Azusa Downtown
L Line 
Azusa Downtown Station 1.jpg
Azusa Downtown station platform
General information
Location780 North Alameda Avenue
Azusa, California
Coordinates34°08′09″N 117°54′22″W / 34.13583°N 117.90611°W / 34.13583; -117.90611Coordinates: 34°08′09″N 117°54′22″W / 34.13583°N 117.90611°W / 34.13583; -117.90611
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsFoothill Transit
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking237 spaces[2]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks and lockers[1]
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1887
RebuiltMarch 5, 2016; 6 years ago (2016-03-05)[3]
Previous namesAzusa/Alameda
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Irwindale
toward Atlantic
L Line APU/Citrus College
Terminus
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Irwindale A Line APU/Citrus College
Terminus
Location

Azusa Downtown station is an at-grade light rail station on the L Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located on Alameda Avenue, a block north of Foothill Boulevard, in Downtown Azusa, after which the station is named.

This station opened on March 5, 2016, as part of Phase 2A of the Gold Line Foothill Extension project.[3][4] This station and all the other original Gold Line and Foothill Extension stations will be part of the A Line upon completion of the Regional Connector project in 2022.

History

The original train stop in Azusa opened in 1887 by the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad. The Gold line uses the old right of way of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad, which built the first train tracks and 1887 station in Azusa. The Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad was founded in 1883, by James F. Crank with the goal of bringing a rail line to San Gabriel Valley from downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad was sold on May 20, 1887 to the California Central Railway. In 1889 this was consolidated into Southern California Railway Company. On January 17, 1906, the Southern California Railway was sold to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and called the Pasadena Subdivision. Santa Fe, later Amtrak, ran the Southwest Chief and Desert Wind over this line in Azusa, but relocated the Desert Wind to the Fullerton Line in 1986. The Santa Fe line served the San Gabriel Valley until 1994, when the 1994 Northridge earthquake weakened the bridge in Arcadia and the track was closed until the Gold line was built. The Santa Fe 1888 Azusa station depot was completely remodeled in 1946.[5][6]

Service

Station layout

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound L Line L Line toward APU/Citrus College (Terminus)
Southbound L Line L Line toward Atlantic (Irwindale)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Hours and frequency

L Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:15 AM daily. Monday through Friday, trains on the L Line operate every 10 minutes during peak hours, every 12 minutes during the midday hours, and every 20 minutes into the evening. During the weekends, trains operate every 12 minutes most of the day, but every 20 minutes in the early morning and evening hours.[7]

Connections

As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[8]

References

  1. ^ "Secure Bike Parking on Metro" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  3. ^ a b Nelson, Laura J. (March 5, 2016). "Metro Gold Line extension tests San Gabriel Valley's support for transit". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  4. ^ Foothill Extension.  Metro (LACMTA)
  5. ^ Brightwell, Eric (February 27, 2013). "Exploring the Metro Gold Line's Foothill Extension Phase 2A". KCET.
  6. ^ Photo 1947 Azusa Station, closed
  7. ^ "Metro L Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 27, 2021. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  8. ^ "L Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved May 12, 2022.