This view is from about a block away from the Chinatown
station, looking up Spring St. Chinatown is the first stop north of
downtown, and is the most prominent elevated station anywhere along
the route. The station is stereotypically and colorfully done to
highlight the character and culture of the area. The line is
elevated over several busy blocks through this area.
The Gold Line, like the other area light rail routes, and the
two subway lines, and an extensive -- almost dizzying -- number of
local and express bus lines, is part of the operations of the Los Angeles
County Metropolitan Transit Authority. That agency serves the most populous county in the country,
with 1433 square miles within its territory.