Rosecrans
J Line 
Rosecrans station platform
General information
Location622 West Rosecrans Avenue
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates33°54′07″N 118°17′12″W / 33.90190°N 118.28661°W / 33.90190; -118.28661
Owned byCalifornia Department of Transportation
Operated byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Line(s)See Services section
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsMetro Local
Construction
Structure typeBelow-grade
Parking202 spaces[1]
AccessibleYes
History
OpenedAugust 1, 1996 (1996-08-01)[2]
Services
Preceding station Metro Busway Following station
Harbor Freeway
toward El Monte
J Line
910
Harbor Gateway
Terminus
J Line
950
Harbor Gateway
toward San Pedro
Location
Map

Rosecrans station is a busway station located in Los Angeles, California. It is situated between the Harbor Freeway station and the Harbor Gateway Transit Center on the J Line, a bus rapid transit route which runs between El Monte, Downtown Los Angeles and San Pedro as part of the Metro Busway system. The station consists of two side platforms in the center of Interstate 110 under Rosecrans Avenue. The station serves the Harbor Gateway neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Rosecrans station was built between 1989 and 1996 as part of the Harbor Transitway project and opened to passengers on August 1, 1996.[2] J Line buses serve the station twenty-four hours a day; the headway between buses is about four minutes during peak periods, with less frequent service at other times. Rosecrans station is also served by Metro Express route 550 and Torrance Transit route 4, which only run during weekday peak periods.

Layout

The below-grade platforms are accessed from two ground-level plazas on the north and south sides of East Rosecrans Avenue between Figueroa Street and Vermont Avenue. The ground-level plazas each have a TAP card ticket vending machine that was added in early 2017 to support all-door boarding on the J Line.[3] The station has 202 park and ride spaces in a parking lot built into one of the "leaves" of the partial cloverleaf interchange between Rosecrans Avenue and Interstate 110.[4]

G Street level Entrance/Exit, ticket vending machine, park and ride lot
Platform level Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound  J Line toward El Monte (Harbor Freeway)
Southbound  J Line toward Harbor Gateway or San Pedro (Harbor Gateway)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Services

Metro J Line bus departing Rosecrans to Downtown LA & El Monte in the afternoon

Rosecrans station is used by the Metro J Line bus rapid transit route which runs between the El Monte Station in El Monte, Downtown Los Angeles and the Harbor Gateway Transit Center in Gardena, California, with select trips continuing onto San Pedro.[5] The J Line is part of the Metro Busway system.[6]

J Line buses run 24 hours a day between El Monte Station, Downtown Los Angeles, and the Harbor Gateway Transit Center, as route 910. Some trips continue to San Pedro between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. and are signed as Route 950. On weekdays, buses operate every four to eight minutes during peak hours. They operate every 10 minutes in the midday, 20 minutes during evenings, 40 minutes during nights, and every hour overnight. On weekends, buses arrive every 15 minutes most of the day. They operate every 20 minutes during evenings, 40 minutes during nights, and every hour overnight.[7]

In addition to J Line buses, the busway platforms at Rosecrans station are also served by two routes, geared towards people commuting to Los Angeles, operating only during weekday rush-hours, operating towards the city in the morning and returning at night: Metro Express route 550 to San Pedro and Torrance Transit route 4X to Torrance (also operates all-day Saturday). The station is also served by the Dodger Stadium Express shuttle that operates during home games during baseball season.[6]

At street level, Rosecrans station is also served by Metro Local route 125 that runs between El Segundo and Norwalk station via Rosecrans.[6][5]

References

  1. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Metro.net. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Radcliffe, Jim (June 27, 1996). "Harbor Transitway opens, reducing congestion - Impact felt during evening commute". Daily Breeze. p. A3 – via NewsBank.
  3. ^ "Metro - File #: 2015-1804". metro.legistar.com. LA Metro. April 14, 2016. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Metro.net. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  5. ^ a b J Line map and timetable (PDF) (Map). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 13, 2020. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  6. ^ a b c Bus and Rail System map (PDF) (Map). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  7. ^ "Metro J Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.

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