Universal City/Studio City (Los Angeles Metro station)

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This article is about Universal City Station in Los Angeles, California. For the railway station in Osaka, Japan, see Universal City Station.
Universal City/Studio City Red Line 
Los Angeles Metro, Universal City-Studio City, Lower Floor View.jpeg
Platform View
Location 3901 Lankershim Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
Coordinates 34°08′21″N 118°21′45″W / 34.1391°N 118.3625°W / 34.1391; -118.3625
Owned by Metro
Line(s) Red Line Red Line 
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Connections "Kiss & Ride" passenger drop-off
Parking 390 spaces
Bicycle facilities 16 rack spaces
14 lockers
Disabled access Yes
Opened June 24, 2000
Previous names Universal City (2000–2013)
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Red Line

Universal City/Studio City, formerly Universal City, is a rapid transit station on the Red Line of the Metro Rail in Los Angeles, California. Serving Universal Studios Hollywood and City Walk. Universal City/Studio City station straddles the hills between the Los Angeles Basin to the south and the San Fernando Valley to the north.


The lower floor (platform) view of the station from the upper floor.

Universal City/Studio City station lies within the Los Angeles neighborhood of Studio City, specifically at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard, Campo de Cahuenga and Universal Terrace Parkway.[1] Just southeast of the station, across the Ventura Freeway (U.S. Route 101) is the Cahuenga Pass, which is arguably a neighborhood as well, consisting of a strip of shops, restaurants and offices that follow US 101, but along Cahuenga Boulevard, which parallels the freeway through the pass.

Universal City/Studio City station serves the nearby Universal Studios theme park, as well as the NBC Universal studio complex. Riders can cross the street and board the tram to go to City Walk and the theme park, as well as the Studio itself. A pedestrian tunnel was originally proposed by Metro but was ultimately scrapped because of Universal's reluctance to pay the growing costs of the project.

Universal, in conjunction with Metro, is currently constructing a pedestrian bridge over Lankershim Boulevard and Universal Hollywood Drive. NBCUniversal has agreed to fund a portion of the $19.5 million project, while the remainder will be funded through Proposition A.[2]


Part of MOS-3 of the Red Line, Universal City/Studio City opened on June 24, 2000, as part of an extension from Hollywood/Vine to North Hollywood, the latter of which remains the line's northwestern terminus.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Exits/Entrances
B2 Northbound Red Line Red Line  toward North Hollywood (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Red Line Red Line  toward Union Station (Hollywood/Highland)
The station entrance using the sign pillar design of 2004-2014.

The Universal City/Studio City station lies underground, in this case beneath Bluffside Drive at its intersection with Campo de Cahuenga. Access is provided by two entrances, one on the northwest and the other on the southwest corner of the intersection between Lankershim Boulevard and Campo de Cahuenga.[1]

The station features a park and ride lot. There are a few public bus lines that stop or terminate at the bus bays on the west side of Lankershim Boulevard, adjacent to the station while others are found by crossing to the east side of Lankershim Boulevard.

Bus connections[edit]


  1. ^ a b Universal City connections LACMTA Retrieved 2013-04-03
  2. ^ Fu, Jon. "Universal City Station Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins". Inside Universal. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 

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