7th Street/Metro Center station

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7th St/Metro Center
Blue Line  Red Line  Purple Line  Expo Line  Silver Line 
Los Angeles Metro Rail rapid transit/light rail station
7th-Metro Center platform 2016.jpg
The tracks for the Blue and Expo Lines cross over the tracks for the Red and Purple Lines.
Location660 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90017
Coordinates34°02′55″N 118°15′31″W / 34.0487°N 118.2587°W / 34.0487; -118.2587Coordinates: 34°02′55″N 118°15′31″W / 34.0487°N 118.2587°W / 34.0487; -118.2587
Owned byMetro
Line(s)Metro Rail:
Red Line Red Line 
Purple Line Purple Line 
Blue Line Blue Line 
Expo Line Expo Line 
Metro Busway:
Silver Line Silver Line 
Platforms2 side platforms (light rail)
1 island platform (heavy rail)
Construction
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusLower Level in service
Upper Level temporarily out of service due to upgrades in progress
History
OpenedUpper level:
February 15, 1991 (28 years ago) (1991-02-15)
Lower level:
January 30, 1993 (26 years ago) (1993-01-30)
Previous names7th Street/Metro Center/Julian Dixon
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Red Line
Purple Line
Blue LineTerminus
Expo Line
LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway
(with interim stops)
Silver Line
(street service)
(with interim stops)
toward El Monte
  Future service  
LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail
Blue Line
Gold Line
toward Atlantic

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 7th Street and Flower Street.[1]

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.

This is one of only two stations in the entire system that has an underground side platform, the other being the Wilshire/Vermont station.

Station layout[edit]

The station was the first underground station in the Metro system, and consists of three underground levels. The main concourse is on the first level down, the light rail side platforms are on the second level down, while the heavy rail island platform is on the third level down. 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 has direct access to The Bloc Shopping Mall (formerly known as Macy's Plaza) with a pedestrian-friendly entrance from the mall directly to the subway station.

G 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/San Pedro (Flower/Olympic)
B1 North Mezzanine 7th Street/Flower Street Exit
Faregates, ticket machines
Walkway between Platform 1 and Platform 2
B2
Blue/Expo Line platforms
East Mezzanine 7th Street/Hope Street Exit
Faregates, ticket machines
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Platform 1 (Northbound/Eastbound) Blue Line Blue Line  termination track
Expo Line Expo Line  termination track
Blue Line Blue Line  (under construction) toward APU/Citrus College (Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill)
Gold Line Gold Line  (under construction) toward Atlantic (Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill)
Platform 2 (Southbound/Westbound) Blue Line Blue Line  toward Downtown Long Beach (Pico)
Expo Line Expo Line  toward Downtown Santa Monica (Pico)
Gold Line Gold Line (under construction) toward Downtown Santa Monica (Pico)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
West Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines
7th Street/Figueroa Street Exit
B3
Red/Purple Line platforms
Platform 3 (Northbound/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 (Southbound/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]

Services[edit]

Metro Blue & Expo Lines platforms (Upper Level)
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.

Metro Rail and Metro Liner service[edit]

Blue Line hours are approximately from 4:00 AM until 1:00 AM daily.[1] Red and Purple Line hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:00 AM daily.[2] Expo Line hours are approximately from 4:00 AM until 2:00 AM daily.[3] Silver Line operates 24 hours a day.[4]

Metro Buses[edit]

Metro Bus lines 20, 51, 52, 60 (local), 351 (limited), 442, 460, 487, and 489 (express), 720 and 760 (rapid) stop near the station entrances at 7th and Hope streets, 7th and Flower streets and 7th and Figueroa Streets.

Municipal buses[edit]

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus express Line 10, and LADOT Dash shuttles Routes D, E, and F also stops at the 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Foothill Transit Commuter Express lines 493, 495, 497, 498, 499, 699 serve stops adjacent to the station on 7th and Figueroa Streets.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9]

Future service[edit]

When the Regional Connector is complete and opens for service in 2021, this station will no longer be the terminus for the Blue and Expo Lines. Instead, the rail lines will continue northeast to the rebuilt Little Tokyo/Arts District station on the current Gold Line. In addition, a complete restructuring of service will commence as follows:

  • The E Line (colored gold on maps; the aqua color will be defunct) will run between Santa Monica and East Los Angeles.
  • The A Line (colored blue on maps) will run from Long Beach and continue north to Azusa.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purple Line station information". Archived from the original on 2010-01-11.
  2. ^ http://www.metro.net/board/Items/2010/07_July/20100722RBMItem26.pdf
  3. ^ "493: Diamond Bar – Rowland Heights – Express Service to Downtown Los Angeles". foothilltransit.org. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  4. ^ "495: Industry – Express Service to Downtown Los Angeles". foothilltransit.org. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  5. ^ "497: Chino Park & Ride – Industry Park & Ride – Downtown Los Angeles". foothilltransit.org. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  6. ^ "498: Azusa – West Covina – Express Service to Downtown Los Angeles". foothilltransit.org. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  7. ^ "498: Azusa – West Covina – Express Service to Downtown Los Angeles". foothilltransit.org. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  8. ^ "499: San Dimas Park & Ride – Via Verde Park & Ride – Los Angeles Express Service". foothilltransit.org. Retrieved 2017-04-25.
  9. ^ "699: Montclair – Fairplex Park & Ride – Cal State LA – USC Medical Ctr – Downtown Los Angeles Express Service". foothilltransit.org. Retrieved 2017-04-25.

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