Redondo Beach via Gardena (Pacific Electric)

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Redondo via Gardena
Overview
Type Light rail
System Pacific Electric
Locale Los Angeles, and the South Bay
Termini Downtown Los Angeles
Torrance, California
Stations 40
Daily ridership 319,602 (last count)
Operation
Opened 1911
Closed 1940
Owner Southern Pacific Railroad
Rolling stock PE 1000 Class (last used)
Technical
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map
Pacific Electric Building
Northern Division
J R S
J S
Sierra Vista-Watts South Pasadena Local
U
Amoco
Vernon Avenue
V
Slauson Junction
Fleming
Florencito Park
Florence
Nadeau
Graham
Latin
Watts
several lines
Centralia
South Park Avenue
Main Street
South Los Angeles (Forest)7
San Pedro via Gardena
Athens
Delphi
143rd Street
San Pedro via Gardena
Strawberry Park
Gardena
Hermosillo
San Pedro via Gardena
Broadacres
Moneta
Bridgedale
La Fresa
Perry
Hickman
Selby
Hawthorne-El Nido
El Nido
Monterey Park
Maddex
Coyote Avenue
Redondo Beach via Playa del Rey
Redondo Beach
Clifton

Redondo via Gardena was a line of the Pacific Electric Railway. One of two routes to Redondo Beach, this one was faster than Redondo Beach via Playa del Rey as a result of its routing along the Watts 4-track main line.

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.

List of Major Stations[edit]

Station Major Connections Date Opened Date Closed City
Redondo via Gardena
Pacific Electric Building Alhambra-San Gabriel, Annandale, Balboa, Fullerton, Hawthorne-El Segundo, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Long Beach, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena Short Line, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Pomona, Redlands, Riverside-Rialto, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Santa Monica Air Line, Sierra Madre, Soldiers' Home, South Pasadena Local, Upland-San Bernardino, Whittier, LAR Routes B, H, J, R, 7, and 8 1905 1961 Los Angeles
Amoco Balboa, Fullerton, Hawthorne-El Segundo, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Long Beach, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Santa Monica Air Line, Soldiers' Home, Whittier 1902 1961
Slauson Junction Balboa, Fullerton, Hawthorne-El Segundo, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Long Beach, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Whittier 1902 1961
Watts Balboa, Hawthorne-El Segundo, Long Beach, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana 1902 1961
Forest Hawthorne-El Segundo, San Pedro via Gardena, LARy route 7 1911 1940
Gardena San Pedro via Gardena 1911 1940 Gardena
Belvidere Hawthorne-El Nido 1911 1940 Lawndale
Redondo Beach Hawthorne-El Nido, Redondo Beach via Playa del Rey 1911 1940 Redondo Beach
Clifton Hawthorne-El Nido, Redondo Beach via Playa del Rey 1911 1940 Torrance


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