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DIVERGING ROUTE

A route which changes a train’s directional movement over a reverse switch position allowing for a crossover movement.

DIVISION

A facility where vehicles are stored, cleaned, repaired and maintained and out of which routes are operated. Include facilities for operators.

Division 1 (Central City)

Division 1 is the the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority‘s oldest operating division. It was originally opened by predecessor company, the Los Angeles Railway, on November 7, 1899 at 648 South Central Avenue. It still exists at this location although the address has…

Division 10 (Gateway)

Various locations have been labeled Division 10 over the years. Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority took over operations from Metropolitan Coach Lines. The Metropolitan Coach Lines, which owned Asbury Rapid Transit System facilities in Glendale, were called Division 10. They…

Division 11 (Blue Line)

Originally, the Sixth and Main Street Station was the Administrative Office controlling Pacific Electric Railway passenger service terminals such as Los Angeles, South Alhambra, El Monte, Pomona, Riverside, San Bernardino, Whittier, Fullerton, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Montrose and…

Division 12 (Long Beach)

The Pacific Electric Railway owned two rail yards in Long Beach as part of its Southern Division, the Fairbanks Yard for maintenance work and the Morgan Yard at the end of the line. The Long Beach line was the second…

Division 14 (South Park Shops)

Metro’s South Park Shops date back to 1906. The facility was built by Los Angeles Railway and has served its successors (Los Angeles Transit Lines, Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority, Southern California Rapid Transit District and Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation…