Beverly Hills (Pacific Electric)

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Beverly Hills
TypeLight rail
SystemPacific Electric Pacific Electric
LocaleLos Angeles
TerminiSubway Terminal Building
Beverly Hills
Daily ridership4,776,982 (last count)
OwnerSouthern Pacific Railroad
Operator(s)Pacific Electric Pacific Electric
Rolling stockSteel 600 Class (last used)
Line length11.7 mi (18.8 km)
Track gauge4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
ElectrificationOverhead lines
Route map

Beverly Hills
West Hollywood
Gardner Junction
Normandie Avenue
Sunset Junction
Subway Terminal

Beverly Hills was a suburban line of the Pacific Electric Railway. It was opened in 1909 by the Pasadena and Pacific Railroad and taken over by the Pacific Electric in 1911. The route terminus switched over to the Subway Terminal Building in 1926.

The line was built and operated by the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad. On March 19, 1906, an agreement was reached to sell all the Los Angeles Pacific Railroad lines for $6 million to Henry Huntington’s Pacific Electric Railway.

Major Stations[edit]

Station Major connections Date opened Date closed City
Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills Coldwater Canyon, Sawtelle, Venice via Hollywood, Westgate 1902 1954 Beverly Hills
Sherman Sherman, Venice via Hollywood 1902 1955 West Hollywood
Crescent Sherman, Venice via Hollywood 1902 1955 Los Angeles
Gardner Junction[1] Laurel Canyon 1902 1955
Hollywood Western and Franklin Avenue 1902 1955
Sanborn Junction Owensmouth, San Fernando, Sherman, Venice via Hollywood, Western and Franklin Avenue 1902 1955
Subway Terminal Building Echo Park Avenue, Glendale-Burbank, Owensmouth, Redondo Beach via Playa del Rey, San Fernando, Sawtelle, Sherman, Venice Short Line, Venice via Hollywood, Western and Franklin Avenue, Westgate 1925 1955

Shuttle Routes[edit]

  • Coldwater Canyon ran from Beverly Hills station to the Beverly Hills Hotel by way of Rodeo Drive. It began service under the Los Angeles and Pacific Railway in 1907 and was discontinued in 1923.
  • Laurel Canyon ran from Gardner Junction to the foot of Laurel Canyon by way of Sunset Boulevard. Originally a steam line of the Cahuenga Valley Railroad, the line was abandoned in 1924.

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