Lincoln/Cypress station Article

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Lincoln/Cypress
Gold Line 
Lincoln Heights-Cypress Park Station LACMTA.jpg
Location370 West Avenue 26,
Cypress ParkLincoln Heights,
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°04′53″N 118°13′12″W / 34.0813°N 118.2199°W / 34.0813; -118.2199
LINCOLN CYPRESS STATION Latitude and Longitude:

34°04′53″N 118°13′12″W / 34.0813°N 118.2199°W / 34.0813; -118.2199
Owned byMetro
Line(s) Gold Line  Gold Line 
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Parking94 spaces:
  • 79 free
  • 15 paid reserved
Bicycle facilities10 bike rack spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
History
OpenedJuly 26, 2003; 15 years ago (July 26, 2003)
Previous names
  • Avenue 26 Station
  • Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
toward  Atlantic
Gold Line
Station entrance.

Lincoln/Cypress is an elevated light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located at the intersection of Lacy Street and Avenue 26, in the Cypress Park and Lincoln Heights neighborhoods of Northeast Los Angeles, California. The station is served by the Gold Line. [1]

The station features a free park-and-ride lot.

Art

A site-specific installation artwork, titled "Water Street: River of Dreams" by artist Cheri Gaulke, has visual references to metaphorically connect the Tongva people (Gabrieliño Indians) who once inhabited the area with a contemporary flowing landscape. A life-size bronze sculpture is of a Tongva woman drawing water from the imaginary river and pouring it into a tightly woven bronze basket. A 35 feet (11 m) long triptych “story fence” is located on the platform level, with cutout text related to the Tongva Indians and the life-enhancing Los Angeles River. [2]

Names

During the construction and planning stages, Lincoln/Cypress station was originally planned to be named Avenue 26 station, named for nearby Avenue 26. It was one of three stations to be renamed shortly before the line's opening. It was then renamed Lincoln Heights/Cypress Park to reflect the neighborhoods that are served by the station. Metro now refers to the station using the shorter "Lincoln/Cypress".

Station layout

Platform Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Gold Line  Gold Line toward Atlantic ( Chinatown)
Northbound Gold Line  Gold Line toward APU/Citrus College ( Heritage Square)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Metro Rail service

Gold Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:15 AM daily. [3]

Bus connections

References

  1. ^ Station Description Metro Retrieved 2010-05-04.
  2. ^ etro.net: "Water Street: River of Dreams" art installation (2003)
  3. ^ "Gold Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.

External links