Because of the one-way street
patterns and the way the light rail loop proceeds through downtown Long Beach, the line's tracks need to cross
over each other
in the middle of Long Beach Blvd. This photo was taken from the front end of a
train bound for L.A., which after a block or so of left-hand running is progressing to
the decidedly more conventional side.
A train bound for Long Beach waits for us in this view from years
ago now, when the system was still new. The
cosmetic and landscaping touches were being applied along the right of way.