|Location||11500 S Figueroa Street|
Los Angeles, California
|Owned by||California Department of Transportation|
|Operated by||Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority|
|Platforms||2 island platforms|
|Connections||See services section|
|Opened||August 12, 1995 (C Line)|
August 1, 1996 (Harbor Transitway)
|Previous names||Harbor Freeway/I-105|
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.
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.
|Westbound||← C Line toward Redondo Beach (Vermont/Athens)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Eastbound||C Line toward Norwalk (Avalon) →|
|Entrance/Exit, faregates, ticket machines, park and ride|
|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)|
C Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.
The Metro J Line operates 24 hours a day.
These buses stop at the same boarding platforms of the Metro J Line at the freeway level.
Non-Harbor Transitway buses stop on the west side of Figueroa Street.
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.
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. 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.