WEST 9th STREET LINE (1895-1910)


Formed from the Los Angeles Consolidated Railway’s 9th Street horsecar line.


ROUTE:  From W. 2nd and Spring Streets, south on Spring to W. 5th Street, west on 5th to Olive Street, south on Olive to W. 6th Street, west on 6th to Figueroa Street, south on Figueroa to W. 9th Street, west on 9th to Grand View Avenue.


JUNE 8, 1896:  Converted to electricity and rerouted.  Instead of going north on Figueroa from 9th Street, it was routed east from Figueroa on W. 9th (on former Washington Avenue Line trackage) to Spring Street, north on Spring to W. 1st Street, east on 1st to Main Street.


SPRING 1903:  Extended west on 9th from Grand View one block to Park View Avenue, south on Park View to near W. 10th Street, west on right-of-way to Vermont Avenue and 10th Street.


SUMMER 1907:  Extended west on 10th from Vermont Avenue to Gramercy Place.


SEPTEMBER 25, 1910:  Again rerouted, from W. 9th and Park View Avenue, west on 9th to Vermont Avenue, north on Vermont to W. 8th Street, west on 8th to Harvard Boulevard  The line on Park View and the right-of-way to W. 10th and Vermont were abandoned and the trackage on W. 10th to Gramercy was connected to the W. 11th Street Line.


NOVEMBER 1910:  Became part of the Los Angeles Railway Corporation’s West 9th and Brooklyn Avenue Line.






Formed from the Pacific Electric’s Brooklyn Avenue Line and the Los Angeles Railway Company’s W. 9th Street Line.


ROUTE:  From W. 8th Street and Harvard Boulevard, east on 8th Street to Vermont Avenue, south on Vermont to W. 9th Street.  East on 9th to Spring Street, north on Spring and Main Streets to Macy Street east on Macy via Pleasant and Bridge Streets to Brooklyn Avenue, east on Brooklyn to Evergreen Avenue.


1915:  Extended from Brooklyn and Evergreen Avenues, north on Evergreen to Wabash Avenue, east on Wabash to Indiana Street.


MAY 9, 1920:  Split:  the W. 9th Street branch went to the ‘N’-Line, the Macy Street-Brooklyn Avenue section to the ‘B’-Line,






Formed May 9, 1920 as a merger of the Brooklyn Avenue branch of the West 9th Street and Brooklyn Avenue Line and the Hooper Avenue branch of the West Adams and Hooper Avenue Line.


ROUTE:  From Ramona Boulevard (City Terrace Drive) and Wabash Avenue, west on Wabash to Evergreen Avenue, south on Evergreen to Brooklyn Avenue, west on Brooklyn to Macy Street, west on Macy to Main Street, south on Main to E. 12th Street, east on 12th to Tennessee (Hooper) Street, south on Tennessee and Hooper Avenue to right-of-way along E. 33rd Street, east on right-of-way to right-of-way on Compton Avenue, south on right-of-way to E. 41st Street and Ascot Avenue, south on Ascot to E. 51st Street.


SEPTEMBER 8, 1924:  Base service cut back to Brooklyn and Evergreen Avenues, with rush hour service to Wabash and City Terrace Drive.  During base hours, service to Wabash and City Terrace provided by the new Euclid-Evergreen Cross-town Line, which during rush hours ran only as far as Evergreen and Brooklyn Avenues


NOVEMBER 23, 1924:  Extended north from City Terrace and Wabash Avenue, north on City Terrace to Alma Street during rush hours only; served by Euclid-Evergreen Line during base hours.


JUNE 15, 1925:  Due to the rebuilding of the Macy Street Viaduct, service suspended between Macy and Lyons Streets (west side of Los Angeles River), and between Brooklyn Avenue and Mission Road (east side of Los Angeles River.)  Service maintained on both sides of the river.


APRIL 17, 1926:  Normal service resumed.


MARCH 13, 1931:  Extended from Alma Street and City Terrace Drive, north on City Terrace to Miller Street, in the usual rush-hour mode.


JUNE 30, 1946:  Rail service on the ‘E’-Euclid-Evergreen Line abandoned.


JANUARY 30, 1949:  Rail service on ‘B’-Line replaced by ‘2’-(trolley-coach) Line.