Metro Rail Blue Line
Los Angeles, CA
Heading back toward Union Station on the heavy rail Red Line, I decided to sample the city's light rail offerings.
The Blue Line was the initial rebirth of rail transit in the city, opening in 1990 at a cost of $877 million. The line shares corridors with freight lines, but does not share freight tracks and actually flies over them at various points along the route. The line serves 22 stations on 22 miles of track from Metro Center / 7th Street to downtown Long Beach. On the day I took it, the trip required 55 minutes each way.