Azusa Downtown station

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Azusa Downtown
Gold Line 
Azusa Downtown Station 1.jpg
Location780 N Alameda Ave, Azusa
Coordinates34°08′09″N 117°54′22″W / 34.1358°N 117.9060°W / 34.1358; -117.9060Coordinates: 34°08′09″N 117°54′22″W / 34.1358°N 117.9060°W / 34.1358; -117.9060
Owned byMetro
Platforms2
Tracks2
Construction
Parking237 spaces, all paid reserved:[1]
Bicycle facilities20 bike rack spaces
24 bike lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
History
Opened1887
RebuiltMarch 5, 2016; 3 years ago (March 5, 2016)
Previous namesAzusa/Alameda
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
toward Atlantic
Gold Line
Terminus
  Future service  
Blue Line
Terminus

Azusa Downtown is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located on Alameda Avenue, a block north of Foothill Boulevard, in Downtown Azusa, California. This station is served by the Metro Gold Line.[2][3][4]

This station was constructed as part of the Gold Line Foothill Extension project Phase 2A. It began revenue service on March 5, 2016.[5][6]

Station layout[edit]

Platform Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Gold Line Gold Line toward Atlantic (Irwindale)
Northbound Gold Line Gold Line toward APU/Citrus College (Terminus)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Bus connections[edit]

History[edit]

The original train stop in Azusa opened in 1887 by the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad. The Gold line uses the old right of way of The Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad, which built the first train tracks and 1887 station in Azusa. The Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad was founded in 1883, by James F. Crank with the goal of bringing a rail line to San Gabriel Valley from downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad was sold on May 20, 1887 into the California Central Railway. In 1889 this was consolidated into Southern California Railway Company. On Jan. 17, 1906 Southern California Railway was sold to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and called the Pasadena Subdivision. Amtrak-Santa Fe ran the Southwest Chief and Desert Wind over this line in Azusa, but relocated the Desert Wind to the Fullerton Line in 1986. The Santa Fe line served the San Gabriel Valley until 1994, when the 1994 Northridge earthquake weakened the bridge in Arcadia and the track was closed till the Gold line was built. The Santa Fe 1888 Azusa station depot was completely remodeled in 1946. [8][9]

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold Line". LAMetroLogo.svg Metro (LACMTA). Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-07-15. Retrieved 2010-04-30.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.foothillextension.org/CityRelatedDevelopment/crd%20azusa.htm[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Art of the Journey, The Foothill Gold Line" (PDF). Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
  5. ^ http://www.metro.net/projects/foothill-extension/
  6. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (March 5, 2016). "Metro Gold Line extension tests San Gabriel Valley's support for transit". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on March 1, 2016. Retrieved February 18, 2016.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ KCET, Exploring the Metro Gold Line's Foothill Extension Phase 2A, by Eric Brightwell, February 27, 2013
  9. ^ Photo 1947 Azusa Station, closed

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