Long Beach Boulevard station

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Long Beach Boulevard
Green Line 
Long Beach Bl.Station- Metro Green Line 1.JPG
Westbound Metro Green Line train to Redondo Beach Station arrives at Long Beach Blvd. Station.
Location11508 Long Beach Boulevard
Lynwood, CA 90262
Coordinates33°55′30″N 118°12′36″W / 33.9249°N 118.2100°W / 33.9249; -118.2100Coordinates: 33°55′30″N 118°12′36″W / 33.9249°N 118.2100°W / 33.9249; -118.2100
Owned byMetro
Line(s)Green Line Green Line 
Platforms1 center platform
Tracks2
Construction
Parking650 "park-and-ride" spaces
Bicycle facilities12 bike rack spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
History
OpenedAugust 12, 1995; 24 years ago (August 12, 1995)
Previous namesLong Beach/I-105
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Green Line
toward Norwalk

Long Beach Boulevard or Long Beach/I-105 is a Los Angeles County Metro Rail freeway median station on the Green Line.[1] It is located in the center median of Century Freeway at the interchange with Long Beach Boulevard in Lynwood, California, it is not necessarily named for the city of Long Beach, California (served by the Blue Line) as Metro Rail usually names most of their stations after the nearest major cross streets. In this case, the station, located in Lynwood, is named for Long Beach Boulevard which indeed travels down to Long Beach; the original name for this station was Long Beach Blvd/I-105 and it may still be used in some places.

Metro Rail service[edit]

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

Station layout[edit]

Platform Westbound Green Line Green Line toward Redondo Beach (Willowbrook/Rosa Parks)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Green Line Green Line toward Norwalk (Lakewood)

Bus connections[edit]

Pacific Electric Service[edit]

The Lynwood Pacific Electric Railway Depot at its original location in 1933

Prior to the establishment of service on Metro Green Line, the location served as Lynwood depot, a station on the Pacific Electric's Santa Ana (Pacific Electric)West Santa Ana Branch. At some point after service was discontinued, the small mission revival station building was relocated to Lynwood Park to make way for the Century Freeway, where it still stands to this day; the 1917 depot, one of only several in the area which survived the devastating 1933 Long Beach earthquake, has been registered as a historic American building by the Library of Congress.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Green Line station information".
  2. ^ "Green Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  3. ^ "Lynwood Pacific Electric Railway Depot". Library of Congress. Retrieved 8 June 2017.

External links[edit]

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