Harbor Freeway
C Line  J Line 
A westbound C Line train to Redondo Beach stops at Harbor Freeway station
Location11500 S 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 services 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 (formerly Harbor Freeway/I-105) 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.

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
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)

Services

Metro Rail

C Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[5]

Metro Busway

The Metro J Line operates 24 hours a day.

Other Harbor Transitway services

These buses stop at the same boarding platforms of the Metro J Line at the freeway level.

Connections

Non-Harbor Transitway buses 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.[6]

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.[7] 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.[8]

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. ^ "Green Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved September 25, 2010.
  6. ^ William-Ross, Lindsay (February 24, 2012). "Driver Who Plowed Into Crowded Bus Platform Failed His Sobriety Test". LAist. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  7. ^ "Probe ordered into crash that injured 7 at 110 Freeway bus stop". Los Angeles Times. February 23, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  8. ^ "Harbor Freeway Metro Silver Line Station platform improvements" (PDF). April 20, 2012.