South Pasadena
L Line 
HSY- Los Angeles Metro, South Pasadena, Platform View.jpg
South Pasadena station platform
General information
Location905 Meridian Avenue
South Pasadena, California
Coordinates34°06′57″N 118°09′26″W / 34.1157°N 118.1573°W / 34.1157; -118.1573Coordinates: 34°06′57″N 118°09′26″W / 34.1157°N 118.1573°W / 34.1157; -118.1573
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking142 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
Disabled accessYes
Openedc. 1911; 112 years ago (1911)
RebuiltJuly 26, 2003; 19 years ago (2003-07-26)
Previous namesMission (2003–2012)
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Highland Park
toward Atlantic
L Line Fillmore
Future service
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Highland Park A Line Fillmore
Former services
Preceding station Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Following station
Highland Park Main Line Raymond
toward Chicago

South Pasadena station (formerly Mission station) is an at-grade light rail station on the L Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located at the intersection of Mission Street and Meridian Avenue in South Pasadena, California, after which the station is named. The station opened on July 26, 2003, as part of the original Gold Line, then known as the "Pasadena Metro Blue Line" project. This station and all the other original and Foothill Extension stations will be part of the A Line upon completion of the Regional Connector project in 2023.

This station features the adjacent station art sculpture "Astride-Aside" (2003) by artist Michael Stutz. The station has a 122 space park and ride lot and there is a fee to park.

The original South Pasadena station and freight depot, for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe railroad, was demolished in 1954.[2][3]


Station layout

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound L Line L Line toward APU/Citrus College (Fillmore)
Southbound L Line L Line toward Atlantic (Highland Park)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Hours and frequency

L Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 a.m. until 12:15 a.m. 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.[4]


As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[5]

Nearby landmarks


  1. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ Rasmussen, Cecilia (July 13, 2003). "Pasadena's Gold Line Will Travel a History-Laden Route". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  3. ^ Thomas, Rick R. (2007). South Pasadena. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing. p. 112. ISBN 978-0-7385-4748-0. OCLC 171056544.((cite book)): CS1 maint: date and year (link)
  4. ^ "Metro L Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 27, 2021. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  5. ^ "L Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved May 12, 2022.