LATTC/Ortho Institute station

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LATTC/Ortho Institute Expo Line Silver Line 
23rd St. -Metro Expo Line Station 10.JPG
Station platforms.
Location 2460 S Flower Street
Coordinates 34°01′49″N 118°16′23″W / 34.0302°N 118.2730°W / 34.0302; -118.2730Coordinates: 34°01′49″N 118°16′23″W / 34.0302°N 118.2730°W / 34.0302; -118.2730
Owned by Metro
Line(s) Metro Rail:
Expo Line Expo Line 

Metro Transitway:
Silver Line Silver Line 
Platforms 1 center platform
Tracks 2
Connections Metro Local: 37, 55, 81, 355*, 603
Metro Express: 442*, 450*, 460 *(M-F, Peak Only)
LADOT DASH: F, King-East
Torrance Transit: 4
Parking none
Bicycle facilities 10 bike racks
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
Opened April 28, 2012 (5 years ago) (2012-04-28)[1]
Previous names 23rd Street (2012-2014)
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Expo Line
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway   Following station
(with interim stops)
Silver Line
(street service)
(with interim stops)
toward El Monte

LATTC/Ortho Institute, officially Los Angeles Trade-Technical College/Orthopaedic Institute for Children (formerly 23rd Street), is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system, located on Flower Street at 23rd Street, in the North University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. This station is served by the Expo Line. It is also served by the Metro Silver Line. Northbound Silver Line buses to Downtown Los Angeles stop at Figueroa St./23rd Street. Southbound Silver Line buses to Harbor Gateway Transit Center/Pacific/21st Street stop at Flower St./ 23rd Street.[2]

Automated voice announcements, which are recorded for use over multiple years, continue to refer to the station as "23rd Street".


Metro Silver Line street stop at 23rd St. & Flower St., adjacent to 23 St.Metro Expo Line Station. The street stop was added on April 30, 2012.

Metro Rail service[edit]

Expo Line service hours are approximately from 5 AM to 12:30 AM on weekdays and 5 AM to 2:30 AM on weekends. Service started on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Regular service began on Monday, April 30, 2012.[3]

Metro Liner service[edit]

Metro Silver Line service hours are approximately from 4:15 AM to 1:50 AM daily. The southbound portion of the Metro Silver Line between Figueroa Street & 23rd Street and Flower Street & Adams Boulevard was modified on April 30, 2012 so that southbound buses towards Harbor Gateway Transit Center/Pacific/21st Street would have a new stop next to 23rd Street Expo Line Station. For the June 2013 service changes, a new Metro Silver Line stop was added at Figueroa Street & 23rd Street. For the December 15, 2013 service changes, the Silver Line's southbound route was modified to run on Flower Street. Southbound Silver Line buses stop at Flower Street & 23rd Street.


LATTC/Ortho Institute station is located on the east side of Flower Street, adjacent to the 110 Freeway, just south of 23rd Street. This station will serve the North University Park neighborhood to the south of Downtown L.A. It is within walking distance of two colleges - L.A. Trade Tech College and Mount St. Mary's College - as well as Los Angeles Orthopedic Hospital and St. John's Episcopal Cathedral.


Platform Westbound Expo Line Expo Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Jefferson/USC)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound Expo Line Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Pico)

LATTC/Ortho Institute station has one entrance on the south side of 23rd/Flower, and another just north of the Harbor Freeway overcrossing.

The station's art was created by artist Christofer C. Dierdorff. Entitled The Intimacy of Place, the installation uses photographs of the fronts and backs of the heads of local people, creating intimate portraits that show each individual in the context of her/his role in the community.[4]


  1. ^ Morante, Roger. "Phase 1 Of Expo Light Rail To Open To Culver City In Mid-April". Santa Monica Mirror. March 16, 2012.
  2. ^ "Expo - Phase 1 - Overview". Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved March 29, 2010. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Expo Art Program". Archived from the original on October 4, 2013. Retrieved April 13, 2010. 

External links[edit]

Media related to 23rd Street (Los Angeles Metro station) at Wikimedia Commons