Pico (Los Angeles Metro station)

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For the station in East Los Angeles, see Pico/Aliso (Los Angeles Metro station).
Pico
    
Pico Metro Blue & Expo Lines Station 1.JPG
Pico Metro Blue & Expo Lines Station.
Station statistics
Address 1236 South Flower Street
Coordinates 34°02′25″N 118°16′00″W / 34.0402°N 118.2667°W / 34.0402; -118.2667
Line(s) Metro Rail:
Blue Line Blue Line
Expo Line Expo Line

Metro Transitway:
Silver Line Silver Line
Connections Metro Local: 30, 81, 330*
Metro Express: 442*, 460
LADOT DASH: DD, F
LADOT Commuter Express: 419*, 422*, 423*, 438*, 448*
OCTA: 701*, 721*
* M-F rush hours only
Sat-Sun only
Platforms 1 center platform
Tracks 2
Parking none
Bicycle facilities none
Other information
Opened July 14, 1990; 23 years ago (July 14, 1990)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Metro
Station status in service
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Blue Line
Terminus
toward Culver City
Expo Line

Pico Station is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located in the South Park neighborhood of Downtown Los Angeles, on Flower Street just north of Pico Boulevard. The station is served by the Metro Blue Line and the Metro Expo Line. The Metro Silver Line buses heading northbound to El Monte Station stop one block west of the station at Figueroa Street and Pico Boulevard. Soutbound Silver Line buses heading to Harbor Gateway Transit Center stop at Flower St./Pico Blvd.

The full (official) station name is Pico/Chick Hearn. This name memorializes sportscaster Francis Dayle "Chick" Hearn (1916–2002), longtime play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Service[edit]

Metro Rail service[edit]

Blue & Expo Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[1]

Metro Liner service[edit]

The Metro Silver Line northbound street stop is located at Figueroa Street & Pico Boulevard (1 block west of the Pico Station). The Silver Line southbound street stop is Flower St/Pico Blvd, next to the station. Silver Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 1:00 AM Monday- Friday & 5:00 A.M.- 1:00 A.M. Saturdays/ Sundays & Holidays.

Location[edit]

Pico station serves the South Park neighborhood on its east, and the Figueroa/convention district on its west. It is located on the east side of Flower Street, just north of Pico Boulevard.

North of this station is the Flower Street Tunnel, which connects Pico station to 7th St/Metro Center Station via Flower Street. The tunnel's portal is just south of 11th Street on Flower Street.

The station is within walking distance to the following attractions:

Design[edit]

Southbound Blue Line toward Downtown Long Beach (Grand)
Expo Line toward Culver City (23rd Street)
Northbound Blue Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Terminus)
Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Terminus)

Pico is an at-grade center-platform station designed to accommodate Metro light rail vehicles. The station's entrance is on the northeast corner of Flower/Pico.

Metro added gates and flashing lights at this station during late December 2011, as part of a set of safety enhancements that were added to the Expo Line project.[2]

History[edit]

Pico station opened along with the Blue Line on July 14, 1990 and was the site of opening day celebrations. Because underground portions of the line were not yet complete the station served as the northern terminus for the line until February 1991 when 7th St/Metro Center Station opened.[3]

References[edit]

External links[edit]

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