Getty Center Monorail

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Getty Center Monorail
(Getty Center Tram)
Getty Center Tram Station Los Angeles.jpg
A train at the Getty Center station
Type Otis Hovair hovertrain
Locale United States Los Angeles (California, USA)
Termini Sepulveda Blvd (lower station)
Getty Center (upper station)
Stations 2
Opened 1997
Rolling stock 6 cars
Line length 1.21 km (0.75 mi)[1]
Number of tracks 1 (Monorail)

The Getty Center Monorail, also known as Getty Center Tram, is an Otis Hovair monorail of the U.S. city of Los Angeles serving the Getty Center. It is an electric, cable-driven hovertrain, with a fleet of 6 people movers divided in 2 convoys of 3 cars each.[1]


The railway line, already planned in 1988,[2] was opened at the end of 1997, following the inauguration of the Getty Center.


The line, located north of Brentwood, in the Westside Region of Los Angeles, links a freeway-level parking garage to the Getty Center, which includes the J. Paul Getty Museum. The duration of a ride is about 3 to 4 minutes and the distance is about 1.21 km (0.75 mi) .[1]

The lower station (34°05′15.8″N 118°28′32.8″W / 34.087722°N 118.475778°W / 34.087722; -118.475778), at the bottom of the hill, lies beside Sepulveda Boulevard and the San Diego Freeway. The upper station (34°04′42.1″N 118°28′29.9″W / 34.078361°N 118.474972°W / 34.078361; -118.474972), at the top of the hill, is located in the arrival plaza of the Getty Center and is part of the structure.[3] The line follows Getty Center Drive and has a passing loop in the middle.


See also


  1. ^ a b c The Getty Center Tram on
  2. ^ "Tram System Proposed for J. Paul Getty Center". Los Angeles Times, July 14, 1988
  3. ^ 24563086 Getty Center Tram on OpenStreetMap

External links

  • Sepulveda–Getty Center cab ride on YouTube
  • Getty Center–Sepulveda cab ride on YouTube

Coordinates: 34°04′42.1″N 118°28′29.9″W / 34.078361°N 118.474972°W / 34.078361; -118.474972

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