Duarte/City of Hope station

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Duarte/City of Hope  Gold Line 
Location 1601 E Duarte Road, Duarte
Coordinates 34°07′57″N 117°58′05″W / 34.1326°N 117.9680°W / 34.1326; -117.9680Coordinates: 34°07′57″N 117°58′05″W / 34.1326°N 117.9680°W / 34.1326; -117.9680
Owned by Metro
Platforms 1
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 125 spaces
3 charging stations
Bicycle facilities 19 bike rack spaces
24 bike lockers[1]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
History
Opened March 5, 2016[2]
Previous names Duarte
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
toward Atlantic
Gold Line

Duarte/City of Hope is an at grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located near the intersection of Duarte Road and Highland Avenue in Duarte, California, across from the City of Hope National Medical Center. The station is served by the Metro Gold Line.[3][4] [5]

This station was constructed as part of the Gold Line Foothill Extension project Phase 2A. It began revenue service on March 5, 2016.[6][2]

Station layout[edit]

Platform Southbound Gold Line Gold Line toward Atlantic (Monrovia)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Gold Line Gold Line toward APU/Citrus College (Irwindale)

Bus connections[edit]

History[edit]

The 1886 Duarte train station was the terminal station for the original trains for the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad. The Gold line uses the old right of way of the The Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad who built the first train tracks and 1886 station in Duarte. The Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad was founded in 1883, by James F. Crank with the goal of bringing a rail line to San Gabriel Valley from downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad was sold on May 20, 1887 into the California Central Railway. The California Central Railway built a Duarte train depot in 1897. In 1889 the rail line and station was consolidated into Southern California Railway Company. On Jan. 17, 1906 Southern California Railway was sold to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and called the Pasadena Subdivision. Amtrak-Santa Fe ran the Southwest Chief and Desert Wind over this line in Duarte, but relocated the Desert Wind to the Fullerton Line in 1986. The Santa Fe line served the San Gabriel Valley until 1994, when the 1994 Northridge earthquake weakened the bridge in Arcadia and the track was closed till the Gold line was built.[8][9]

See also[edit]

Photo gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gold Line". LAMetroLogo.svg Metro (LACMTA). Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Nelson, Laura J. (March 5, 2016). "Metro Gold Line extension tests San Gabriel Valley's support for transit". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  3. ^ "(untitled)". Foothill Gold Line. Archived from the original on July 15, 2006. 
  4. ^ "Art of the Journey, The Foothill Gold Line" (PDF). Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  5. ^ Duarte/City of Hope Station
  6. ^ "Gold Line Foothill Extension". Metro. 
  7. ^ a b c "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-01. Retrieved 2016-02-18. 
  8. ^ KCET, Exploring the Metro Gold Line's Foothill Extension Phase 2A, by Eric Brightwell, February 27, 2013
  9. ^ RailGiants Train Museum located inside the Los Angeles County Fairgrounds

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