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Long Beach (Pacific Electric)

Long Beach
Overview
Type Light rail
System Pacific Electric
Locale Los Angeles, and Long Beach
Termini Downtown Los Angeles
Downtown Long Beach, California
Stations 8
Daily ridership 1,603,476 (last count)
Operation
Opening 1902
Closed 1961
Owner Southern Pacific Railroad
Rolling stock PE 1200 Class (last used)
Technical
Line length 20.37 miles
Track gauge
Electrification Overhead lines
Route map

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Long Beach was a route of the Pacific Electric Railway, constructed in 1902. It was the first line planned by Pacific Electric and the last to shut down in 1961. By that time, the route was operated by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority. The Metro Blue Line was built along most of the same route.

For a number of years, the Long Beach Line operated Flyer service along the Long Beach route. The flyer service only made a few stops between Downtown Los Angeles and Long Beach, as compared with regular service that made all stops between Watts and Willowville, and most stops between Willowville and Long Beach. The right-of-way was also served by a pair of local lines, the Watts Line between Downtown Los Angeles and Watts, and the American Avenue-North Long Beach Line between Willowville and Long Beach.

List of Major Stations

THe stops of this line are listed, but where did the line run? Alemeda?

Station Major Connections Date Opened Date Closed City
Long Beach
Pacific Electric Building Alhambra-San Gabriel, Annandale, Balboa, Fullerton, Hawthorne-El Segundo, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Monrovia-Glendora, Mount Lowe, Pasadena Short Line, Pasadena via Oak Knoll, Pomona, Redlands, Redondo via Gardena, Riverside-Rialto, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Santa Monica Air Line, Sierra Madre, Soldiers' Home, South Pasadena Local, Upland-San Bernardino, Whittier, LAR Routes B, H, J, R, 7, and 8 1905 1961 Los Angeles
Amoco Balboa, Fullerton, Hawthorne-El Segundo, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Redondo via Gardena, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Santa Monica Air Line, Soldiers' Home, Whittier 1902 1961
Slauson Junction Balboa, Fullerton, Hawthorne-El Segundo, La Habra-Yorba Linda, Redondo via Gardena, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana, Whittier 1902 1961
Watts Balboa, Hawthorne-El Segundo, Redondo via Gardena, San Pedro via Dominguez, San Pedro via Gardena, Santa Ana 1902 1961
Compton Balboa, San Pedro via Dominguez 1902 1961 Compton
Dominguez Junction Balboa, San Pedro via Dominguez 1902 1961
Willowville American Avenue, Balboa 1902 1961 Long Beach
Long Beach American Avenue, East Seventh Street, East Third Street, Seal Beach, Magnolia Avenue, Pine Avenue, Seaside Park 1902 1961
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