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Sierra Madre Villa station

Sierra Madre Villa is a freeway-median light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located above Sierra Madre Villa Avenue in the median of the 210 Freeway in Pasadena, California. The station is served by the Gold Line on Foothill Boulevard.[1]

Sierra Madre Villa
Gold Line 
Metrorail-go1.jpg
Location149 N Halstead, Pasadena
Coordinates34°08′52″N 118°04′53″W / 34.1478°N 118.0813°W / 34.1478; -118.0813Coordinates: 34°08′52″N 118°04′53″W / 34.1478°N 118.0813°W / 34.1478; -118.0813
Owned byMetro
Line(s) Gold Line 
Platforms1 center platform
Tracks2
Construction
Parking965 spaces:
Bicycle facilities10 bike rack spaces
16 bike lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
History
OpenedJuly 26, 2003; 16 years ago (July 26, 2003)
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
toward Atlantic
Gold Line
  Future service  
Blue Line
The view of the station from the entrance bridge that connects the parking building and the train platform.

The station structure was designed by artist Tony Gleaton and features large photo portraits suspended above the platform access stairways. The adjacent 965-space parking structure was designed by artist Beth Thielen, using a theme of "nature and movement". The station, under naming schemes, is named for Sierra Madre Villa Avenue rather than the nearby city of Sierra Madre, although the major thoroughfare leads to Sierra Madre.

The parking structure entrance is on Halstead Street on the east side of the structure. The station is accessed via a pedestrian bridge from the fourth level of the parking structure, which passes over the westbound lanes of the Foothill Freeway.

Station layoutEdit

L2 Exit/entrance, Faregates, Ticket machines
L1 (Platforms) Southbound   Gold Line toward Atlantic (Allen)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound   Gold Line toward APU/Citrus College (Arcadia)

Metro Rail serviceEdit

Gold Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:15 AM daily.[2]

Foothill ExtensionEdit

The station was formerly the terminus for the Gold Line. Service easterly along the Gold Line Foothill Extension began on March 5, 2016.[3]

Bus connectionsEdit

(Note: All bus connections are located on the 1st floor)

LandmarksEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Station Description Metro Retrieved 2010-05-05.
  2. ^ "Gold Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  3. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (March 5, 2016). "Metro Gold Line extension tests San Gabriel Valley's support for transit". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 March 2016.

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