Monrovia station

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Monrovia  Gold Line 
Monrovia Station.jpg
Location 101 W Duarte Road, Monrovia
Coordinates 34°07′57″N 118°00′08″W / 34.1326°N 118.0021°W / 34.1326; -118.0021Coordinates: 34°07′57″N 118°00′08″W / 34.1326°N 118.0021°W / 34.1326; -118.0021
Owned by Metro
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking

350 spaces:

  • 296 free
  • 54 paid reserved

3 charging stations
Bicycle facilities 20 bike rack spaces
24 bike lockers[1]
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
History
Opened 1926
Rebuilt March 5, 2016[2]
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
toward Atlantic
Gold Line
  Former services  
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe
toward Los Angeles
Main Line

Monrovia is an at grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system located near the intersection of Duarte Road and Myrtle Avenue in Monrovia, California. This station is served by the Metro Gold Line.[3]

This station was constructed as part of the Gold Line Foothill Extension project Phase 2A. The station opened on March 5, 2016.[4][2]

Station layout[edit]

Platform
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound Gold Line Gold Line toward Atlantic (Arcadia)
Northbound Gold Line Gold Line toward APU/Citrus College (Duarte/City of Hope)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Bus connections[edit]

Neighborhood and destinations[edit]

The station reuses the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot, built 1926.[7] The 1926 station replaced a wooden depot built on the site in 1886 by the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad. Installed in 1887, a mule-drawn railway, a single passenger car, called the Myrtle Avenue Railroad[8] at that time ran from the Monrovia station up Myrtle Ave to downtown Monrovia. On the way back down to the rail station, the mule was loaded onto a flatcar and downhill gravity took the cars back to the station. By the early 1920s the street car system was removed. Santa Fe Middle School near the station is named after the Santa Fe Railway.[9]

The city of Monrovia is planning to create a transit-oriented district around near its station. The district, known as the "Station Square Transit Village Mixed Use District", will be designed to feature mixed retail, residential and office uses, with pedestrian amenities and connections.[10] Plans are to restore/renovate the historic 1926 Monrovia Santa Fe train station depot at the location, though the actual use of the station is not yet determined.[11][12][13]

Vehicle maintenance facility[edit]

The Gold Line Authority and Metro have built a new Maintenance and Operations (M&O) Facility in Monrovia, east of Monrovia station. The 27-acre (11 ha) facility will service, clean and store light-rail vehicles for Metro's fleet, with a total storage capacity of 104 vehicles. The facility is located just north of the ROW between California Avenue and Shamrock Avenue. It cost $53 million to build.[14]

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