Downtown Long Beach station

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Downtown Long Beach
Blue Line 
LACMTA blue line transit mall.JPG
Downtown Long Beach station
Other names Transit Mall Station
Location 128 West First Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Coordinates 33°46′05″N 118°11′36″W / 33.7681°N 118.1932°W / 33.7681; -118.1932Coordinates: 33°46′05″N 118°11′36″W / 33.7681°N 118.1932°W / 33.7681; -118.1932
Owned by Metro
Line(s) Blue Line Blue Line 
Platforms 1 center/island platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking street (metered)
Bicycle facilities bike rack/locker available
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
History
Opened September 1990
Rebuilt September 2014 – October 2014
Previous names Transit Mall Station (1990–2013)
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Terminus Blue Line
One-way operation

Downtown Long Beach is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located on 1st Street between Pine Avenue and Pacific Avenue in Downtown Long Beach in southwestern California. This station is the southern terminus of the Blue Line route and only offers northbound service, as it is located in a loop.

The light rail station is a key part of the Long Beach Transit Mall, which extends along 1st Street between Pacific Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. As the city's major transit center, this section of 1st Street is closed to private vehicles and only trains and transit vehicles are allowed. From 1990 to July 2013, the station was known as Transit Mall Station.

In 2010, a $7 million project was undertaken by Long Beach Transit to upgrade the transit mall. New bus shelters were constructed, with improved lighting and new artwork. The project was completed in spring 2011.[1][2] During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the station will serve spectators traveling to and from Olympic venues located in Long Beach. [3]

Station layout

Northbound Blue Line Blue Line  toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Pacific)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Northbound Blue Line Blue Line  toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Pacific)

Service

Metro Rail service

Blue Line service hours are approximately from 04:45 until 01:00 weekdays and 04:45 until 02:00 on weekends.[4]

Bus connections

Nearby attractions

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Village
  • The Pike Entertainment Complex
  • Pine Avenue Entertainment District
  • Long Beach Performing Arts Center

References

  1. ^ http://www.lbtransit.com/News/pdf/LBT-Release-Transit-Mall-to-Close-for-Renovation.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_17769553
  3. ^ http://la24-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/pdf/LA2024-canditature-part2_english.pdf
  4. ^ "Blue Line Timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-04.
  5. ^ "Bus to Long Beach, CA from $0.99 | FlixBus → The New Way to Travel". Retrieved 2018-11-29.

External links

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

  • Long Beach Transit Mall info
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