Heritage Square
L Line 
Heritage Square-Arroyo Station LACMTA.jpg
General information
Location3545 Pasadena Avenue
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°05′14″N 118°12′45″W / 34.0871°N 118.2126°W / 34.0871; -118.2126Coordinates: 34°05′14″N 118°12′45″W / 34.0871°N 118.2126°W / 34.0871; -118.2126
Owned byMetro
Platforms2 side platforms
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking129 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJuly 26, 2003; 18 years ago (2003-07-26)
Previous names
  • French
  • Heritage Square/Arroyo
  • Heritage Square/The Arroyo
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
toward Atlantic
L Line Southwest Museum
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Lincoln/Cypress A Line Southwest Museum

Heritage Square station is an at-grade light rail station on the L Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located at the intersection of French Avenue and Pasadena Avenue in the western Montecito Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.[2]

The station is named after the nearby Heritage Square Museum and is located in the lower Arroyo Seco valley between the San Rafael Hills and Mount Washington. It is adjacent to the Arroyo Seco Parkway (also known as California State Route 110 and the Pasadena Freeway).

Heritage Square station opened on July 26, 2003, as part of the original Gold Line, then known as the "Pasadena Metro Blue Line" project. This station and all the other original and Foothill Extension stations will be part of the A Line upon completion of the Regional Connector project in 2022.


Station layout

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound L Line L Line toward APU/Citrus College (Southwest Museum)
Southbound L Line L Line toward Atlantic (Lincoln/Cypress)
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.[3]

Former station names

During the construction and planning stages, Heritage Square station was originally planned to be named French station, after nearby French Avenue. It was one of three stations to be renamed shortly before the line's opening. It was then renamed to Heritage Square/Arroyo (also signed as Heritage Square/The Arroyo) for the nearby Heritage Square Museum complex and the Arroyo Seco creek and canyon. Metro now refers to the station by the shorter Heritage Square.


  1. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Gold Line station information".
  3. ^ "Metro L Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 27, 2021. Retrieved November 5, 2021.

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