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Los Angeles Metro
Blue Line
on the SubwayNut
·7th St/Metro Center
·San Pedro
·103rd St/Kenneth Hahn
·Willowbrook(formerly Imperial/Wilmington)
·Del Amo
·Pacific Coast Highway
·5th Street
·1st Street
·Long Beach Transit Mall

The Los Angeles Metro Rail Blue Line was the first rail line to open in Los Angeles and almost all of it did on July 14, 1990. The line's opening was really just a resumption of the former Pacific Electric Interurban Red Car service 29 years after it was suspended in 1961. The majority of the line, except for the street (and brief underground) running at either end is along the same section of track opened by the red cars in 1902. The light rail line is presently operated at capacity with every train using three P850 LRVs. It originally only could handle two car trains but all station platforms were lengthened in 2000-2001. Today this interurban light rail line, along an historically vital route is the busiest modern light rail line in the country, Boston's Green Line is the only other line in the country (and it has four branches) to have more riders.

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Last Updated: 13 December, 2011
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