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La Cienega/Jefferson station

La Cienega/Jefferson is an elevated light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located at the intersection of La Cienega Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard in Los Angeles. This station is served by the E Line.[1]

La Cienega/Jefferson
E Line 
La Cienega-Jefferson station - November 2015.jpg
The La Cienega/Jefferson station in November 2015.
Location5664 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90016
West Adams
Coordinates34°01′34″N 118°22′20″W / 34.0260°N 118.3721°W / 34.0260; -118.3721Coordinates: 34°01′34″N 118°22′20″W / 34.0260°N 118.3721°W / 34.0260; -118.3721
Owned byMetro
Platforms1 center platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsMetro Local: 35, 37, 38, 105, 217
Metro Rapid: 705, 780
Culver CityBus: 4
Construction
Parking476 spaces
Bicycle facilities12 bike rack spaces
8 bike lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
History
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 144 years ago (1875-10-17)
RebuiltApril 28, 2012; 7 years ago (2012-04-28)
Previous namesSentous; Cassirani Ranch
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
E Line
  Former services  
Pacific Electric Pacific Electric
Air Line
Gold Line
toward Atlantic

ServiceEdit

Metro Rail serviceEdit

E Line service hours are approximately from 5 AM to 12:30 AM Sunday through Thursday and approximately from 5 AM to 2:30 AM on Friday and Saturday.[2]

Location, Design and Public ArtEdit

Platform Westbound   E Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Culver City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound   E Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Expo/La Brea)

This station is within walking distance to the following attraction:

Los Angeles architect Eric Owen Moss proposed a 17-storey glass ribbon office tower with underground parking with within steps of this station. The tower began preparation in late 2018.[3][4]

Condominiums and retail across from the station is currently under construction. It will be built by the Carmel Partners firm.[4]

A large parking structure located just south of the station provides "park-and-ride" access to the station.

According to Public Art in Public Places, the station's public art was created by Daniel Gonzales and titled Engraved in Memory and consists of pole-mounted glazed ceramic bas relief panels depicting the history of the Ballona Creek and Culver City areas.[5][6]

HistoryEdit

Originally a stop on the 1875 Los Angeles and Independence Railroad, 1906 Los Angeles Pacific Railroad and 1911 Pacific Electric railroads, it closed on September 30, 1953 with closure of the Santa Monica Air Line and remained out of service until re-opening on Saturday, April 28, 2012. It was completely rebuilt into an elevated station for the opening of the Expo Line from little more than a station stop marker. Regular scheduled service resumed Monday, April 30, 2012.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ ".:: EXPO TRAIN ::". 25 October 2011. Retrieved 12 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Metro Expo Line Map" (PDF). Media.metro.net. Retrieved 2016-07-17.
  3. ^ "eric owen moss architects: glass tower". designboom. Archived from the original on April 27, 2009.
  4. ^ a b Jennings, Angel (July 9, 2016). "South L.A. slated to get its first high-rise tower. But residents are divided, fear gentrification". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 11 July 2016.
  5. ^ ""Engraved in Memory" (2012) by Daniel Gonzalez". Public Art in Public Places. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "Expo Art Program". La Cienega Station. Archived from the original on October 4, 2013.

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