Willow Street station

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Willow Street  Blue Line 
Willow Blue Line Station 2.JPG
Metro Blue Line train departing Willow Station.
Location 2750 American Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
Coordinates 33°48′28″N 118°11′24″W / 33.8079°N 118.1901°W / 33.8079; -118.1901Coordinates: 33°48′28″N 118°11′24″W / 33.8079°N 118.1901°W / 33.8079; -118.1901
Owned by Metro
Line(s) Blue Line Blue Line 
Platforms 1 center platform
Tracks 2
Construction
Parking 870 free spaces
20 paid reserved spaces
Bicycle facilities 16 bike rack spaces
14 locker spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
History
Opened July 14, 1990
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Blue Line

Willow Street is an at grade light rail station on the Los Angeles County Metro Blue Line.[1] It has an island platform, and is adjacent to Long Beach Boulevard near the intersection of Willow Street in the city of Long Beach, California. At this point, going Northbound, the Blue Line route leaves Long Beach Boulevard and enters its own right-of-way (part of Pacific Electric Railway's Red Car right-of-way) allowing the trains to reach higher speeds between stops. Willow is a park and ride station with 920 parking spaces (including a multi-story parking facility) and 10 bike lockers.

The Willow Street and Wardlow stations, both in Wrigley, are the two Blue Line stations closest to the Long Beach Municipal Airport.

History[edit]

The station is on the site of a junction on the Pacific Electric Railway, where the Balboa line split from the Long Beach line. At various times, the junction was referred to as Willow, Willows, Willowville and North Long Beach.

Station layout[edit]

Platform Southbound Blue Line Blue Line toward Downtown Long Beach (Pacific Coast Highway)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound Blue Line Blue Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Wardlow)

Metro Rail service[edit]

Blue Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[2]

Bus connections[edit]

Nearby sights and attractions[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Line station information" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Blue Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

External links[edit]

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