THE GS TRAM SITE

LOS ANGELES

CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES

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May 2016

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The Los Angeles urban rail system after the extension of the Expo Line to Santa Monica and of the Gold Line to APU / Citrus College.




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CHICAGO

CINCINNATI

DENVER

LOS ANGELES

MINNEAPOLIS - ST. PAUL

NEW YORK

NORTHERN NEW JERSEY

PHILADELPHIA

PHOENIX

PORTLAND

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SALT LAKE CITY

SAN DIEGO

SAN FRANCISCO

SAN JOSÉ

SEATTLE

SEATTLE - TACOMA

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Los Angeles tram map – 2012

FIRST INSET: DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES

Los Angeles downtown tram map – 2012

SECOND INSET: THE LOS ANGELES REGION

Los Angeles interurban map – 2016

ROUTES


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

Operator: Metro

BL Blue Line 7th St. / Metro Center – Pico – Vernon – Firestone – Imperial / Wilmington / Rosa Parks – Compton – Del Amo – Willow – Long Beach
EL Expo Line 7th St. / Metro Center – Pico – Jefferson / USC - Expo / Western - La Cienega / Jefferson - Culver City - Santa Monica
GoL Gold Line Atlantic – 3rd St. – 1st St. – Union Station – Chinatown – Highland Park – South Pasadena – Pasadena (Sierra Madre Villa) - APU / Citrus College
GrL Green Line Norwalk – Lakewood – Imperial / Wilmington / Rosa Parks – Vermont – Hawthorne – Aviation/LAX – Redondo Beach

SUBWAY ROUTES

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

NETWORK LENGTH

  • LRT lines: 133.1 km.
    • Blue Line: 35.4 km.
    • Expo Line: 24.5 km.
    • Gold Line: 50.0 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.


HISTORY

  • 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

GAUGE

  • Streetcars (Los Angeles Railway): 1067 mm.
  • Interurbans (Pacific Electric): 1435 mm.
  • Light Rail: 1435 mm.
  • Subway: 1435 mm.

TRAM PRESERVATION

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.


SOURCES

PRINT

  • "Los Angeles and San Francisco", The Modern Tramway, Nov. 1949 (12: 143), p.221-224.
  • Simons, V. "LA Light Rail on the move", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2017 (80: 953), p.172-175.
  • Simons, V. "Los Angeles: Gone but not forgotten", Tramways & Urban Transit, Feb. 2010 (73: 866), p.76-77.
  • Simons, V. "Los Angeles: Light rail to the Beach - and beyond", Tramways & Urban Transit, Aug. 2016 (79: 944), p.295-300.
  • Simons, V. "Los Angeles - The transformation continues", Tramways & Urban Transit, Dec. 2009 (72: 864), p.460-463.
  • Simons, V. "Update from Los Angeles", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2013 (76: 905), p.175.
  • Skelsey, G. "Hill Street Blues" [The Pacific Electric Railway (PE)], Modern Tramway & Light Rail Transit, Aug. 1988 (51: 608), p.263-269.
  • Smith, G.E. "Los Angeles - The S route", The Modern Tramway, Oct. 1961 (24: 286), p.295-298.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Los Angeles - Megacity needs more light rail", Tramways & Urban Transit, May 2007 (70: 833), p.172-176.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Los Angeles - New light rail line brings gold to Pasadena", Tramways & Urban Transit, June 2007 (70: 834), p.217-219.
  • Wansbeek, C.J. "Los Angeles - Metrolink: Successful urban rail", Tramways & Urban Transit, July 2007 (70: 835), p.258-261.

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