VERNON AND VERMONT AVENUE LINE (1913-1920)

 

Formed from new trackage on Vernon Avenue from Santa Fe Avenue, west on Vernon to Vermont, on Vermont trackage used by the Georgia Street Line north to W. 24th Street, and new trackage on Vermont to W. 1st Street.

 

ROUTE: From Santa Fe and Vernon Avenues, west on Vernon to Vermont, north on Vermont to W. 1st Street. At change-of-class times at the Los Angeles Normal School, certain cars were routed north via the Heliotrope branch of the Boyle Heights and West 7th Street Line, west on 1st from Vermont to New Hampshire Avenue, north on New Hampshire to Beverly, west on Beverly to Heliotrope Drive, north on Heliotrope to Melrose Avenue, west on Melrose to Normandie Avenue.

 

MAY 9, 1920: Designated the V-Line, with no change of route.

 

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V-VERNON AND VERMONT LINE (1920-1963)

 

Formed from the Vernon and Vermont Line May 9, 1920.

 

ROUTE: From Vernon and Santa Fe Avenues, west on Vernon to S. Vermont Avenue, north on Vermont to W. 1st Street.

 

DECEMBER 21, 1923: Line extended on both ends. Extended on the south from Vernon and Santa Fe Avenues south on Santa Fe to Slauson Avenue on trackage transferred from the J-Line. Extended on the north on new trackage from W. 1st and Vermont Avenue, north on Vermont to Monroe Street, west on Monroe to New Hampshire Avenue. (The original campus of the southern branch of the University of California, (UCLA), later the campus of Los Angeles City College.)

 

JUNE 1924: Due to power shortage, service cut back to W. 1st Street and Vermont Avenue at the end of the college term.

 

SEPTEMBER 1924: With the new school term, service restored to Monroe and New Hampshire during school rush hours; full service resumed a short time later.

 

SPRING 1926: On the south end a second branch was opened, from Vernon and Santa Fe Avenues, south on Pacific Boulevard (using J-Line trackage) to Leonis Boulevard, east on new trackage built on Leonis to Downey Avenue.

 

AUGUST 1, 1948: Due to building the Hollywood Freeway, service was cut back to W. 1st and Vermont Avenue, where a new loop was built using some of the old H-Line trackage on 1st and Bimini Place.

 

JANUARY 1, 1950: Service restored to Monroe Street and New Hampshire Avenue.

 

MAY 5, 1955: Service abandoned on the Santa Fe Avenue branch (from Vernon Avenue and Santa Fe Avenue to Slauson Avenue) and the Leonis Boulevard branch (from Pacific Boulevard to Downey Avenue.) A new loop was built in the Vernon Yard at Pacific Boulevard and Vernon Avenue.

 

MARCH 31, 1963: All rail service abandoned.