Getty Center Tram

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Getty Center Tram
Getty Center Tram Station Los Angeles.jpg
A train at the Getty Center station
TypeOtis Hovair hovertrain
LocaleUnited States Los Angeles (California, USA)
TerminiSepulveda Blvd (lower station)
Getty Center (upper station)
Rolling stock6 cars
Line length1.21 km (0.75 mi)[1]

The Getty Center Tram is an Otis Hovair people mover in the U.S. city of Los Angeles, serving the Getty Center. It is an electric, cable-driven hovertrain, with a fleet of 6 people movers divided in 2 convoys of 3 cars each.[1]


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


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 and the distance is about 1.21 km (0.75 mi) .[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]


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c The Getty Center Tram on waymarking.com
  2. ^ "Tram System Proposed for J. Paul Getty Center". Los Angeles Times, July 14, 1988
  3. ^ 24563086 Getty Center Tram on OpenStreetMap
  4. ^ Simon, Richard (11 August 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