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Azusa Downtown station

Azusa Downtown station

Azusa (CA), 91702, United States

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Description Azusa Downtown is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located on Alameda Avenue, a block north of Foothill Boulevard, in Downtown Azusa, California. This station is served by the Metro Gold Line.This station was constructed as part of the Gold Line Foothill Extension project Phase 2A. It began revenue service on March 5, 2016.Bus connections Foothill Transit: 185, 187, 280, 494, 690HistoryThe original train stop in Azusa opened in 1887 by the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad. The Gold line uses the old right of way of the The Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad who built the first train tracks and 1887 station in Azusa. The Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad was founded in 1883, by James F. Crank with the goal of bringing a rail line to San Gabriel Valley from downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles and San Gabriel Valley Railroad was sold on May 20, 1887 into the California Central Railway. In 1889 this was consolidated into Southern California Railway Company. On Jan. 17, 1906 Southern California Railway was sold to the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and called the Pasadena Subdivision. Amtrak-Santa Fe ran the Southwest Chief and Desert Wind over this line in Azusa, but relocated the Desert Wind to the Fullerton Line in 1986. The Santa Fe line served the San Gabriel Valley until 1994, when the 1994 Northridge earthquake weakened the bridge in Arcadia and the track was closed till the Gold line was built. The Santa Fe 1888 Azusa station depot was completely remodeled in 1946.

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