Cal State LA station
|Metrolink and LA Metro station|
Cal State LA Metro Silver Line westbound platform.
|Location||5150 State University Drive
Los Angeles, California, 90032
|Owned by||California State University, Los Angeles Consortium|
|Platforms||1 side platform (Metrolink), 2 side platforms (Metro Silver Line)|
|Connections||Children's Court Shuttle, ACT Shuttle, Monterrey Park Spirit Park Bus|
Cal State LA (officially Cal State Los Angeles) is a Metrolink station serving the San Bernardino Line and also a station for the Metro Silver Line and other bus rapid transit services which run on the El Monte Busway. Local bus services operate from outside the station. The Silver Line station is heavily used by Cal State LA students. With the "Silver 2 Silver" program, patrons who have Metro passes can use the Foothill Transit's Silver Streak bus between Downtown Los Angeles and El Monte Station at no additional charge. Similarly, Foothill Transit Silver Streak riders may use their passes on the Metro Silver Line between El Monte Station and Downtown Los Angeles.
Layout and platforms
|Transitway platform||■ Silver Line||toward El Monte (Terminus)|
|■ Silver Line||toward Harbor Gateway Transit Center/Pacific/21th Street (LA County+USC Medical Center)|
|Metrolink platform||■ San Bernardino Line||toward Union Station (Terminus)|
|■ San Bernardino Line||toward San Bernardino (El Monte)|
The station is situated on Interstate 10 (San Bernardino Freeway) and the San Bernardino Line and can be access from Campus Road close to California State University, Los Angeles. A single railway platform is used for rail services in both directions; platforms for the Silver Line are located on both sides of the Interstate 10 with the far platform being accessed using stairs and lifts.
Just west of this station the transitway lanes "crossover" (the westbound lanes are south of the eastbound lanes), and they stay that way until the end near Union Station, and just east of this station the transitway moves off the separate right of way and move into the middle of Interstate 10.
Busway routes stops on the platforms on the freeway levels. The station is split into two platforms. One platform is for the eastbound buses and the other one is for westbound buses.
Other express bus services can be accessed from the Silverline platforms
- Metro Express: 487, 489 (M-F Rush Hour A.M. only for West & P.M. Only for East)
- Foothill Transit: 481, 493, 497, 498, 499, 699 & Silver Streak
Local bus services
Other local bus stops. Access from the top floor via the platform bridge.
- Metro Local: 71, 256, 258, 665
- ACT: Blue
- Monterey Park: 5 from local bus stops outside station.
- LACDPW: El Sol East Los Angeles College/City Terrace route & Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court Shuttle
- "Rail Station Naming" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 15, 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2012.