Farmdale station

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Expo Line 
Farmdale Station 3.JPG
Westbound platform.
Location4420 Exposition Boulevard, Jefferson Park, Los Angeles California
Coordinates34°01′26″N 118°20′46″W / 34.0240°N 118.3460°W / 34.0240; -118.3460Coordinates: 34°01′26″N 118°20′46″W / 34.0240°N 118.3460°W / 34.0240; -118.3460
Owned byMetro
Platforms2 nearside
ConnectionsMetro Local: 38
Bicycle facilities10 bike rack spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 143 years ago (1875-10-17)
RebuiltJune 20, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-06-20)[1]
Previous namesCienega
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Expo Line
  Former services  
Pacific Electric Pacific Electric
Air Line
  Future services  
Gold Line
toward Atlantic

Farmdale is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system, located at the intersection of Farmdale Avenue and Exposition Boulevard, in the West Adams District in Los Angeles. This station is served by the Expo Line.[2]


Metro Rail service[edit]

Expo Line service hours are approximately from 4 AM to 12:30 AM daily. Service resumed Saturday, April 28, 2012. Regular scheduled service resumed Wednesday, June 20, 2012.

Location and design[edit]

Platform Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound Expo Line Expo Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Expo/La Brea)
Eastbound Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Expo/Crenshaw)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The location of the Farmdale station is in a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles' Jefferson Park district and Baldwin Village neighborhood, adjacent to Susan Miller Dorsey High School, and within walking distance of the Rancho Cienega Sports Complex.[3]

The station has "near-side" platforms: this means that the platforms are positioned on opposite sides of the intersection, and trains must stop at the platform before crossing the intersection.


In the Expo Phase 1 project's Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR), the Expo Authority recommended (and the Metro Board approved) an at-grade crossing at Farmdale Avenue; some members of the community, as well as the LAUSD, objected to the at-grade crossing, citing safety concerns for students of Dorsey High School (which is adjacent to the crossing). On 20 February 2009, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) denied the Expo Authority's request for an at-grade crossing. In response, on 29 July 2009, the Expo Authority proposed four alternatives to grade separation. One of these proposals, a station at Farmdale,[4] was reviewed by the assigned Administrative Law Judge of the CPUC. In her written decision dated 22 March 2010, the judge ruled that the Farmdale Station could be added to the project by including a CPUC-approved Addendum to the Final EIR, without having to redo the entire project's EIR; the final decision to authorize the grade crossing (and thus, construction of Farmdale Station) was made by the commission on 29 July 2010.[5] All trains operating on the Expo line would be required to come to a complete stop at the Farmdale station, which features near-side stations at the intersection of Farmdale Avenue, thus increasing safety for pedestrians and students in the area.


Originally a stop on the Los Angeles and Independence and Pacific Electric railroads, it closed on September 30, 1953 with closure of the Santa Monica Air Line and remained out of service until re-opening on Saturday, April 28, 2012, it was completely rebuilt for the opening of the Expo Line from little more than a station stop marker. Regular scheduled service resumed Wednesday, June 20, 2012.


  1. ^ "Two more Expo Line stations to open June 20". 5 June 2012. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-10-04. Retrieved 2014-01-23.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-05-14. Retrieved 2010-04-26.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "CPUC Decision". Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-11-06. Retrieved 2010-07-29.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)

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