Artesia station

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Blue Line 
Artesia Metro Blue Line Station 1.JPG
The Artesia Station platform
Location1920½ Acacia Avenue
Compton, CA 90020
Coordinates33°52′36″N 118°13′22″W / 33.8766°N 118.2227°W / 33.8766; -118.2227Coordinates: 33°52′36″N 118°13′22″W / 33.8766°N 118.2227°W / 33.8766; -118.2227
Owned byMetro
Line(s)Blue Line Blue Line 
Platforms1 center platform
Parking380 "Park and Ride" spaces
Bicycle facilities8 bike rack spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
OpenedJuly 14, 1990; 29 years ago (July 14, 1990)
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Blue Line
  Future service  
Blue Line

Artesia is an at grade light rail station on the Los Angeles County Metro Blue Line.[1] It has an island platform, and is on the Blue Line right-of-way near Artesia Boulevard in the city of Compton, California. Artesia is a park and ride station with 380 parking spaces; the station is near the southern border of Compton, California near the unincorporated community of Rancho Dominguez. It is on Artesia Boulevard near the intersection of Alameda Street, it is also close to the Artesia Freeway(SR 91).

The Artesia station is the closest Blue Line station to California State University, Dominguez Hills.

A June 7, 2012, editorial in the Los Angeles Times described the station as "extremely unfriendly to pedestrians" and "a Third World train station."[2]

Station layout[edit]

Platform Southbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Downtown Long Beach (Del Amo)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Blue Line Blue Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Compton)


Metro Rail service[edit]

Blue Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[3]

Bus connections[edit]

Neighborhood and destinations[edit]


  1. ^ "Blue Line station information". Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-07-08.
  2. ^ Tobar, Hector (June 7, 2012). "Transit that serves all requires some to sacrifice". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ "Blue Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.

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