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Slauson
A Line 
HSY- Los Angeles Metro, Slauson, Platform View.jpg
Slauson station platform
General information
Location1700 Slauson Avenue
Florence, California
Coordinates33°59′17″N 118°14′36″W / 33.9881°N 118.2433°W / 33.9881; -118.2433Coordinates: 33°59′17″N 118°14′36″W / 33.9881°N 118.2433°W / 33.9881; -118.2433
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJuly 14, 1990; 32 years ago (1990-07-14)
RebuiltNovember 2, 2019[1]
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Florence A Line Vernon
Former services
Preceding station PE Bolt.svg Pacific Electric Following station
Fleming
towards Morgan Avenue
Long Beach Vernon
Fleming
towards Balboa
Balboa
Fleming
towards San Pedro
San Pedro via Dominguez
San Pedro via Gardena
Fleming
towards Santa Ana SP Depot
Santa Ana
Fleming
towards Clifton
Redondo Beach via Gardena
Fleming
towards El Segundo
Hawthorne–El Segundo
Dozier
towards Santa Ana SP Depot
Whittier
Dozier
towards Fullerton
Fullerton
Dozier
towards Yorba Linda
La Habra–Fullerton–Yorba Linda
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Florence A Line Vernon
Pacific/Randolph
toward Pioneer
West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor
Phase 1
Terminus
West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor
Phase 2
Arts/Industrial District
Location

Slauson station is an elevated light rail station on the A Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. The station is located within the historic right-of-way of the Pacific Electric Railway and elevated over the intersection of Slauson Avenue, after which the station is named, in the unincorporated Los Angeles County community of Florence.[2]

The station is on a long viaduct that carries the A Line over the Union Pacific freight railroad's Wilmington Subdivision and its junction with the La Habra Subdivision.

A J Line station with an identical name is located approximately 2.1 miles (3.4 km) west of the station.[3] Passengers may use Los Angeles Metro Bus route 108 to travel between the two stations.

This station will be the eastern trailhead of the Rail-to-Rail Route bike path.[4]

History

A Watts Line car at Slauson Junction, c. 1902
A Watts Line car at Slauson Junction, c. 1902

The Slauson station was built on the site of a major junction of the Pacific Electric Railway's Southern Division, where the Whittier, Fullerton, and La Habra lines split off from the Watts, Long Beach, San Pedro, and Balboa lines. This was called Slauson Junction.

The station is also planned to be served by the proposed light rail West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor,[5] with service starting as early as 2033.[6][7]

Service

Station layout

Platform Northbound A Line A Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Vernon)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound A Line A Line toward Downtown Long Beach (Florence)
G Street Level Entrance/Exit, faregates, ticket machines

Hours and frequency

A Line trains run every day between approximately 4:00 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 15/20-minute headway early Saturday and Sunday mornings). Night service is every 20 minutes.[8]

Connections

As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[9]

Notable places nearby

The station is within walking distance of the following notable places:

References

  1. ^ Lozano, Carlos (November 2, 2019). "Metro rail service between Los Angeles and Long Beach reopens". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 4, 2022.
  2. ^ "Metro Blue Line Connections" (PDF). Metro. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 25, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  3. ^ Google. "Slauson to Slauson" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  4. ^ Linton, Joe (2022-01-29). "Metro Approves Rail-to-Rail Walk/Bike Facility, Groundbreaking Expected Next Month". Streetsblog Los Angeles. Retrieved 2022-08-01.
  5. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (May 24, 2018). "Metro narrows the options for a light-rail line from downtown L.A. to Artesia". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 8 September 2021.
  6. ^ Sharp, Steven (17 January 2022). "Metro staff recommend Union Station route for West Santa Ana Branch". Urbanize. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  7. ^ 2021-0724 - WEST SANTA ANA BRANCH TRANSIT CORRIDOR PROJECT (Report). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. January 19, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Metro A Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 12, 2021. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  9. ^ "A Line Timetable - Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved March 3, 2022.

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