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Compton is a standard street-level blue line station along the private ROW, with the two blue line tracks separated from two freight tracks to the west of the light rail line by a fence. The station has a single entrance via a pedestrian crossing over the east (northbound) track that leads to the Martin Luther King Jr. Transit Center which opened on May 8, 2011, when I visited the station this was just a construction site, with a long pathway walk to leave the station. This leads directly to a ramp up to the northern end of the platform. Here there is a single canopy that covers the station's TVMs before the platform begins and is about the length of half an LRV. The platform continues south fully exposed with just an emergency exit via a staircase at the southern end. The tops of station name signs along the platform have large ceramic murals that are Compton: Past, Present and Future by Eva Cockcroft depicting people of the various ethnicities in the surrounding community.
Photos 1-8 taken on 14 April, 2006; 9-12 on 18 March, 2010

Looking down the platform at Compton on a rainy day
Looking across the platform to a station sign on the trackside fence at Compton
Looking down the rainy platform at Compton, their is only short canopy at the end closest to the level crossing and exit
With a train approaching people walk out into the rain from the canopy to get ready to board
Nippon-Sharyo LRV #105 leads a L.A.-bound three car train, approaching Compton
Nippon-Sharyo LRV #105 leads a L.A.-bound three car train, entering Compton
Nippon-Sharyo LRV #105 leads a L.A.-bound three car train, entering Compton
Nippon-Sharyo LRV #105 enters Compton
TVMs at one ramp entrance
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