Lincoln/Cypress
L Line 
Lincoln Heights-Cypress Park Station LACMTA.jpg
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; -118.2199Coordinates: 34°04′53″N 118°13′12″W / 34.0813°N 118.2199°W / 34.0813; -118.2199
Owned byMetro
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Parking94 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJuly 26, 2003; 19 years ago (2003-07-26)
Previous names
  • Avenue 26
  • Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Chinatown
toward Atlantic
L Line Heritage Square
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Chinatown A Line Heritage Square
Location

Lincoln/Cypress station 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[2] 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.

Service

Station layout

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

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]

Connections

As of February 20, 2022, 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".

References

  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.
  4. ^ "L Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
  5. ^ "Water Street: River of Dreams". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2021-11-06.

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