Slauson
J Line 
Slauson station southbound platform, looking south with pedestrian bridge in the background
General information
Location350+12 West Slauson Avenue
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates33°59′21″N 118°16′50″W / 33.98915°N 118.28046°W / 33.98915; -118.28046
Owned byCalifornia Department of Transportation
Operated byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Line(s)See Services section
Platforms2 side platforms
Construction
Structure typeElevated
Parking151 spaces
AccessibleYes
History
OpenedAugust 1, 1996 (1996-08-01)
Services
Preceding station Metro Busway Following station
37th Street/USC
toward El Monte
J Line Manchester
toward San Pedro
Location
Map

Slauson station is a busway station located in Los Angeles, California. It is situated between the 37th Street/USC and Manchester stations 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 above Slauson Avenue. The station serves the Vermont-Slauson, South Park and Florence neighborhoods of Los Angeles.

Slauson station was built between 1989 and 1996 as part of the Harbor Transitway and opened to passengers on August 1, 1996.[1] 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. Slauson station is also served by several Los Angeles Metro Bus and Torrance Transit bus services, most of which only run during weekday peak periods.

An A Line station with an identical name is located approximately 2.1 miles (3.4 km) east of the station.[2] Passengers may use LA Metro Bus route 108 to travel between the two.

Station layout

Bridge level Pedestrian bridge to park and ride lot
Platform
level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound  J Line toward El Monte (37th Street/USC)
Southbound  J Line toward Harbor Gateway or San Pedro (Manchester)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
G Street level Entrance/Exit, ticket vending machine, park and ride lot
Northbound platform, looking south with pedestrian bridge in the background before installation of safety bollards

Slauson station is situated along the Harbor Transitway and consists of two side platforms in the median of the Interstate 110 (Harbor Freeway). The station is located near the Vermont-Slauson, South Park and Florence neighborhoods of Los Angeles.[3]

The busway platforms are accessed from either a ground-level plaza on south side of East Slauson Avenue between South Figueroa Street and South Broadway or a pedestrian bridge from the east park and ride lot. The ground-level plaza has a stop for buses traveling east on Slauson Avenue (westbound buses board a block away) and a TAP card ticket vending machine that was added in early 2017 to support all-door boarding on the J Line.[4] The station has 151 park and ride spaces in two parking lots built into the "leaves" of the partial cloverleaf interchange between Slauson Avenue and Interstate 110.[5]

Services

Metro J Line bus departing

Slauson 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 on to San Pedro.[6] The J Line is part of the Metro Busway system.[7]

J Line buses run 24 hours a day between El Monte Station, Downtown Los Angeles, and the Harbor Gateway Transit Center as route 910, with some trips continuing to San Pedro between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. and signed as Route 950. On weekdays, buses operate every four to eight minutes during peak hours, with longer headways of 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, with longer headways of 20 minutes during evenings, 40 minutes during nights, and every hour overnight.[8]

In addition to J Line buses, the busway platforms at Slauson station are also served by the all-day Los Angeles Metro Bus route 460 to Disneyland. There are also several routes that use the busway, geared towards people commuting to Los Angeles, operating only during weekday rush-hours, operating towards the city in the morning and returning at night: LA Metro Bus 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.[7]

Slauson station is also served by several bus routes that use bus stops near to the station on surface streets: LA Metro Bus route 45 that runs between Lincoln Heights and Rosewood via Broadway, 81 that runs between Eagle Rock and South Los Angeles via Figueroa, 108 that runs between Marina del Rey and Pico Rivera via Slauson and the LADOT DASH Southeast shuttle route that serves the South Park neighborhood.[7][6]

References

  1. ^ Radcliffe, Jim (June 27, 1996). "Harbor Transitway opens, reducing congestion - Impact felt during evening commute". Daily Breeze. p. A3 – via NewsBank.
  2. ^ Google. "Slauson to Slauson" (Map). Google Maps. Google.
  3. ^ "South L.A." Mapping L.A. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  4. ^ "Metro - File #: 2015-1804". metro.legistar.com. LA Metro. April 14, 2016. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  5. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Metro.net. Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  6. ^ a b J Line map and timetable (PDF) (Map). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 13, 2020. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  7. ^ a b c Bus and Rail System map (PDF) (Map). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  8. ^ "Metro J Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.

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