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Del Mar is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located off of Del Mar Boulevard between Raymond Avenue and Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena, California. The station is served by the Gold Line[1] and is situated next to the historic Pasadena Amtrak/Santa Fe Depot building.[2]

Del Mar
Gold Line 
Gold Line train at Del Mar station, July 18, 2013.jpg
Gold Line train at Del Mar station in 2013
Location230 S Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, California
Coordinates34°08′33″N 118°08′56″W / 34.1426°N 118.1488°W / 34.1426; -118.1488Coordinates: 34°08′33″N 118°08′56″W / 34.1426°N 118.1488°W / 34.1426; -118.1488
Owned byMetro
Line(s)Gold Line Gold Line 
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks2
Construction
Parking610 paid reserved spaces
Bicycle facilities6 bike rack spaces
20 bike rack spaces (inside monitored bike room)
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectMoule and Polyzoides
History
Openedc. January 1, 1911; 108 years ago (January 1, 1911)
RebuiltJuly 26, 2003; 15 years ago (July 26, 2003)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Fillmore
toward Atlantic
Gold Line Memorial Park
Future service
Fillmore Blue Line Memorial Park
Former services (Pasadena station)
Preceding station BSicon LOGO Amtrak2.svg Amtrak Following station
Los Angeles
Terminus
Southwest Chief
1984-1994
Pomona
toward Chicago
Southwest Limited
1974-1984
Las Vegas Limited
1976-1976
Pomona
toward Las Vegas
Preceding station Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Following station
South Pasadena Main Line
Via Pomona
Lamanda Park
toward Chicago

This station features station art called Kinetic Energy, created by artist Ries Niemi. This station has a parking lot with 290 reserved paid parking spaces and an open bike room with 26 bike spaces. As of 2015, the bike room has not been well-maintained, however, and many of the racks are damaged or broken.[3]

Situated on the southern edge of Old Town Pasadena, Del Mar Station features the original Pasadena Santa Fe Depot and is home to many condos and apartments.

It is one of the Gold Line stations near the Rose Parade route on Colorado Boulevard and is heavily used by people coming to see the parade and UCLA Football games at the Rose Bowl.[4] During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the station will serve spectators traveling to and from the Rose Bowl. [5]

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Station layoutEdit

Platform Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound   Gold Line toward Atlantic (Fillmore)
Northbound   Gold Line toward APU/Citrus College (Memorial Park)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

Metro Rail serviceEdit

Gold Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:15 AM daily.[6]

LandmarksEdit

Bus connectionsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Station Description Metro Retrieved 2010-05-05.
  2. ^ Rasmussen, Cecilia (July 13, 2003). "Pasadena's Gold Line Will Travel a History-Laden Route". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Weekend Links: Deplorable Gold Line bike locker, distracted beach biking, and a 17-mile non-CicLAvia ciclovía". Retrieved 2016-03-09.
  4. ^ Riding Metro on New Year's Day Retrieved 2014-09-21.
  5. ^ http://la24-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/pdf/LA2024-canditature-part2_english.pdf
  6. ^ "Gold Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Del Mar station at Wikimedia Commons