List of Los Angeles Metro Rail stations

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A map of the five train lines (Metro Rail) and two rapid bus lines (Metro Liner) in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority system. There are a red line and a purple line going from east to west in the upper part of the map and a gold line in the northeast corner. There is a blue line going from north to south in the middle of the map, and a green line going from east to west near the bottom.
The current Los Angeles Metro Rail system map of six train lines, with two Metro Liner bus rapid transit lines.

In Los Angeles County, California, the Metro Rail system is a combined rapid transit and light rail system, operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA or Metro). The system is composed of two rapid transit lines and four light rail lines, covering 105 miles (169 km) of route service.[1] In 2017, the Metro Rail system served an average 359,016 passengers each weekday, totaling 706.7 million passengers in the calendar year.[2] Metro Rail is one of the largest rapid transit and light rail systems in the United States by ridership.[3] The system is complemented by Metro's two Metro Liner bus rapid transit lines.

History[edit]

Metro Rail began service on July 14, 1990, when the light rail Blue Line opened between Pico and Anaheim stations;[4] the line was extended to Downtown Long Beach and Pacific Avenue stations on September 1.[5] The Blue Line was extended one stop northward from Pico to 7th Street/Metro Center on February 15, 1991.[6] The next Metro Rail line, the rapid transit Red Line, opened on January 30, 1993, between Union Station and Westlake/MacArthur Park station.[7] The light rail Green Line, the system's third line, opened on August 12, 1995 from Norwalk to Redondo Beach stations.[8] Metro Rail's next expansion occurred on May 22, 1996, when the Red Line expanded westward from Westlake/Macarthur Park to Wilshire/Western stations.[9] The Red Line expanded again on June 12, 1999, with a branch from Wilshire/Vermont to Hollywood/Vine stations.[10] The final section of the Red Line opened on June 24, 2000, from Hollywood/Vine station to North Hollywood station, completing the Red Line as originally planned.[11] A fourth Metro Rail line, the light rail Gold Line, opened on July 27, 2003 between Union Station and Sierra Madre Villa station in Pasadena.[12] The rapid transit Purple Line became the fifth Metro Rail line on August 24, 2006, when LACMTA separated the Red Line into two separate services; the branch between Union Station and Wilshire/Western station became the Purple Line while the branch between Union Station and North Hollywood station remained the Red Line.[13] The Gold Line was later extended to Atlantic station in East Los Angeles on November 15, 2009.[14] The light rail Expo Line opened between 7th Street/Metro Center and La Cienega/Jefferson on April 28, 2012; two additional stations opened on June 20, 2012.[15] The Gold Line's second extension opened on March 5, 2016 and added six more stations from Sierra Madre Villa from to APU/Citrus College.[16] An extension to the Expo Line on May 20, 2016 added seven stations.[17]

System[edit]

The system has 93 stations serving its six lines. Five of these stations are transfer stations, which allow passengers to transfer between lines. Ten of these stations are termini—stations at the end of lines. Forty-nine of the stations are within the city of Los Angeles and the other 44 stations are located in surrounding communities.

Lines[edit]

There are six Metro Rail lines. Each line is associated with a color; five of the lines are named for their color, while the sixth, the Expo Line, is named for Exposition Boulevard.[18][19][20]

Line name Stations Termini Length[1][21] Weekday ridership
(2017)[2]
Type[1]
 A Line  22 Downtown Long Beach (south)
7th Street/Metro Center (north)
22 miles (35 km) 72,139 Light rail
 E Line  19 Downtown Santa Monica (west)
7th Street/Metro Center (east)
15.2 miles (24.5 km) 59,659 Light rail
 Gold Line  27 Atlantic (south)
APU/Citrus College (north)
31 miles (50 km) 52,581 Light rail
 Green Line  14 Redondo Beach (west)
Norwalk (east)
20 miles (32 km) 32,563 Light rail
 Purple Line  8 Wilshire/Western (west)
Union Station (east)
6.4 miles (10.3 km) 142,074[A] Rapid transit
 Red Line  14 North Hollywood (north)
Union Station (south)
16.4 miles (26.4 km) 142,074[A] Rapid transit

Stations[edit]

For stations served by more than one line, lines are listed in the order of opening.

