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Getty Center Tram
Getty Center Tram Station Los Angeles.jpg
A train at the Getty Center station
Overview
TypePeople mover
LocaleUnited States Los Angeles (California, USA)
TerminiSepulveda Blvd (lower station)
Getty Center (upper station)
Stations2
Operation
Opened1997
Rolling stock6 Otis Hovair vehicles
(2 trains of 3 cars each)
Technical
Line length0.75 mi (1.21 km)[1]
Operating speed14 mph (23 km/h)

The Getty Center Tram is a 0.75 mi (1.21 km) people mover system that serves the Getty Center in Los Angeles. It runs two cable-driven hovertrains each consisting of three Otis Hovair vehicles.[1]

History[edit]

The tram line, already planned in 1988,[2] was opened at the end of 1997, following the inauguration of the Getty Center.

Route[edit]

The line, located north of Brentwood, in the Westside Region of Los Angeles, links a freeway-level parking garage to the Getty Center, which includes the J. Paul Getty Museum. The duration of a ride is about 3 to 4 minutes.[1]

The lower station (34°05′15.8″N 118°28′32.8″W / 34.087722°N 118.475778°W / 34.087722; -118.475778), at the bottom of the hill, lies beside Sepulveda Boulevard and the San Diego Freeway and features a refuge siding. The upper station (34°04′42.1″N 118°28′29.9″W / 34.078361°N 118.474972°W / 34.078361; -118.474972), at the top of the hill, is located in the arrival plaza of the Getty Center and is part of the structure.[3] The line follows Getty Center Drive and has a passing loop in the middle, although the two trains can operate independently.[4]

Gallery[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Getty Center Tram - Los Angeles, CA USA". Waymarking.com.
  2. ^ Krueger, Christopher (July 14, 1988). "Tram System Proposed for J. Paul Getty Center". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ 24563086 Getty Center Tram on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ Simon, Richard (August 11, 1995). "The Art of Getting to the Getty Will Have Visitors Floating on Air". Los Angeles Times.

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Coordinates: 34°04′42.1″N 118°28′29.9″W / 34.078361°N 118.474972°W / 34.078361; -118.474972