|Location||101 W Duarte Road, Monrovia|
3 charging stations
|Bicycle facilities||20 bike rack spaces
24 bike lockers
|Rebuilt||March 5, 2016|
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.
|Southbound||← Gold Line toward Atlantic (Arcadia)|
|Northbound||→ Gold Line toward APU/Citrus College (Duarte/City of Hope) →|
Neighborhood and destinations
The station reuses the former Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway depot, built 1926. 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 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.
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. 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.
Vehicle maintenance facility
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.
- "Gold Line". Metro (LACMTA). Retrieved 6 March 2016.
- 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.
- foothillgoldline.org, Pasadena to Azusa
- monrovianow.com, Santa Fe train at the old Monrovia train station.
- M P Heritage, Myrtle Avenue Railroad, Mules Did What Now?, Tuesday, March 25, 2014,
- Monrovia Patch,A Future Gold Line Station: Once an Elegant Stop on the Santa Fe Line, by Matt Hormann , November 29, 2010
- City of Monrovia web page, Gold line
- monrovianow.com, Planned apartments at Monrovia train station, March 2014
- thesource.metro.net, Planning underway for Monrovia’s Station Square at new Gold Line stop, November 14, 2013 by Steve Hymo
- "Art of the Journey, The Foothill Gold Line" (PDF). Foothill Gold Line Construction Authority. Retrieved 24 August 2014.
- SGV Tribune, Monrovia's Gold Line maintenance yard work in full swing, By Brenda Gazzar, Staff Writer, 01/03/13