FIRST INSET: DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES
SECOND INSET: THE LOS ANGELES REGION
Operator: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
Note: The two or three-character codes used to identify routes below and in the maps are for convenience only, and were not used by the operating company.
LIGHT RAIL ROUTES
|BL||Blue Line||7th St. / Metro Center – Pico – Vernon – Firestone – Imperial / Wilmington / Rosa Parks – Compton – Del Amo – Willow – Long Beach|
|GoL||Gold Line||Atlantic – 3rd St. – 1st St. – Union Station – Chinatown – Highland Park – South Pasadena – Pasadena (Sierra Madre Villa)|
|GrL||Green Line||Norwalk – Lakewood – Imperial / Wilmington / Rosa Parks – Vermont – Hawthorne – Aviation/LAX – Redondo Beach|
|PL||Purple Line||Union Station - Civic Center - 7th St. / Metro Center - Wilshire / Vermont - Wilshire / Western|
|RL||Red Line||Union Station - Civic Center - 7th St. / Metro Center - Wilshire / Vermont - Vermont / Sunset - North Hollywood|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- LRT lines: 99.1 km.
- Blue Line: 35.4 km.
- Gold Line: 31.5 km.
- Green Line: 32.2 km.
- Subway lines: 25.4 km.
- Purple line (alone): 1.8 km.
- Red line (alone): 17.4 km.
- Purple / Red common line: 6.2 km.
- Horse-drawn streetcars: 1874 - 1896
- Cablecars: 1888 - 1896
- Electric streetcars: 1 July 1891 - 1963
- Interurban railways: 1887 - 9 Apr. 1961
- Light rail: 14 July 1990 - today.
- Subway: 30 Jan. 1993 - today
- Funicular: (1st) 31 Dec. 1901 - 18 May 1969; (2nd) 24 Feb. 1996 - today.
- Streetcars (Los Angeles Railway): 1067 mm.
- Interurbans (Pacific Electric): 1435 mm.
- Light Rail: 1435 mm.
- Subway: 1435 mm.
- Funicular: 762 mm.
The Orange Empire Railway Museum in Perris, southeast of Riverside, owns and operates a large collection of vintage Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railway streetcars over 0.8km dual-gauge and 2.4km standard gauge track.
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