Pico/Aliso (Los Angeles Metro station)
A view of Pico/Aliso Station
|Address||1311 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles|
|Platforms||1 center platform|
|Bicycle facilities||12 bike rack spaces
|Opened||15 November 2009|
|Station status||in service|
Metro Rail service
Gold Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:15 AM daily.
Pico/Aliso station is located in the western part of the Boyle Heights neighborhood of eastern Los Angeles. The first station across the Los Angeles River on the Gold Line, Pico/Aliso lies in a low-density residential and industrial area. The Santa Ana Freeway, carrying US 101, acts as both a major transport artery in the area and the eastern border of the station precinct. The infamous Aliso Village neighborhood sat near the site of Pico/Aliso station, but was demolished before the Gold Line extension opened.
One of the aims of the Gold Line extension is to encourage transit-oriented development around Metro stations. At Pico/Aliso, the most prominent development is the Pueblo del Sol public housing project to the northeast of the station.
|Southbound||■Gold Line||toward Atlantic (Mariachi Plaza)|
|Northbound||■Gold Line||toward Sierra Madre Villa (Little Tokyo / Arts District)|
Pico/Aliso station utilises a simple island platform setup with two tracks in the median of East 1st Street. There are two ramps for platform access, one at the intersection of East 1st and Utah Streets. and another at East 1st and Anderson Streets.
Like many other Metro stations, Pico/Aliso station contains a piece of public art. LACMTA chose Long Beach, California based artist Rob Neilson to create a piece for the station, which eventually became "About Face."
- Metro Local: 30
- Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension destination map LACMTA Retrieved 2009-10-10
- "Gold Line timetable". Retrieved 2010-05-10.
- Boyle Heights planning and improvement projects City of Los Angeles Retrieved 22 June 2010
- Pico/Aliso slideshow LACMTA Retrieved 22 June 2010