|Above: YouTubeCA video - Los Angeles Metro Gold, Blue & Expo Line - Length: 7:38 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA video - The Subway in Los Angeles, California 2018 - Length: 9:16 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA video - LA Metro - E Line (Expo) (Pico - Santa Monica) - Length: 43:59 mins.||Above: YouTubeCA video - Angels Flight Railway in Downtown Los Angeles (4th Street) - Length: 7:32 mins.|
LOS ANGELES WITH SURROUNDINGS
FIRST INSET: LOS ANGELES MAIN AREA
SECOND INSET: LOS ANGELES DOWNTOWN
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Operator: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro)
LIGHT RAIL ROUTES
|A||Blue Line||7th St. / Metro Center – Pico – San Pedro St. - Vernon – Firestone – Willowbrook / Rosa Parks – Compton – Del Amo – Long Beach|
|C||Green Line||Norwalk – Willowbrook / Rosa Parks – Vermont – Aviation/LAX – Redondo Beach|
|E||Expo Line||7th St. / Metro Center – Pico – Jefferson / USC - Expo / Western - Expo / Crenshaw - Culver City - Santa Monica|
|K||Metro K Line||Expo / Crenshaw - Hyde Park - Westchester / Veterans|
|L1||Gold Line||Atlantic – Indiana - Pico / Aliso|
|L2||Gold Line||Union Station – Chinatown – Highland Park – South Pasadena – Pasadena (Sierra Madre Villa) - Arcadia - APU / Citrus College|
Note: The section of Line L between Union Station & Pico / Aliso is closed due to construction work. The designations L1 and L2 are for convenience only and are not used by the operator.
|B||Red Line||Union Station - 7th St. / Metro Center - Wilshire / Vermont - Vermont / Sunset - North Hollywood|
|D||Purple Line||Union Station - 7th St. / Metro Center - Wilshire / Vermont - Wilshire / Western|
Operator: Angels Flight® Railway Foundation
|Angels Flight||Hill St. - Olive St.|
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SYSTEM
- LRT lines: 145.7 km.
- A Line: 35.4 km.
- C Line: 32.2 km.
- E Line: 24.5 km.
- K line: 9.6 km.
- L1/2 Lines: 44.0 km.
- Subway lines: 25.4 km.
- B line (alone): 17.4 km.
- D line (alone): 1.8 km.
- B / D common line: 6.2 km.
- Funicular: 91 m.
- 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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- Angels Flight
- History of LACMTA
- List of Pacific Electric lines
- Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
- Los Angeles Metro Rail
- Los Angeles Railway
- Pacific Electric
- Santa Monica Air Line
- Angels Flight Railway®
- Electric Railway Historical Association of Southern California
- Los Angeles (on UrbanRail.Net)
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