Pico/Aliso station

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Gold Line 
Pico-Aliso Station LACMTA.jpg
Location 1311 East 1st Street, Boyle Heights, Los Angeles
Coordinates 34°02′52″N 118°13′34″W / 34.0478°N 118.2262°W / 34.0478; -118.2262Coordinates: 34°02′52″N 118°13′34″W / 34.0478°N 118.2262°W / 34.0478; -118.2262
Owned by Metro
Line(s) Gold Line Gold Line 
Platforms 2 (1 center platform)
Tracks 2
Parking none
Bicycle facilities 12 bike rack spaces
4 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
Opened November 15, 2009 (2009-11-15)
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
toward Atlantic
Gold Line

Pico/Aliso is a light rail station on the Gold Line of the Los Angeles Metro system. Pico/Aliso Station opened on November 15, 2009 as part of the Gold Line Eastside Extension.[1]

Metro Rail service[edit]

Gold Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:15 AM daily.[2]


Pico/Aliso station is located in the western part of the Boyle Heights neighborhood of eastern Los Angeles. The first station across the Los Angeles River on the Gold Line, Pico/Aliso lies in a low-density residential and industrial area. The Santa Ana Freeway, carrying US 101, acts as both a major transport artery in the area and the eastern border of the station precinct. The infamous Aliso Village neighborhood sat near the site of Pico/Aliso station, but was demolished before the Gold Line extension opened.

Transit-oriented development[edit]

One of the aims of the Gold Line extension is to encourage transit-oriented development around Metro stations. At Pico/Aliso, the most prominent development is the Pueblo del Sol public housing project to the northeast of the station.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Platform Southbound Gold Line Gold Line toward Atlantic (Mariachi Plaza)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Gold Line Gold Line toward APU/Citrus College (Little Tokyo / Arts District)

Pico/Aliso station utilises a simple island platform setup with two tracks in the median of East 1st Street. There are two ramps for platform access, one at the intersection of East 1st and Utah Streets. and another at East 1st and Anderson Streets.

Public art[edit]

Like many other Metro stations, Pico/Aliso station contains a piece of public art. LACMTA chose Long Beach, California based artist Rob Neilson to create a piece for the station, which eventually became "About Face."[4]

Bus connections[edit]


  1. ^ Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension destination map LACMTA Retrieved 2009-10-10
  2. ^ "Gold Line timetable" (PDF). LACMTA. Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  3. ^ "Boyle Heights planning and improvement projects" (PDF). City of Los Angeles. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  4. ^ "Pico/Aliso slideshow". LACMTA. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Pico/Aliso (Los Angeles Metro station) at Wikimedia Commons