* Transfer stations
** Termini
Transfer stations and termini
An elevated train station and two train tracks. The station has a blue roof and is made of white metal.
Side view of Redondo Beach station
An elevated train station with a red and yellow pagoda-style roof.
Side view of Chinatown station
A train is waiting on a track in a subway station. Passengers are standing on the platform.
Platform of Wilshire/Vermont station
A train station at ground level with a track on the left side. A light rail train is stopped at the station. Various buildings are located to the left of the station.
Platform of Fillmore station
A silver pillar indicates the entrance to a subway station. A multicolored building is located in the background.
Entrance to Hollywood/Western station with a pillar sign that was formerly used from 1993-2004.
A train station in the middle of a street. A light rail train is stopped on the far track.
Side view of Downtown Long Beach station
An escalator and a flight of stairs which reflect turquoise light. A large imitation palm tree is located between the escalator and the stairs.
Escalators at Hollywood/Vine station
A train enters an enclosed train station with two side platforms. The platforms are decorated with pillars and a piece of artwork.
Platform at Memorial Park station
A train station at ground level with tracks on either side. The station is covered by wavy metal panels.
Platform at LATTC/Ortho Institute station.
View from the Blue Line platform level with the Red and Purple Lines below the stairwell.
Blue Line platform at the 7th Street/Metro Center station.
View of the Blue Line platform level at the Willowbrook station.
Blue Line platform at the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station (formerly Imperial/Wilmington station).
Station Line(s) Location[22][23] Date opened[24] Ref(s).
1st Street  A Line  Long Beach September 1, 1990 [25]
5th Street  A Line  Long Beach September 1, 1990 [25]
7th Street/Metro Center  A Line 
 Red Line 
 Purple Line 
 E Line 
Los Angeles (Financial District) February 15, 1991 [25]
[26]
[27]
[28]
17th Street/Santa Monica College  E Line  Santa Monica May 20, 2016 [17]
26th Street/Bergamot  E Line  Santa Monica May 20, 2016 [17]
103rd Street/Watts Towers  A Line  Los Angeles (Watts) July 14, 1990 [25]
Allen  Gold Line  Pasadena July 27, 2003 [29]
Anaheim Street  A Line  Long Beach July 14, 1990 [25]
APU/Citrus College**  Gold Line  Azusa March 5, 2016 [30]
Arcadia  Gold Line  Arcadia March 5, 2016 [30]
Artesia  A Line  Compton July 14, 1990 [25]
Atlantic**  Gold Line  East Los Angeles November 15, 2009 [29]
Avalon  Green Line  Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) August 12, 1995 [31]
Aviation/LAX  Green Line  Los Angeles (Westchester) August 12, 1995 [31]
Azusa Downtown  Gold Line  Azusa March 5, 2016 [30]
Chinatown  Gold Line  Los Angeles (Chinatown) July 27, 2003 [29]
Civic Center/Grand Park  Red Line 
 Purple Line 
Los Angeles (Civic Center) January 30, 1993 [26]
[27]
Compton  A Line  Compton July 14, 1990 [25]
Crenshaw  Green Line  Hawthorne August 12, 1995 [31]
Culver City  E Line  Culver City June 20, 2012 [28]
Del Amo  A Line  Rancho Dominguez July 14, 1990 [25]
Del Mar  Gold Line  Pasadena July 27, 2003 [29]
Douglas  Green Line  El Segundo August 12, 1995 [31]
Downtown Long Beach  A Line  Long Beach September 1, 1990 [25]
Downtown Santa Monica**  E Line  Santa Monica May 20, 2016 [17]
Duarte/City of Hope  Gold Line  Duarte March 5, 2016 [30]
East LA Civic Center  Gold Line  East Los Angeles November 15, 2009 [29]
El Segundo  Green Line  El Segundo August 12, 1995 [31]
Expo/Bundy  E Line  Los Angeles (Sawtelle) May 20, 2016 [17]
Expo/Crenshaw  E Line  Los Angeles (Jefferson Park) April 28, 2012 [28]
Expo/La Brea  E Line  Los Angeles (Baldwin Hills) April 28, 2012 [28]
Expo/Sepulveda  E Line  Los Angeles (Rancho Park) May 20, 2016 [17]
Expo/Vermont  E Line  Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [28]
Expo/Western  E Line  Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [28]
Expo Park/USC  E Line  Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [28]
Farmdale  E Line  Los Angeles (Adams) June 20, 2012 [28]
Fillmore  Gold Line  Pasadena July 27, 2003 [29]
