Vernon station

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Vernon
Blue Line 
Vernon Station LACMTA.jpg
Vernon station
Location4421 Long Beach Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Coordinates34°00′13″N 118°14′36″W / 34.0037°N 118.2432°W / 34.0037; -118.2432Coordinates: 34°00′13″N 118°14′36″W / 34.0037°N 118.2432°W / 34.0037; -118.2432
Owned byMetro
Line(s)Blue Line Blue Line 
Platforms1 center platform
Tracks2
Construction
Parkingnone
Bicycle facilitiesnone
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
History
OpenedJuly 14, 1990; 28 years ago (July 14, 1990)
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Blue Line
  Future service  
Blue Line

Vernon is an at-grade light rail station on the Los Angeles County Metro Blue Line. [1]

It has an island platform in the center media of Long Beach Avenue near the intersection of Vernon Avenue in South Los Angeles, a quarter of a mile from the border with Vernon.

Prior to the construction of the Blue Line, Vernon Avenue was an important junction on the lines of the Pacific Electric Railway. All lines from the Southern District, including the Long Beach, Watts, Whittier and San Pedro lines, stopped at Vernon Avenue, which was also a crossing with the Los Angeles Railway's V line.[2]

Under current plans, the station will also be served by the West Santa Ana Branch Transit Corridor, one of the Twenty-eight by '28 projects Metro aims to have online by the 2028 Summer Olympics.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Platform Southbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Downtown Long Beach (Slauson)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Blue Line Blue Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Washington)

Service[edit]

Metro Rail service[edit]

Blue Line service hours are approximately from 4:00 AM until 1:00 AM daily.[1]

Bus connections[edit]

Neighborhood and destinations[edit]

  • Jefferson High School
  • Pueblo De Rio Housing Complex
  • Fred Roberts Park
  • Ross Snyder Recreation Center
  • Alameda Swap Meet

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Line station information" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Pacific Electric Watts Line". Eagle Rock Historical Association.
  3. ^ https://media.metro.net/projects_studies/westSantaAnaBranch/images/map_wsab_transitCorridor_2018-06.pdf

External links[edit]