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Cal State LA (officially Cal State Los Angeles)[2] is a commuter train, bus rapid transit, and local bus station beside Interstate 10 (San Bernardino Freeway) at its namesake campus. It is located in the El Sereno neighborhood of the City of Los Angeles and Eastside region, in southern California. It began service as a bus station in 1973 and a train station in 1994.

link = Metrolink (Southern California)
Cal State LA
Metrolink (California) LAMetroLogo.svg
Metrolink and LA Metro station
CSULA Metro Silver Line Station- 3.JPG
Cal State LA Metro Silver Line westbound platform
Location5150 State University Drive
Los Angeles, California, 90032
Coordinates34°03′45″N 118°10′13″W / 34.0625°N 118.1702°W / 34.0625; -118.1702Coordinates: 34°03′45″N 118°10′13″W / 34.0625°N 118.1702°W / 34.0625; -118.1702
Owned byCalifornia State University, Los Angeles Consortium
Operated byMetro
Platforms1 side platform (Metrolink), 2 side platforms (Metro Silver Line)
ConnectionsChildren's Court Shuttle, ACT Shuttle, Monterrey Park Spirit Park Bus
ParkingNo public parking
  • 1973 (bus)
  • October 26, 1994 (1994-10-26) (Metrolink)[1]
Preceding station Metrolink icon.svg Metrolink Following station
Los Angeles Union Station
San Bernardino Line El Monte
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway Following station
LA County+USC Medical Center Silver Line El Monte


Public transport systemsEdit

The station serves the Metrolink San Bernardino Line, the LA Metro Busway Metro Silver Line, and other bus rapid transit services which run on the El Monte Busway.

Local bus services operate from outside the station. The Silver Line station is heavily used by Cal State LA students. With the "Silver 2 Silver" program, patrons who have Metro passes can use the Foothill Transit Silver Streak bus between Downtown Los Angeles and El Monte Station at no additional charge. Similarly, Foothill Transit Silver Streak riders may use their passes on the Metro Silver Line between El Monte Station and Downtown Los Angeles.

Station layout and platformsEdit

Transitway platform  Silver Line toward El Monte bus station (Terminus)
 Silver Line toward Harbor Gateway Transit Center/Pacific/21st Street (LA County+USC Medical Center)
Metrolink platform  San Bernardino Line toward Union Station (Terminus)
 San Bernardino Line toward San Bernardino-Downtown (El Monte Metrolink station)

The station is situated on Interstate 10 (San Bernardino Freeway) and the San Bernardino Line and can be accessed from Campus Road close to the Cal State LA campus. A single railway platform is used for rail services in both directions; platforms for the Silver Line are located on both sides of the Interstate 10 with the far platform being accessed using stairs and lifts.

Just west of this station the transitway lanes "crossover" (the westbound lanes are south of the eastbound lanes), and they stay that way until the end near Union Station, and just east of this station the transitway moves off the separate right of way and move into the middle of Interstate 10.

Busway servicesEdit

Busway routes stops on the platforms on the freeway levels. The station is split into two platforms. One platform is for the eastbound buses and the other one is for westbound buses.

Other express bus services can be accessed from the Silverline platforms

Local bus servicesEdit

Other local bus stops. Access from the top floor via the platform bridge.



  1. ^ "Cal State L.A. station opens on S.B. rail line". The San Bernardino County Sun. October 27, 1994. p. 3. Retrieved July 6, 2019 – via
  2. ^ "Rail Station Naming" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 15, 2010. Retrieved May 24, 2012.

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