Hawthorne-El Segundo (Pacific Electric)

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Hawthorne-El Segundo
Overview
Type Light rail
System Pacific Electric
Locale Los Angeles, and the South Bay
Termini Downtown Los Angeles
El Segundo, California
Stations 22
Daily ridership 304,996 (last count)
Operation
Opened 1914
Closed 1930
Owner Southern Pacific Railroad
Rolling stock PE 1000 Class (last used)
Technical
Line length 18.87 miles
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map

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Pacific Electric Building
H J R
H
U
Santa Monica Air Line
Amoco
Vernon Avenue
V
Slauson Junction
Whittier, La Habra-Yorba Linda
Ascot Park
Wattsend local service
several lines
Centralia
South Park Avenue
Main Street
South Los Angeles (Forest)7
Redondo Beach via Gardena
Delta
San Pedro via Gardena
Westbridge
Compton Creek
Cypave
Hawthorne5
Hawthorne-El Nido, Redondo Beach via Hawthorne
Wise
Medio
Calvert
El Segundo (Main Street)

Hawthorne-El Segundo was a route of the Pacific Electric Railway, constructed in 1914. El Segundo began as a company town for Standard Oil, and was primarily used to deliver gasoline to the Southern Pacific main line. Due to low passenger usage, revenue service ended in 1935, but freight service continues to this day.

List of Major Stations[edit]

Station Major Connections Date Opened Date Closed City
Hawthorne-El Segundo
Pacific Electric Building Alhambra-San Gabriel, Annandale, Balboa, Fullerton, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Long Beach, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena Short Line, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Pomona, Redlands, Redondo via Gardena, Riverside-Rialto, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Santa Monica Air Line, Sierra Madre, Soldiers' Home, South Pasadena Local, Upland-San Bernardino, Whittier, LAR Routes B, H, J, R, 7, and 8 1905 1961 Los Angeles
Amoco Balboa, Fullerton, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Long Beach, Redondo via Gardena, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Santa Monica Air Line, Soldiers' Home, Whittier 1902 1961
Slauson Junction Balboa, Fullerton, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Long Beach, Redondo via Gardena, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Whittier 1902 1961
Watts Balboa, Long Beach, Redondo via Gardena, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana 1902 1961
Forest LARy Route 7, Redondo via Gardena, San Pedro via Gardena 1911 1940
Delta San Pedro via Gardena 1911 1940
Hawthorne LARy Route 5, Hawthorne-El Nido 1914 1930 Hawthorne