Downtown Long Beach station Article

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Downtown Long Beach
Blue Line 
LACMTA blue line transit mall.JPG
Downtown Long Beach station
Other namesTransit Mall Station
Location128 West First Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Coordinates 33°46′05″N 118°11′36″W / 33.7681°N 118.1932°W / 33.7681; -118.1932
DOWNTOWN LONG BEACH (LOS ANGELES METRO STATION) Latitude and Longitude:

33°46′05″N 118°11′36″W / 33.7681°N 118.1932°W / 33.7681; -118.1932
Owned byMetro
Line(s) Blue Line  Blue Line 
Platforms1 center/ island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Parkingstreet (metered)
Bicycle facilitiesbike rack/locker available
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
History
OpenedSeptember 1990
RebuiltSeptember 2014 – October 2014
Previous namesTransit Mall Station (1990–2013)
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Terminus Blue Line
One-way operation

Downtown Long Beach is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located on 1st Street between Pine Avenue and Pacific Avenue in Downtown Long Beach in southwestern California. This station is the southern terminus of the Blue Line route and only offers northbound service, as it is located in a loop.

The light rail station is a key part of the Long Beach Transit Mall, which extends along 1st Street between Pacific Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. As the city's major transit center, this section of 1st Street is closed to private vehicles and only trains and transit vehicles are allowed. From 1990 to July 2013, the station was known as Transit Mall Station.

In 2010, a $7 million project was undertaken by Long Beach Transit to upgrade the transit mall. New bus shelters were constructed, with improved lighting and new artwork. The project was completed in spring 2011. [1] [2] During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the station will serve spectators traveling to and from Olympic venues located in Long Beach. [3]

Station layout

Northbound Blue Line  Blue Line  toward 7th Street/Metro Center ( Pacific)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Northbound Blue Line  Blue Line  toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Pacific)

Service

Metro Rail service

Blue Line service hours are approximately from 04:45 until 01:00 weekdays and 04:45 until 02:00 on weekends. [4]

Bus connections

Nearby attractions

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Village
  • The Pike Entertainment Complex
  • Pine Avenue Entertainment District
  • Long Beach Performing Arts Center

References

  1. ^ http://www.lbtransit.com/News/pdf/LBT-Release-Transit-Mall-to-Close-for-Renovation.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_17769553
  3. ^ http://la24-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/pdf/LA2024-canditature-part2_english.pdf
  4. ^ "Blue Line Timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-04.

External links

Media related to Transit Mall (Los Angeles Metro station) at Wikimedia Commons