Artesia station

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Artesia  Blue Line 
Artesia Metro Blue Line Station 1.JPG
The Artesia Station platform
Location 1920½ Acacia Avenue
Compton, CA 90020
Coordinates 33°52′36″N 118°13′22″W / 33.8766°N 118.2227°W / 33.8766; -118.2227Coordinates: 33°52′36″N 118°13′22″W / 33.8766°N 118.2227°W / 33.8766; -118.2227
Owned by Metro
Line(s) Blue Line Blue Line 
Platforms 1 center platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 380 "Park and Ride" spaces
Bicycle facilities 8 bike rack spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
History
Opened July 14, 1990
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Blue Line

Artesia is an at grade light rail station on the Los Angeles County Metro Blue Line.[1] It has an island platform, and is on the Blue Line right-of-way near Artesia Boulevard in the city of Compton, California. Artesia is a park and ride station with 380 parking spaces. The station is near the southern border of Compton, California near the unincorporated community of Rancho Dominguez. It is on Artesia Boulevard near the intersection of Alemeda Street. It is also close to the Artesia Freeway.

The Artesia station is the closest Blue Line station to California State University, Dominguez Hills.

A June 7, 2012 editorial in the Los Angeles Times described the station as "extremely unfriendly to pedestrians" and "a Third World train station."[2]

Station layout[edit]

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

Service[edit]

Metro Rail service[edit]

Blue Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[3]

Bus connections[edit]

Neighborhood and destinations[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Line station information". Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-06-22. 
  2. ^ Tobar, Hector (June 7, 2012). "Transit that serves all requires some to sacrifice". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ "Blue Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

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