Harbor Freeway
C Line  J Line 
Harbor Fwy Station-11.JPG
A C Line train stops at the upper level of Harbor Freeway station
General information
Location11500 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates33°55′43″N 118°16′51″W / 33.9287°N 118.2808°W / 33.9287; -118.2808Coordinates: 33°55′43″N 118°16′51″W / 33.9287°N 118.2808°W / 33.9287; -118.2808
Owned byCalifornia Department of Transportation
Operated byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms2 island platforms
ConnectionsSee service section
Construction
Parking253 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedAugust 12, 1995 (1995-08-12) (C Line)
August 1, 1996 (1996-08-01) (Harbor Transitway)[3]
Previous namesHarbor Freeway/I-105[2]
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Vermont/Athens C Line Avalon
toward Norwalk
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway Following station
Rosecrans J Line Manchester
toward El Monte
Location

Harbor Freeway station (formerly Harbor Freeway/I-105 station) is a transport hub located on the Harbor Transitway, within the Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange of Interstates I-105 and I-110 near Figueroa Street in the neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The station serves the Metro C Line (light rail) and the Metro J Line (bus rapid transit) and other bus services. The station is owned by Caltrans and operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Service

Station layout

The station has three levels: the upper level provides access to the Metro C Line (light rail); the middle level has the connections to local bus services and the 253 space park and ride lot; the lower level provides access to the Metro J Line (bus rapid transit) and other express buses operating on the Harbor Transitway. It is located near the Athens district of Los Angeles.[4]

Upper
Level
Westbound  C Line toward Redondo Beach (Vermont/Athens)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound  C Line toward Norwalk (Avalon)
G Street level
mezzanine
Entrance/Exit, faregates, ticket machines, park and ride lot
Lower
Level
Southbound  J Line toward Harbor Gateway or San Pedro (Rosecrans)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound  J Line toward El Monte (Manchester)

Hours and frequency

C Line service hours are approximately from 4:00 a.m. until 12:30 a.m. daily. Trains operate every ten minutes during peak hours Monday through Friday, every 15 minutes during the daytime on weekdays and all day on the weekends. Night service is every 20 minutes.[5]

J Line buses run 24 hours a day between El Monte Station, Downtown Los Angeles, and the Harbor Gateway Transit Center as route 910, with some trips continuing on to San Pedro between 6am and 8 pm and signed as Route 950. On weekdays, buses operate every four to ten minutes during peak hours, with longer headways of 15 minutes during the daytime, 20 minutes during evenings, 40 minutes during nights and every hour overnight. On weekends, buses arrive every 20 minutes most of the day, with longer headways of 40 minutes during nights and every hour overnight.[6]

Other Harbor Transitway services

These routes stop at the same boarding platforms of the Metro J Line at the freeway level:[7]

Connections

These non-Harbor Transitway routes stop on the west side of Figueroa Street:

Incidents

Bollards were installed at Harbor Freeway station and all similar stations after the crash.
Bollards were installed at Harbor Freeway station and all similar stations after the crash.

On February 22, 2012, a drunk driver on the Harbor Freeway mistakenly entered the bus-only station area of the Harbor Freeway station. The driver, 51-year-old Stephen L. Lubin of Sun Valley, was traveling 80 miles per hour (130 km/h) in his 2009 Honda Fit (15 mph (24 km/h) over the freeway's posted speed limit) as he entered the station and encountered a bus stopped at the platform. Lubin swerved to avoid hitting the bus and drove onto the station platform where he hit seven people, critically injuring six, before slamming into a pole on the platform.[8]

After the crash, Metro's CEO Art Leahy asked Metro's safety committee staff to review the layout of busway stations and safety signage on the roadways leading into the station areas.[9] As a result of that investigation, Metro added concrete-filled metal bollards to all stations on the Harbor Transitway and the El Monte Busway to prevent vehicles from entering the platform and additional markings were added on roadways leading into stations.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Metro.net. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Allah, Salaam (March 12, 2005). "Image showing Harbor Freeway/I-105 sign". www.nycsubway.org. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  3. ^ Radcliffe, Jim (June 27, 1996). "Harbor Transitway opens, reducing congestion – Impact felt during evening commute". Daily Breeze. p. A3.
  4. ^ "Green Line station information". Retrieved September 25, 2010.
  5. ^ "Metro C Line schedule". June 27, 2021. Retrieved November 12, 2021.
  6. ^ "Metro J Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  7. ^ "C Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved May 15, 2022.
  8. ^ William-Ross, Lindsay (February 24, 2012). "Driver Who Plowed Into Crowded Bus Platform Failed His Sobriety Test". LAist. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  9. ^ "Probe ordered into crash that injured 7 at 110 Freeway bus stop". Los Angeles Times. February 23, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  10. ^ "Harbor Freeway Metro Silver Line Station platform improvements" (PDF). April 20, 2012.

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