7th Street/Metro Center (Los Angeles Metro station)

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7th St/Metro Center Red Line Purple Line Blue Line Expo Line Silver Line 
7th Street Metro Blue & Expo Lines Station 1.JPG
Metro Blue & Expo Lines platforms (Upper Level)
Location 660 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates 34°02′55″N 118°15′31″W / 34.0487°N 118.2587°W / 34.0487; -118.2587
Owned by Metro
Line(s) Metro Rail:
Red Line Red Line 
Purple Line Purple Line 
Blue Line Blue Line 
Expo Line Expo Line 

Metro Liner:
Silver Line Silver Line 
Platforms 2 side platforms (light rail)
1 island platform (heavy rail)
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
Opened Upper level:
February 15, 1991 (24 years ago) (1991-02-15)
Lower level:
January 30, 1993 (22 years ago) (1993-01-30)
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Red Line
Purple Line
Blue Line Terminus
toward Culver City
Expo Line
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Liner   Following station
(with interim stops)
Silver Line
(street service)
(with interim stops)
toward El Monte

7th Street/Metro Center, officially 7th Street/Metro Center/Julian Dixon, is a metro station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system located in the Financial District of Downtown Los Angeles at the intersection of Seventh Street and Flower Street.[1]

Metro Red & Purple Lines platform at 7th Street/Metro Center Station. At this transfer station passengers can connect to the Metro Silver Line at the street level, or the Metro Blue & Expo Lines above this platform.

The station is served by the light rail Blue Line and Expo Line, heavy rail Red Line and Purple Line, and by the bus rapid transit Silver Line. The Blue Line and Expo Line currently have their downtown terminus at this station. Many bus routes also serve the station.

Station layout[edit]

The station consists of three underground levels. The main concourse and the light rail side platforms are on the second underground level, while the heavy rail center platform is on the third level. A small first level mezzanine connects the light rail side platforms. The Metro Silver Line stops at the street level next to the station's entrances. The station used to serve Macy's plaza. Metro and the former Macy's Plaza is now under constructing a new shopping mall renamed The Bloc which will add a direct subway entrance to the mall at the station.

Street Street level Exit/Entrance
Figueroa St/7th St (Northbound) Silver Line Silver Line  toward El Monte Station (Pershing Square)
Flower St/7th St (Southbound) Silver Line Silver Line  toward Harbor Gateway Transit Center (Flower/Olympic)
Level 1 North Mezzanine 7th Street/Flower Street Exit
Faregates, ticket machines
Walkway between Platform 1 and Platform 2
Level 2 East Mezzanine 7th Street/Hope Street Exit
Faregates, ticket machines
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 (Northbound) Blue Line Blue Line  toward 7th Street/Metro Center (last stop)
Expo Line Expo Line  toward 7th Street/Metro Center (last stop)
Platform 2 (Southbound) Blue Line Blue Line  toward Downtown Long Beach (Pico)
Expo Line Expo Line  toward Culver City (Pico)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
West Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines
7th Street/Figueroa Street Exit
Level 3 Platform 3 (Westbound) Red Line Red Line  toward North Hollywood (Westlake/MacArthur Park)
Purple Line Purple Line  toward Wilshire/Western (Westlake/MacArthur Park)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Platform 4 (Eastbound) Red Line Red Line  toward Union Station (Pershing Square)
Purple Line Purple Line  toward Union Station (Pershing Square)

Station enhancements[edit]

Metro spent nearly $2 million worth of enhancements to 7th Street/Metro Center station as part of the Expo Line project which was completed weeks before the Metro Expo Line began service to La Cienega/Jefferson Station. This enhancement included a new dispatch booth and improved signage in the station.[2]


Metro Rail and Metro Liner service[edit]

Blue, Expo, Red and Purple Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[3][4]
Silver Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 1:00 AM daily.[5]

Long-distance motorcoach[edit]

California Shuttle Bus provides service to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose from a bus stop at the corner of Figueroa and 7th streets.

Regional Connector[edit]

The under construction Regional Connector Transit Corridor will result in the Blue Line and Expo Line continuing north from this station terminus through Downtown Los Angeles (via the Financial District and the Bunker Hill area) to connect with the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station on the Gold Line, which will then become an underground subway station and move across the street.[citation needed]


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