Downtown Long Beach
A Line 
LACMTA blue line transit mall.JPG
Downtown Long Beach station platform
General information
Location128 West First Street
Long Beach, California
Coordinates33°46′05″N 118°11′36″W / 33.7681°N 118.1932°W / 33.7681; -118.1932Coordinates: 33°46′05″N 118°11′36″W / 33.7681°N 118.1932°W / 33.7681; -118.1932
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsSee Connections section
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
ParkingPaid parking nearby
Bicycle facilitiesLong Beach Bike Share station[1] and racks
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJuly 14, 1990; 32 years ago (1990-07-14)
Rebuilt
Previous namesTransit Mall (1990–2013)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
1st Street
One-way operation
A Line Pacific Avenue
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
1st Street
One-way operation
A Line Pacific Avenue
Location

Downtown Long Beach station (formerly Transit Mall station) is an at-grade light rail station on the A Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. The station is located in the middle of 1st Street between Pine Avenue and Pacific Avenue in Downtown Long Beach, California, after which the station is named.[5] It is the southern terminus of the A Line.

It is a key part of the Long Beach Transit Mall, which extends along 1st Street between Pacific Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. As the city's major transit center, this section of 1st Street is closed to private vehicles and only trains and transit vehicles are allowed.

In 2010, a $7 million project was undertaken by Long Beach Transit to upgrade the transit mall. New bus shelters were constructed, with improved lighting and new artwork. The project was completed in spring 2011.[6][7]

During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the station will serve spectators traveling to and from venues located at the Long Beach Sports Park including handball at the Long Beach Arena, temporary facilies for BMX and water polo, along with marathon swimming and triathlon in Long Beach harbor.[8]

Service

Station layout

Northbound  A Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Pacific Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound  A Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Pacific Avenue)

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, 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.[9]

Connections

The Long Beach Transit Mall is a major hub for municipal bus lines. As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[10]

Notable places nearby

See also: Downtown Long Beach tourist attractions and shopping

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

References

  1. ^ "Long Beach Bike Share map". Long Beach Bike Share. Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  2. ^ Chen, Anna (August 20, 2014). "A better Blue Line: 30-day closure of four Blue Line stations in Long Beach to begin Sep 20". Metro The Source. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  3. ^ Chen, Anna (October 17, 2014). "A Better Blue Line: last week of work during Long Beach Loop closure". Metro The Source. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  4. ^ "Metro Blue Line Announces New Closures Starting June 1". KNBC-TV. City News Service. April 1, 2019. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  5. ^ "Metro Blue Line Connections" (PDF). Metro. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 25, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  6. ^ "Downtown Long Beach Transit Mall to Close for $7 Million Renovation" (PDF). Long Beach Transit (Press release). August 4, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-16. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  7. ^ "Long Beach Transit Mall to close for renovations". Long Beach Press Telegram. August 18, 2010. Retrieved 2022-03-04.
  8. ^ "Games Plan". 2028 Summer Olympics. Retrieved January 9, 2022.
  9. ^ "Metro A Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 12, 2021. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  10. ^ "A Line Timetable - Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  11. ^ "Long Beach stop information". FlixBus. Retrieved 2018-11-29.

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