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Willow Street station

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Owned by  Metro
Status  in service
Line(s)  Blue Line
Tracks  2
Disabled access  Yes
Opened  14 July 1990
Platforms in use  1
Willow Street station
Location  2750 American Avenue Long Beach, CA 90806
Address  Long Beach, CA 90806, United States
Parking  870 free spaces; 20 paid reserved spaces
Bicycle facilities  16 bike rack spaces; 14 locker spaces
Similar  Del Amo station, Wardlow station, 5th Street station, Downtown Long Beach sta, Artesia station

Willow Street is an at grade light rail station on the Los Angeles County Metro Blue Line. It has an island platform, and is adjacent to Long Beach Boulevard near the intersection of Willow Street in the city of Long Beach, California. At this point, going Northbound, the Blue Line route leaves Long Beach Boulevard and enters its own right-of-way (part of Pacific Electric Railway's Red Car right-of-way) allowing the trains to reach higher speeds between stops. Willow is a park and ride station with 920 parking spaces (including a multi-story parking facility) and 10 bike lockers.

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The Willow Street and Wardlow stations, both in Wrigley, are the two Blue Line stations closest to the Long Beach Municipal Airport.

History

The station is on the site of a junction on the Pacific Electric Railway, where the Balboa line split from the Long Beach line. At various times, the junction was referred to as Willow, Willows, Willowville and North Long Beach.

Metro Rail service

Blue Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.

Bus connections

  • Metro Local: 60 (Late Night and Early Morning only)
  • Long Beach Transit: 51, 52, 101, 102, 103, 104
  • Nearby sights and attractions

  • Wrigley Marketplace shopping center
  • Long Beach Memorial Medical Center
  • Pacific Hospital of Long Beach
  • Veterans Memorial Park
  • Sunnyside Cemetery & Long Beach Cemetery (these adjacent cemeteries on Willow St. date from before 1900).
  • References

    Willow Street station Wikipedia


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