Hollywood/Highland (Los Angeles Metro station)

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Hollywood/Highland
  
Lametro1.jpg
A view of the Hollywood/Highland platform
Station statistics
Address 6815 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Coordinates 34°06′06″N 118°20′19″W / 34.1016°N 118.3386°W / 34.1016; -118.3386
Line(s) Red Line Red Line
Connections Metro Local: 156, 210, 212, 217, 222, 312, 656
Metro Rapid: 780
LADOT DASH: Hollywood, Hollywood/West Hollywood
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking 120 spaces
Bicycle facilities none
Other information
Opened June 24, 2000; 14 years ago (2000-06-24)
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Metro
Station status in service
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Red Line

Hollywood/Highland Station is a heavy-rail subway station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the Hollywood District of Los Angeles. This station is served by the Red Line.[1]

The station is the northernmost station on the Red Line in Hollywood. The next stop to the north is the Universal City station in the San Fernando Valley.

With its entrance on Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood/Highland Station is located in the center of the tourist area of Hollywood, near such tourist attractions as Ripley's Believe It or Not! and the Hollywood History Museum. As in New York's Times Square, costumed characters on the sidewalk outside offer themselves for photos with tourists.

Metro Rail service[edit]

Red Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[2]

Location[edit]

The station is located in Hollywood at the intersection between two major roads, Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.[3] Hollywood/Highland is beneath the shopping center of the same name and the Dolby Theatre. Due to terrorism concerns, the station is closed on the day of the Academy Awards.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Exits/Entrances
B2 Westbound Red Line Red Line toward North Hollywood (Universal City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Red Line Red Line toward Union Station (Hollywood/Vine)

Hollywood/Highland is a two-story station; the top level is a mezzanine with ticket machines while the bottom is the platform level. The station uses a simple island platform setup with two tracks. Architecturally, Hollywood/Highland station shares similarities with other Metro subway stations and the design of the entrance to the station may have been inspired by the entrances of New York City's Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.buildexpo.org/phase1_overview.php
  2. ^ "Red/Purple Line timetable". Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  3. ^ Red Line LACMTA Retrieved 2009-10-18

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