Culver City station

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Culver City
Expo Line 
Culver City Station 3.JPG
Expo Line train at Culver City Station.
Location8817 Washington Blvd
Culver City CA 90232
Coordinates34°01′42″N 118°23′18″W / 34.0282°N 118.3883°W / 34.0282; -118.3883Coordinates: 34°01′42″N 118°23′18″W / 34.0282°N 118.3883°W / 34.0282; -118.3883
Owned byMetro
Platforms1 center platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsMetro Local: 17, 33
Metro Rapid: 733
Culver CityBus: 1, 5, 7
Santa Monica Big Blue Bus: 17
Construction
Parking586 spaces
Bicycle facilities8 bike racks
16 bike lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
History
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 143 years ago (1875-10-17)
RebuiltJune 20, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-06-20)[1]
Previous namesCulver Junction; Ivy
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Expo Line
  Former services  
Pacific Electric Pacific Electric
Air Line
  Future service  
Gold Line
toward Atlantic

Culver City station is an elevated light rail station in the Los Angeles Metro Rail system in Culver City, California. It is located at the northeast edge of downtown Culver City. A rail station since the 1800s, it is now served by the Expo Line,[2] it was the Expo line's terminus from June 2012 to May 2016 until the Expo Line Phase 2 further extended the terminus to Downtown Santa Monica station.

Metro Rail service[edit]

Expo Line service hours are approximately from 4 AM to 12:30 AM daily. Regular scheduled service resumed June 20, 2012.

Location and design[edit]

Platform Westbound Expo Line Expo Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Palms)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (La Cienega/Jefferson)

The station is in Culver City, on a dedicated rail right-of-way alongside Exposition Boulevard — between the intersection of Venice Boulevard and Robertson Boulevard on the west and the intersection of Washington Boulevard and National Boulevard on the east.

Attractions[edit]

At the northeast edge of Downtown Culver City, a major retail, entertainment and arts district, the station is also within walking distance of several major attractions which include the


The station's art consists of images from which concentric lines expand outwards like rings on a tree and was created by artist Tom LaDuke.[3]

History[edit]

Station location c. 1905, looking east.
Ivy Substation, still-standing former station power building north of platform.

Originally named Ivy station on the steam powered Los Angeles and Independence Railroad, Pacific Electric later renamed it Culver Junction in the early 1900s when the stop was made a junction point with the addition of the Venice short line and others which continued west down Venice Boulevard to the South Bay.

The Venice line closed in September 1950, making it no longer a junction, and passenger service ended on September 30, 1953; the name "Culver Junction" remains on maps to this day, referring to the immediate surrounding area. With service restoration in June 2012, the station was renamed Culver City.

Ivy Substation, a traction substation building which housed mechanical rotary converters used to supply DC current to the line until 1953, is still standing near this station and has been converted into the popular Actor's Gang Theatre. (Train power now comes from a much smaller building beneath the elevated platform.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Two more Expo Line stations to open June 20". latimes.com.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-03-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2013-03-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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