern border of Compton, California near the unincorporated community of Rancho Dominguez. It is on Artesia Boulevard near the intersection of Alameda Street. It is also close to the Artesia Freeway (SR 91).

A June 7, 2012, editorial in the Los Angeles Times described the station as,"extremely unfriendly to pedestrians" and,"a Third World train station."[4]


Station layout

Northbound A Line A Line toward APU/Citrus College (Compton)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound A Line A Line toward Long Beach (Del Amo)

Hours and frequency

A Line service hours are from approximately 4:30 a.m. and 11:45 p.m daily. Trains operate every 8 minutes during peak hours, Monday through Friday. During weekday midday and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., trains run every 10 minutes. Night and early morning service is approximately every 20 minutes every day.[5]


As of June 16, 2023, the following connections are available:[6][7]

Notable places nearby

The station is within walking distance of the following notable places:


  1. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on August 10, 2020. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Metro Blue Line Announces New Closures Starting June 1". KNBC-TV. City News Service. April 1, 2019. Archived from the original on March 4, 2022. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  3. ^ "Metro Blue Line Connections" (PDF). Metro. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 25, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  4. ^ Tobar, Hector (June 7, 2012). "Transit that serves all requires some to sacrifice". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 9, 2019. Retrieved December 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "Metro A Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  6. ^ "A Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 16, 2023. p. 2. Retrieved June 8, 2023.
  7. ^ "System Map" (PDF). Long Beach Transit. February 2023. Retrieved April 13, 2023.