A Line 
Lincoln/Cypress station platform
General information
Location370 West Avenue 26
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°04′53″N 118°13′12″W / 34.0813°N 118.2199°W / 34.0813; -118.2199
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Structure typeElevated
Parking94 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
OpenedJuly 26, 2003; 20 years ago (2003-07-26)
Previous names
  • Avenue 26
  • Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Heritage Square A Line Chinatown
toward Long Beach
Former services (at AT&SF station)
Preceding station Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Following station
Los Angeles
Main Line Heritage Square
toward Chicago

Lincoln/Cypress station is an elevated light rail station on the A Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located above Avenue 26 between Artesian Street and Lacy Street in the Lincoln Heights and Cypress Park neighborhoods of Los Angeles, and next to the line's crossing of Interstate 5[2] This station opened on July 26, 2003, as part of the original Gold Line, then known as the "Pasadena Metro Blue Line" project.


Station layout

Platform Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound  A Line toward APU/Citrus College (Heritage Square)
Southbound  A Line toward Long Beach (Chinatown)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Entrance/Exit, ticket machines, park and ride lot

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 through Friday. During weekday midday and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., trains run every 10 minutes. Night and early morning service is approximately every 20 minutes every day.[3]


As of June 16, 2023, the following connections are available:[4]

Station artwork

A site-specific installation artwork, titled "Water Street: River of Dreams" by artist Cheri Gaulke, has visual references to metaphorically connect the Tongva people (Gabrieliño Indians) who once inhabited the area with a contemporary flowing landscape. A life-size bronze sculpture is of a Tongva woman drawing water from the imaginary river and pouring it into a tightly woven bronze basket. A 35 feet (11 m) long triptych “story fence” is located on the platform level, with cutout text related to the Tongva Indians and the life-enhancing Los Angeles River.[5]

Previous station names

During the construction and planning stages, Lincoln/Cypress station was originally planned to be named Avenue 26 station, named for nearby Avenue 26. It was one of three stations to be renamed shortly before the line's opening. It was then renamed Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park to reflect the neighborhoods that are served by the station. Metro now refers to the station using the shorter "Lincoln/Cypress".


  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 6, 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 19, 2023.
  5. ^ "Water Street: River of Dreams". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on November 6, 2021. Retrieved November 6, 2021.

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