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Artesia (Los Angeles Metro station)

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Artesia (Los Angeles Metro station)

The Artesia Station platform
Location 1920½ Acacia Avenue, Compton
Owned by Metro
Line(s)  Blue Line 
Platforms 1 center platform
Tracks 2
Parking 380 "Park and Ride" spaces
Bicycle facilities 8 bike rack spaces
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
Opened July 14, 1990
Preceding station   Metro Rail   Following station
Blue Line

Artesia station is an at gradelight rail station on the Los Angeles County Metro Blue Line.[1] It has an island platform, and is on the Blue Line right-of-way near Artesia Boulevard in the city of Compton, California. Artesia is a park and ride station with 380 parking spaces. The station is near the southern border of Compton, California near the unincorporated community of Rancho Dominguez. It is on Artesia Boulevard near the intersection of Alemeda Street. It is also close to the Artesia Freeway.

The Artesia station is the closest Blue Line station to California State University, Dominguez Hills.

A June 7, 2012 editorial in the Los Angeles Times described the station as "extremely unfriendly to pedestrians" and "a Third World train station."[2]


  • Station layout 1
  • Service 2
    • Metro Rail service 2.1
    • Bus connections 2.2
  • Neighborhood and destinations 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Station layout

Southbound  Blue Line toward Downtown Long Beach (Del Amo)
Northbound  Blue Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Compton)


Metro Rail service

Blue Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[3]

Bus connections

Neighborhood and destinations


  1. ^ "Blue Line station information" (PDF). 
  2. ^ Tobar, Hector (June 7, 2012). "Transit that serves all requires some to sacrifice". Los Angeles Times. 
  3. ^ "Blue Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

External links

  • Metro website
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