Willow Street station
Metro Blue Line train departing Willow Street Station.
|Location||2750 American Avenue|
Long Beach, CA 90806
|Platforms||1 center platform|
|Parking||870 free spaces|
20 paid reserved spaces
|Bicycle facilities||16 bike rack spaces|
14 locker spaces
|Opened||July 14, 1990|
Willow Street is an at grade light rail station on the Los Angeles County Metro Blue Line. 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 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.
|Platform||Southbound||← Blue Line toward Downtown Long Beach (Pacific Coast Highway)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Northbound||→ Blue Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Wardlow) →|
Metro Rail service
Blue Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.
Nearby sights and attractions
- Wrigley Marketplace shopping center
- Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
- Pacific Hospital of Long Beach
- Veterans Memorial Park
- Sunnyside Cemetery & Long Beach Cemetery (these adjacent cemeteries on Willow St. date from before 1900).
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