The site of Belmont Station wasn’t selected because it was an available empty space. It was chosen because it has a place in LA’s glorious history.
The Toluca Substation and Yard in City West was built in 1925 as part of the famed Pacific Electric train line that served as LA’s primary transportation network at the time. Along with the adjacent Belmont Tunnel, it was a route that helped move people and commerce throughout the area and was a major factor in the city’s phenomenal growth in the '30s and '40s. Today, the nearby Metro Red Line reprises that role, providing convenient access to points throughout Hollywood and downtown LA.
After decades of dormancy, City West is once again on the move. Belmont Tunnel has been designated by the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission as a Historical Cultural Monument (and featured in countless movies, including Training Day and Colors). New restaurants, markets and service establishments are opening every day. And the area is quickly becoming an entertainment and lifestyle destination, with nightspots such as The Skybar nearby.
With a foundation in the past and an eye to the future, the revival of one of LA’s most important neighborhoods is happening now. And there’s no better time for you to be a part of it.