Firestone  A Line  Florence-Graham July 14, 1990 [25]
Florence  A Line  Florence-Graham July 14, 1990 [25]
Grand/LATTC  A Line  Los Angeles (Historic South Central) July 14, 1990 [25]
Harbor Freeway  Green Line  Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) August 12, 1995 [31]
Hawthorne/Lennox  Green Line  Hawthorne August 12, 1995 [31]
Heritage Square  Gold Line  Los Angeles (Cypress Park) July 27, 2003 [29]
Highland Park  Gold Line  Los Angeles (Highland Park) July 27, 2003 [29]
Hollywood/Highland  Red Line  Los Angeles (Hollywood) June 24, 2000 [26]
Hollywood/Vine  Red Line  Los Angeles (Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [26]
Hollywood/Western  Red Line  Los Angeles (East Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [26]
Indiana  Gold Line  Los Angeles (East Los Angeles) November 15, 2009 [29]
Irwindale  Gold Line  Irwindale March 5, 2016 [30]
Jefferson/USC  E Line  Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [28]
La Cienega/Jefferson  E Line  Los Angeles (Baldwin Hills) April 28, 2012 [28]
Lake  Gold Line  Pasadena July 27, 2003 [29]
Lakewood Boulevard  Green Line  Downey August 12, 1995 [31]
LATTC/Ortho Institute  E Line  Los Angeles (Historic South Central) April 28, 2012 [28]
Lincoln/Cypress  Gold Line  Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights / Cypress Park) July 27, 2003 [29]
Little Tokyo / Arts District  Gold Line  Los Angeles (Little Tokyo / Arts District) November 15, 2009 [29]
Long Beach Boulevard  Green Line  Lynwood August 12, 1995 [31]
Maravilla  Gold Line  East Los Angeles November 15, 2009 [29]
Mariachi Plaza  Gold Line  Los Angeles (Boyle Heights) November 15, 2009 [29]
Mariposa  Green Line  El Segundo August 12, 1995 [31]
Memorial Park  Gold Line  Pasadena July 27, 2003 [29]
Monrovia  Gold Line  Monrovia March 5, 2016 [30]
North Hollywood**  Red Line  Los Angeles (North Hollywood) June 24, 2000 [26]
Norwalk**  Green Line  Norwalk August 12, 1995 [31]
Pacific Avenue  A Line  Long Beach September 1, 1990 [25]
Pacific Coast Highway  A Line  Long Beach July 14, 1990 [25]
Palms  E Line  Los Angeles (Palms) May 20, 2016 [17]
Pershing Square  Red Line 
 Purple Line 
Los Angeles (Financial District / Jewelry District) January 30, 1993 [26]
[27]
Pico*  A Line 
 E Line 
Los Angeles (South Park) July 14, 1990 [25]
[28]
Pico / Aliso  Gold Line  Los Angeles (Boyle Heights) November 15, 2009 [29]
Redondo Beach**  Green Line  Redondo Beach August 12, 1995 [31]
San Pedro  A Line  Los Angeles (Historic South Central) July 14, 1990 [25]
Sierra Madre Villa  Gold Line  Pasadena July 27, 2003 [29]
Slauson  A Line  Florence-Graham July 14, 1990 [25]
Soto  Gold Line  Los Angeles (Boyle Heights) November 15, 2009 [29]
South Pasadena  Gold Line  South Pasadena July 27, 2003 [29]
Southwest Museum  Gold Line  Los Angeles (Highland Park / Mount Washington) July 27, 2003 [29]
Union Station  Red Line 
 Gold Line 
 Purple Line 
Los Angeles (El Pueblo) January 30, 1993[B] [26]
[29]
[27]
Universal City/Studio City  Red Line  Los Angeles (Studio City) June 24, 2000 [26]
Vermont/Athens  Green Line  Los Angeles (Athens / South Los Angeles) August 12, 1995 [31]
Vermont/Beverly  Red Line  Los Angeles (Koreatown) June 12, 1999 [26]
Vermont/Santa Monica  Red Line  Los Angeles (East Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [26]
Vermont/Sunset  Red Line  Los Angeles (East Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [26]
Vernon  A Line  Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) July 14, 1990 [25]
Wardlow  A Line  Long Beach July 14, 1990 [25]
Washington  A Line  Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) July 14, 1990 [25]
Westlake/MacArthur Park  Red Line 
 Purple Line 
Los Angeles (Westlake) January 30, 1993 [26]
[27]
Westwood/Rancho Park  E Line  Los Angeles (Rancho Park) May 20, 2016 [17]
Willow Street  A Line  Long Beach July 14, 1990 [25]
Willowbrook/Rosa Parks*  A Line 
 Green Line 
Willowbrook July 14, 1990 [25]
[31]
Wilshire/Normandie  Purple Line  Los Angeles (Koreatown) May 22, 1996 [27]
Wilshire/Vermont*  Red Line 
 Purple Line 
Los Angeles (Koreatown) May 22, 1996 [26]
[27]
Wilshire/Western**  Purple Line  Los Angeles (Koreatown) May 22, 1996 [27]

