Downtown Long Beach station

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Downtown Long Beach
A Line (Blue) 
LACMTA blue line transit mall.JPG
Downtown Long Beach station
Other namesTransit Mall Station
Location128 West First Street
Long Beach, CA 90802
Coordinates33°46′05″N 118°11′36″W / 33.7681°N 118.1932°W / 33.7681; -118.1932Coordinates: 33°46′05″N 118°11′36″W / 33.7681°N 118.1932°W / 33.7681; -118.1932
Owned byMetro
Line(s) A Line (Blue) 
Platforms1 center/island platform
Tracks2
Construction
Parkingstreet (metered)
Bicycle facilitiesbike rack/locker available
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
History
OpenedSeptember 1990
RebuiltSeptember 2014 – October 2014
Previous namesTransit Mall Station (1990–2013)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Terminus A Line Pacific Avenue
1st Street
One-way operation
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Terminus A Line Pacific Avenue
1st Street
One-way operation

Downtown Long Beach (formerly Transit Mall) is the southern terminus of the A Line of Los Angeles Metro Rail. It is located on 1st Street between Pine Avenue and Pacific Avenue in Long Beach, California. The at-grade station is located in a loop and only offers northbound service to Downtown Los Angeles.

It is a key part of the Long Beach Transit Mall, which extends along 1st Street between Pacific Avenue and Long Beach Boulevard. As the city's major transit center, this section of 1st Street is closed to private vehicles and only trains and transit vehicles are allowed.

In 2010, a $7 million project was undertaken by Long Beach Transit to upgrade the transit mall. New bus shelters were constructed, with improved lighting and new artwork. The project was completed in spring 2011.[1][2]

During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the station will serve spectators traveling to and from Olympic venues located in Long Beach.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Northbound  A Line (Blue)  toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Pacific)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Northbound  A Line (Blue)  toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Pacific)

Service[edit]

Metro Rail service[edit]

A Line service hours are approximately from 04:45 until 01:00 weekdays and 04:45 until 02:00 on weekends.[4]

Bus connections[edit]

Nearby attractions[edit]

  • Aquarium of the Pacific
  • RMS Queen Mary
  • Rainbow Harbor and Shoreline Village
  • The Pike Entertainment Complex
  • Pine Avenue Entertainment District
  • Long Beach Performing Arts Center
  • Long Beach Civic Center

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.lbtransit.com/News/pdf/LBT-Release-Transit-Mall-to-Close-for-Renovation.pdf
  2. ^ http://www.presstelegram.com/news/ci_17769553
  3. ^ http://la24-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/pdf/LA2024-canditature-part2_english.pdf
  4. ^ "Blue Line Timetable" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-06-21. Retrieved 2012-12-04.
  5. ^ "Bus to Long Beach, CA from $0.99 | FlixBus → The New Way to Travel". Retrieved 2018-11-29.

External links[edit]

Media related to Transit Mall (Los Angeles Metro station) at Wikimedia Commons