Expo/Vermont (Los Angeles Metro station)

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Expo/Vermont
  
Expo & Vermont Expo Line Station 2.JPG
Expo/Vermont Station, eastbound platform.
Station statistics
Address 1043 Exposition Boulevard
Coordinates 34°01′06″N 118°17′30″W / 34.0182°N 118.2916°W / 34.0182; -118.2916
Connections Metro Local: 102, 204
Metro Express: 550 (M-F, Peak Only)
Metro Rapid: 754; LADOT DASH: F, Southeast
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Parking none
Bicycle facilities 10 bike racks
Other information
Opened October 17, 1875; 138 years ago (1875-10-17)
Rebuilt April 28, 2012; 23 months ago (2012-04-28)[1]
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Metro
Station status in service
Formerly Vermont Avenue
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
toward Culver City
Expo Line
    Former services    
Pacific Electric
Air Line

Expo/Vermont station is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system, located on Exposition Boulevard at Vermont Avenue, in the West Adams District of Los Angeles. This station is served by the Expo Line.[2]

Service[edit]

Metro Rail service[edit]

Expo Line service hours are approximately from 4 AM to 12:30 AM daily. Service resumed Saturday, April 28, 2012. Regular scheduled service resumed Monday, April 30, 2012.

Location and design[edit]

Westbound Expo Line toward Culver City (Expo/Western)
Eastbound Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Expo Park/USC)

Expo/Vermont station is located in the median of Exposition Boulevard, on both sides of Vermont Avenue. The location is at a busy intersection in the West Adams District. The intersection of Expo/Vermont has three major destinations:

The station has "far-side" platforms: this means that the platforms are positioned on opposite sides of the intersection, and trains always stop at the platform after crossing the intersection.

The station's art, commissioned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, was created by artist Jessica Polzin McCoy. Entitled Neighborhood Portrait: Reconstructed, the 24-panel installation includes photographs that take the viewer inside of the homes of West Adams residents.[3] After constructing collages from her photos, McCoy then created intricate watercolor paintings of each collage. Artisans at Montreal-based Mosaika Art & Design worked closely with the artist to translate her watercolors into hand-glazed ceramic mosaic panels.[4]

History[edit]

This station closed on September 30, 1953 with closure of the Santa Monica Air Line (Pacific Electric) and remained out of service until re-opening in 2012. It was completely rebuilt for the opening of the Expo line from little more than a station stop.

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Media related to Expo/Vermont (Los Angeles Metro station) at Wikimedia Commons