South Pasadena
A Line 
South Pasadena station platforms in 2024
General information
Location905 Meridian Avenue
South Pasadena, California
Coordinates34°06′57″N 118°09′26″W / 34.1157°N 118.1573°W / 34.1157; -118.1573
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms2 side platforms
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Structure typeAt-grade
Parking142 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesRacks
Openedc. 1911; 113 years ago (1911)
Previous namesMission (2003–2012)
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Fillmore A Line Highland Park
toward Long Beach
Former services (at AT&SF station)
Preceding station Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Following station
Lincoln Park Main Line Raymond Hill
toward Chicago

South Pasadena station (formerly Mission station) is an at-grade light rail station on the A 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 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 Railway, was demolished in 1954.[2][3]


Station layout

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

Hours and frequency

A Line service hours are from approximately 4:30 a.m. and 11:45 p.m daily. Trains operate every 8 minutes during peak hours, Monday through Friday. During weekday midday and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., trains run every 10 minutes. Night and early morning service is approximately every 20 minutes every day.[4]


As of spring 2024, the following connections are available:[5]

Notable places nearby

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


  1. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on August 10, 2020. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ Rasmussen, Cecilia (July 13, 2003). "Pasadena's Gold Line Will Travel a History-Laden Route". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on June 22, 2015. 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. Archived from the original on March 23, 2023. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  4. ^ "Metro A Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  5. ^ "A Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 16, 2023. p. 2. Retrieved June 17, 2023.