North Hollywood station

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North Hollywood
B Line (Red)  G Line (Orange) 
Los Angeles Metro, North Hollywood, Side View (HSY-Approved).jpg
Platform View of the Red Line
Location5357 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Coordinates34°10′08″N 118°22′36″W / 34.1688°N 118.3766°W / 34.1688; -118.3766Coordinates: 34°10′08″N 118°22′36″W / 34.1688°N 118.3766°W / 34.1688; -118.3766
Owned byMetro
Line(s)Metro Rail:
 B Line (Red) 
Metro Liner:
 G Line (Orange) 
Platforms1 island platform (Red Line)
1 side platform (Orange Line)
Connections"Kiss & Ride" passenger drop-off area
Construction
Platform levels2
ParkingPaid parking: 490 Spaces
Paid parking: 461 Spaces
Bicycle facilities8 bike rack spaces[1]
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedRed Line: June 24, 2000; 19 years ago (June 24, 2000)
Orange Line: October 29, 2005; 14 years ago (October 29, 2005)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Terminus B Line Universal City/Studio City
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway Following station
Laurel Canyon
toward Chatsworth
G Line Terminus
The Orange Liner bus.

North Hollywood is a combined heavy rail subway station and a bus rapid transit (BRT) station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Chandler Boulevard in the North Hollywood district in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. This station is served by the Red Line subway service as well as the Orange Line BRT service. The station is the northern terminus (the last stop) of the Red Line, and the eastern terminus of the Orange Line in the Los Angeles County Metro Liner system.[2]

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound  G Line (Orange)  toward Chatsworth (Laurel Canyon)
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Exits/Entrances
B2 Southbound  B Line (Red)  toward Union Station (Universal City/Studio City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Southbound  B Line (Red)  toward Union Station (Universal City/Studio City)

Metro Rail and BRT service[edit]

Red Line service hours are approximately from 4:30 AM until 1:00 AM daily.[3]

Metro Liner Orange Line BRT (bus rapid transitway) service hours are approximately from 4:00 AM until 1:00 AM daily.

Underground passageway[edit]

Metro constructed a second entrance on the west side of Lankershim Boulevard, which allows riders to connect between the Orange Line (surface bus rapid transit) and the Red Line (underground heavy rail) via an underground passageway. This underground connection was completed in August 2016.[4]

Location[edit]

North Hollywood Metro station is located on Lankershim Boulevard, which forms the western border of the station and parking lot; it is bordered on its South side by Chandler Boulevard. It is one block south of Burbank Boulevard (but is not bordered by Burbank) and is one block west of Vineland Avenue (but is not bordered by Vineland). The station is located in the neighborhood of the same name in the eastern San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles.

Development of surrounding area[edit]

Since the opening of the station in 2000, transit-oriented developments have begun to be constructed in the area around the station including thousands of apartments and office buildings. NoHo Tower (a 15-story apartment building) is across the street from the station and NoHo Commons, a multi-use complex which includes several floors of apartments above a level of retail. In September 2007, transportation officials approved NoHo Art Wave.[5] That project did not start due to the recession, but in 2016 a public-private partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority was proposed on the 16 acres (6.5 ha) surrounding the station.[6][7]

Lankershim Depot[edit]

Depot after restoration, 2014

The Southern Pacific Railway built the Lankershim Depot in 1896 on land that is adjacent to the current Orange Line platforms. It later served as a stop on the Pacific Electric system after its North Hollywood Line opened in 1911. In 2014, the station was restored for a cost of $3.6 million,[8] and is currently occupied by a coffee shop.[9]

Bus connections[edit]

The entrance to the Red Line platform.

Attractions[edit]

North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station platform.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Orange Line". Metro. LACMTA. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Red Line station information".
  3. ^ "Red/Purple Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  4. ^ "Work Begins on Metro's NoHo Tunnel and Universal Ped Bridge". Retrieved 2014-11-11.
  5. ^ Rong-Gong Lin II and Sharon Bernstein, Large transit-oriented development OKd for North Hollywood, Los Angeles Times, September 28, 2007.
  6. ^ Khouri, Andrew (23 June 2016). "Chinese developer teams up on big North Hollywood mixed-use project". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  7. ^ Vincent, Roger (2019-11-17). "$1-billion plan for North Hollywood station takes shape". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2019-11-19.
  8. ^ Segura, Daniella (October 30, 2014). "Metro finishes $3.6 million makeover of Lankershim Depot". Southern California Public Radio. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "Groundwork Coffee opens café in newly restored North Hollywood historic train depot". Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.

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