Willow Street station Article

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Willow Street
Blue Line 
Willow Blue Line Station 2.JPG
Metro Blue Line train departing Willow Station.
Location2750 American Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
Coordinates 33°48′28″N 118°11′24″W / 33.8079°N 118.1901°W / 33.8079; -118.1901
WILLOW STREET STATION Latitude and Longitude:

33°48′28″N 118°11′24″W / 33.8079°N 118.1901°W / 33.8079; -118.1901
Owned byMetro
Line(s) Blue Line  Blue Line 
Platforms1 center platform
Tracks2
Construction
Parking870 free spaces
20 paid reserved spaces
Bicycle facilities16 bike rack spaces
14 locker spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
History
OpenedJuly 14, 1990; 28 years ago (July 14, 1990)
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Blue Line

Willow Street is an at grade light rail station on the Los Angeles County Metro Blue Line. [1] It has an island platform, and is adjacent to Long Beach Boulevard near the intersection of Willow Street in the city of Long Beach, California. At this point, going Northbound, the Blue Line route leaves Long Beach Boulevard and enters its own right-of-way (part of Pacific Electric Railway's Red Car right-of-way) allowing the trains to reach higher speeds between stops. Willow is a park and ride station with 920 parking spaces (including a multi-story parking facility) and 10 bike lockers.

The Willow Street and Wardlow stations, both in Wrigley, are the two Blue Line stations closest to the Long Beach Municipal Airport.

History

The station is on the site of a junction on the Pacific Electric Railway, where the Balboa line split from the Long Beach line. At various times, the junction was referred to as Willow, Willows, Willowville and North Long Beach.

Station layout

Platform Southbound Blue Line  Blue Line toward Downtown Long Beach ( Pacific Coast Highway)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Blue Line  Blue Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center ( Wardlow)

Metro Rail service

Blue Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily. [2]

Bus connections

Nearby sights and attractions

References

  1. ^ "Blue Line station information" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Blue Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.

External links

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