It's time to ride the New Chandler Metro for the first time in NC 2.0! Today we will ride the 8 line the entire "short" length. The 8 line goes from the Central Core up through Winchester. Every other line continues on about 8 more stations to Andersen.
Here is a sign from the platform from our train. This particular line is the only one to have its own platform on the metro. Looks like we will have three minutes to sip on some coffee. This is a sign that hangs above the platform.
And we are off!
The first station is Canal Avenue. This station intersects with the A line, a line that pretty much marks the boundary of the Central Core. On two sides, this one included, the line borders Raintree Canal.
And now, THIS IS WHERE YOU SHOULD VOTE! What do you see looking good at this station? These crossroads are very popular and desirable, so think hard about it. The station will be named accordingly.
This station is home of a popular parking garage. Schaffer Avenue goes from the Miracle Mile in La Brea clear out to Downtown Compton, a very good distance.
The main bus station for Winchester isn't far from this station. This is the last station before we go underground into Downtown Winchester.
South Winchester Station is a heavy rail and metro station, however, it is currently being bypassed and renovated. This is a proposal for a new station that will be built there (notice the wavy lights)
This park and ride station has most parking spots per train on the metro system. Four lines and thousands of spots in the garage make this an attractive parking spot.
Just for fun, one of the signs in the lobby of the station.
Now we see daylight again in a familiar sight, the University of Winchester. This station is on the east side of the quad.
Well, our ride has ended for today. Holkom Park is another large parking garage station near Holkom Park, a beautiful park.
And while we look back when we enter the green oasis shadowed by a few tall residential buildings nearby, we see another sign.
Thanks for riding! Remember if you want to see the journey we went on again there is a map at the beginning of this entry.