The Blue Line
is a light rail
line in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail System
running north-south route between Long Beach
and downtown Los Angeles
. The route passes much of the densely populated areas south of Downtown LA, including South Los Angeles
, and Long Beach
. The Blue Line also passes near the cities of Vernon
, Huntington Park
, and Carson
. The famous Watts Towers
can be seen from the train near 103rd Street Station.
The Blue Line, which is operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
is the oldest rail line in the Metro Rail system, it is also the longest and busiest light rail line in the LACMTA system handling an estimated 26.26 million passengers per year.
At station, the Blue Line connects with the Green Line
with service to and , mostly along the Interstate 105 freeway
During peak hours, every other train serves only the stations between and to increase the headway on that portion of the route. Willow was chosen because of its proximity to the Blue Line storage yard and because it is the last Outbound station with a Park and Ride lot. In the afternoon/evening rush, riders will see some trains destined to "Willow" and others to "Long Beach." Consequently, those riders destined to Long Beach must exit at Willow and wait for the next train which will terminates at .
Blue Line is also the only line to pass......