|Location||370 West Avenue 26|
Los Angeles, California
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Opened||July 26, 2003|
Lincoln/Cypress is an elevated light rail station on the L 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 This station opened on July 26, 2003, as part of the original Gold Line, then known as the "Pasadena Metro Blue Line" project.
The station features a free park-and-ride lot.
|Platform||Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound||← L Line toward APU/Citrus College (Heritage Square)|
|Southbound||L Line toward Atlantic (Chinatown) →|
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|G||Street level||Entrance/Exit, ticket machines, park and ride|
L Line service hours are approximately from 4:00 AM until 12:15 AM daily.
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.
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".