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La Cienega/Jefferson
E Line 
La Cienega-Jefferson station - November 2015.jpg
La Cienega/Jefferson station platform, November 2015
General information
Location5664 West Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°01′34″N 118°22′20″W / 34.0260°N 118.3721°W / 34.0260; -118.3721Coordinates: 34°01′34″N 118°22′20″W / 34.0260°N 118.3721°W / 34.0260; -118.3721
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Parking476 spaces[2]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks and lockers[1]
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 146 years ago (1875-10-17)
RebuiltApril 28, 2012; 10 years ago (2012-04-28)
Previous namesSentous; Cassirani Ranch
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Culver City E Line Expo/La Brea
Former services
Preceding station PE Bolt.svg Pacific Electric Following station
Culver Junction
towards Rustic Canyon
Air Line Airville
Location

La Cienega/Jefferson station is an elevated light rail station on the E Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. The station is located over the intersection of La Cienega Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard, after which the station is named, in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw and West Adams neighborhoods of Los Angeles.[3] The station briefly served as the western terminus of the E Line between the opening of the line on April 28, 2012 and the completion of the Culver City station on June 20, 2012.[4]

History

Originally a stop on the Los Angeles and Independence and Pacific Electric railroads, it closed on September 30, 1953, with the closure of the Santa Monica Air Line and remained out of service until re-opening on Saturday, April 28, 2012. It was completely rebuilt for the opening of the Expo Line from little more than a station stop marker. Regular scheduled service resumed Monday, April 30, 2012.

Development of surrounding area

Los Angeles architect Eric Owen Moss proposed a 17-story glass ribbon office tower with underground parking with within steps of this station. The tower began preparation in late 2018.[5][6]

Condominiums and retail across from the station is currently under construction. It will be built by the Carmel Partners firm.[6][7]

Service

Station layout

Platform Westbound  E Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Culver City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound  E Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Expo/La Brea)
G Street Level Entrance/Exit, faregates, ticket machines

A large parking structure located just south of the station provides "park-and-ride" access to the station.

Hours and frequency

E Line trains run every day between approximately 4:30 a.m. and 12:30 am. Trains operate every ten minutes during peak hours Monday through Friday, every twelve minutes during the daytime on weekdays and all day on the weekends after approximately 8 a.m. (with a 15 to 20-minute headway early Saturday and Sunday mornings). Night service is every 20 minutes.[8]

Connections

As of December 19, 2021, the following connections are available:[9]

Station artwork

The station's public art was created by Daniel Gonzales and titled Engraved in Memory consisting of pole-mounted glazed ceramic bas relief panels depicting the history of the Ballona Creek and Culver City areas.[10]

References

  1. ^ "Secure Bike Parking on Metro" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "Exposition Bl/Culver City Connections" (PDF). Metro. July 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 1, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  4. ^ "Two more Expo Line stations to open June 20". Los Angeles Times. June 5, 2012. Retrieved January 10, 2022.
  5. ^ "eric owen moss architects: glass tower". designboom. Archived from the original on April 27, 2009.
  6. ^ a b Jennings, Angel (July 9, 2016). "South L.A. slated to get its first high-rise tower. But residents are divided, fear gentrification". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 11, 2016.
  7. ^ Zahniser, David; Reyes, Emily Alpert (October 28, 2020). "How one South L.A. neighborhood got a new luxury tower — and rents starting at $3,100". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved October 29, 2020.
  8. ^ "Metro E Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  9. ^ "E Line Timetable - Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 19, 2021. p. 2. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  10. ^ "Engraved in Memory". Metro Art. Retrieved December 7, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)

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