Heritage Square
A Line 
Heritage Square station platforms
General information
Location3545 Pasadena Avenue
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°05′14″N 118°12′45″W / 34.0871°N 118.2126°W / 34.0871; -118.2126
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking129 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
OpenedJuly 26, 2003; 20 years ago (2003-07-26)
Previous names
  • French
  • Heritage Square/Arroyo
  • Heritage Square/The Arroyo
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Southwest Museum
toward Azusa
A Line Lincoln/Cypress
toward Long Beach
Former services
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
toward Atlantic
L Line Southwest Museum
Preceding station Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Following station
at AT&SF station
Lincoln Heights Main Line Sycamore Grove
toward Chicago

Heritage Square station is an at-grade light rail station on the A 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.


Station layout

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound A Line A Line toward Azusa (Southwest Museum)
Southbound A Line A Line toward Long Beach (Lincoln/Cypress)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Hours and frequency

A Line service hours are from approximately 4:30 a.m. and 11:45 p.m daily. Trains operate every 8 minutes during peak hours, Monday to Friday. Trains run every 10 minutes, during midday on weekdays and weekends, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Night and early morning service is approximately every 20 minutes every day.[3]


As of spring 2024, the following connections are available:[4]

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. Archived from the original on August 10, 2020. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Gold Line station information". Archived from the original on January 19, 2010. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  3. ^ "Metro A Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  4. ^ "A Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 16, 2023. p. 2. Retrieved June 17, 2023.

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