Harbor Freeway station

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Harbor Freeway
Green Line  Silver Line 
Harbor Fwy Station-11.JPG
Westbound Metro Green Line train to Redondo Beach Station departing Harbor Freeway Station.
Location 11500 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Coordinates 33°55′43″N 118°16′51″W / 33.9287°N 118.2808°W / 33.9287; -118.2808Coordinates: 33°55′43″N 118°16′51″W / 33.9287°N 118.2808°W / 33.9287; -118.2808
Owned by Metro
Construction
Parking 253 spaces
Bicycle facilities 12 bike rack spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
History
Opened August 12, 1995; 23 years ago (August 12, 1995)
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Green Line
toward Norwalk
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway   Following station
Silver Line
toward El Monte

Harbor Freeway (formerly Harbor Freeway/I-105) is a transport hub located on the Harbor Transitway, within the Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange of Interstates I-105 and I-110 near Figueroa Street in the neighborhood of South Los Angeles. The station serves the Metro Green Line (light rail) and the Metro Silver Line (bus rapid transit) and other bus services. It is owned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Harbor Freeway Station, Metro Silver Line northbound platform. Metro added a platform tiles as part of the Metro Express Lanes project in June 2013.
Stairs to street level.

Station layout

Upper Level Westbound Green Line Green Line toward Redondo Beach (Vermont /Athens)
Green Line Green Line (under construction) toward Aviation/96th (Vermont /Athens)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Green Line Green Line toward Norwalk (Avalon)
Street Level Mezzanine Figueroa Street Exit
Faregates, ticket machines
Local buses
Lower Level Southbound Silver Line Silver Line toward Harbor Gateway Transit Center/Pacific/21st Street (Rosecrans)
Island platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound Silver Line Silver Line toward El Monte (Manchester)

The station has 3 levels: the upper level provides access to the Metro Green Line (light rail); the middle level has the connections to local bus services and the 253 space park and ride lot; the lower level provides access to the Metro Silver Line (bus rapid transit) and other express buses operating on the Harbor Transitway. It is located near the Athens district of Los Angeles.[1]

Station improvements

Harbor Transitway Park & Ride and transit station improvements. Enhance signage, lighting and security at Park & Ride lots were completed in June 2011. Install CCTV at Harbor Transitway stations by June 2012.

Services

Green Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[2] Metro Silver Line runs 24 hours a day.

Other freeway Level Connections

- These buses stop at the same boarding platforms of the Metro Silver Line at the freeway level.

Bus connections

Non-Harbor Transitway buses stop on the west side of Figueroa Street.

Incidents at Station

On February 22, 2012 an incident occurred on the northbound Metro Silver Line platform during the afternoon. A vehicle struck the northbound platform of the Silver Line. The Metro Silver Line bus was not hit by the private truck when it was entering the station.There were 7 passengers who were about aboard the Silver Line bus to Downtown LA as a vehicle struck the platform.[3] The 7 passengers received critical and serious injuries.[4] It took around 2 hours to clear up the scene. During the incident, the Metro Silver Line, Metro Express Lines: 450X and 550 were detoured to stop at Figueroa Street/Harbor FWY station entrance. There has never been an incident on the Harbor Transitway ever since it first opened on June 1998. As a result of the incident, Metro's CEO: Art Leahy asked Metro's safety committee to review the station layout and signage of the Silver Line stations on the Harbor Transitway portion. A report was scheduled within 60 days after the incident.[5] The report was complete during April 2012 .[6] Bollards were added during early August 2012 at the station. Bollards were also installed at the 37th Street/USC Metro Silver Line Station as well.

Photo gallery

References

  1. ^ "Green Line station information". Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  2. ^ "Green Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-25. 
  3. ^ "The Source: Accident on The Harbor Transitway". 2012-02-22. 
  4. ^ "7 Injured When Vehicle Slams Into Crowd Waiting For Bus". 2012-02-22. 
  5. ^ "The Source: Accident on The Harbor Transitway". 2012-02-22. 
  6. ^ "Harbor Freeway Metro Silver Line Station platform improvements" (PDF). 2012-04-20. .

External links

  • Metro website
  • OpenStreetMap 'relation' for the station
  • http://www.metro.net/board/Items/2011/10_October/20111020OPItem52.pdf
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