Baldwin Park station

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Baldwin Park
Metrolink commuter rail station
Location 3825 Downing Avenue, Baldwin Park, California, 91706
Coordinates 34°05′11″N 117°57′27″W / 34.0865°N 117.9574°W / 34.0865; -117.9574Coordinates: 34°05′11″N 117°57′27″W / 34.0865°N 117.9574°W / 34.0865; -117.9574
Owned by City of Baldwin Park
Line(s) Metrolink
Platforms 1 side platform
Tracks 1
Connections
Construction
Parking 76 spaces
Services
Preceding station   Metrolink   Following station
San Bernardino Line

Baldwin Park is a Metrolink train station in Baldwin Park, California, United States, between Pacific Avenue and Ramona Boulevard next to Baldwin Park City Hall.[citation needed]

The station is owned by the City of Baldwin Park. Foothill Transit and LACMTA bus routes serve the station, and Baldwin Park and West Covina provide municipal shuttles to the station.[citation needed]

Danza Indigenas controversy[edit]

In mid-2005, "Save Our State", an anti-illegal immigration group based in Ventura County, launched a series of protests against Danza Indigenas, outdoor artwork at the station by Chicana artist Judy Baca. The monument bears several engraved statements whose origins are not attributed. At issue was one particular inscription – It was better before they came – that Save Our State claimed was directed against Anglo whites. In fact, according to Baca, that sentence was uttered by an Anglo white Baldwin Park politician in the 1950s; he was lamenting the influx of persons of Mexican ancestry into the San Gabriel Valley following World War II. The protests drew counter-protesters, and required city expenditure on crowd control and riot police, an admitted goal of Save Our State.[1][2]

Platforms and tracks[edit]

Main track  San Bernardino Line toward L.A. Union Station (El Monte)
 San Bernardino Line toward San Bernardino (Covina)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Thermos, Wendy (26 June 2005). "Immigration Protest in Baldwin Park Is Peaceful". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Miller, Sara B. (29 June 2005). "A monument stirs immigration debate". The Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 12 October 2016. 

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