Future[edit]

Station Line(s)
(Project name)
Location[22] Opening Ref(s).
Aviation/96th*  Crenshaw/LAX Line 
 Green Line 
Los Angeles (Westchester) 2023 [33]
Aviation/Century  Crenshaw/LAX Line 
 Green Line 
Los Angeles (Westchester) 2020 [34]
Century City/Constellation  Purple Line 
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Century City) 2025 [35]
Claremont  Gold Line 
(Foothill Extension)
Claremont 2025 [36]
Downtown Inglewood  Crenshaw/LAX Line  Inglewood 2020 [34]
Fairview Heights  Crenshaw/LAX Line  Inglewood / Los Angeles (Hyde Park) 2020 [34]
Glendora  Gold Line 
(Foothill Extension)
Glendora 2025 [36]
Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill  A Line 
 E Line 
 Gold Line 
(Regional Connector)
Los Angeles (Bunker Hill) 2022 [37]
Historic Broadway  A Line 
 E Line 
 Gold Line 
(Regional Connector)
Los Angeles (Civic Center) 2022 [37]
Hyde Park  Crenshaw/LAX Line  Los Angeles (Hyde Park) 2020 [34]
La Verne  Gold Line 
(Foothill Extension)
La Verne 2025 [36]
Leimert Park  Crenshaw/LAX Line  Los Angeles (Leimert Park) 2020 [34]
Little Tokyo/Arts District  A Line 
 E Line 
 Gold Line 
(Regional Connector)
Los Angeles (Little Tokyo) 2022 [37]
Martin Luther King Jr.  Crenshaw/LAX Line  Los Angeles (Baldwin Hills / Crenshaw) 2020 [34]
Montclair**  Gold Line 
(Foothill Extension)
Montclair 2028 [36]
Pomona  Gold Line 
(Foothill Extension)
Pomona 2025 [36]
San Dimas  Gold Line 
(Foothill Extension)
San Dimas 2025 [36]
Westchester/Veterans  Crenshaw/LAX Line  Inglewood / Los Angeles (Westchester) 2020 [34]
Westwood/UCLA  Purple Line 
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Westwood) 2026 [35]
Westwood/VA Hospital**  Purple Line 
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Westwood) 2026 [35]
Wilshire/Fairfax  Purple Line 
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Beverly Grove / Carthay / Mid-Wilshire) 2023 [35]
Wilshire/La Brea  Purple Line 
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Hancock Park / Mid-Wilshire) 2023 [35]
Wilshire/La Cienega  Purple Line 
(Westside Extension)
Beverly Hills 2023 [35]
Wilshire/Rodeo  Purple Line 
(Westside Extension)
Beverly Hills 2025 [35]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ridership data is combined for both Purple and Red Lines.
  2. ^ Union Station began operating as a Metro Rail station on January 30, 1993, but it had been continuously operating as an inter-city and commuter rail station since May 5, 1939.[32]

References[edit]

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