A Line 
Artesia Metro Blue Line Station 1.JPG
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; -118.2227Coordinates: 33°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]
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJuly 14, 1990; 32 years ago (1990-07-14)
RebuiltJune 1, 2019[2]
Previous namesDominguez (Pacific Electric)
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Del Amo A Line Compton
Former services
Preceding station PE Bolt.svg Pacific Electric Following station
Dominguez Junction
towards Morgan Avenue
Long Beach Compton
Dominguez Junction
towards San Pedro
San Pedro via Dominguez
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Del Amo A Line Compton

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).

On 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 7th Street/Metro Center (Compton)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound A Line A Line toward Downtown Long Beach (Del Amo)

Hours and frequency

A Line trains run every day between approximately 4:00 a.m. and 12:30 am. Trains operate every ten minutes during peak hours Monday through Friday, and every twelve minutes during the daytime on weekdays and all day on the weekends after approximately 8 a.m. (with a 15/20-minute headway early Saturday and Sunday mornings). Night service is every 20 minutes.[5]


As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[6]

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. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Metro Blue Line Announces New Closures Starting June 1". KNBC-TV. City News Service. April 1, 2019. 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.
  5. ^ "Metro A Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 12, 2021. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  6. ^ "A Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  7. ^ "Summer 2022 Service Changes Summary | City of Torrance".