Expo/Vermont station

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E Line 
Expo & Vermont Expo Line Station 2.JPG
Expo/Vermont Station, eastbound platform.
Location1043 Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles
Coordinates34°01′06″N 118°17′30″W / 34.0182°N 118.2916°W / 34.0182; -118.2916Coordinates: 34°01′06″N 118°17′30″W / 34.0182°N 118.2916°W / 34.0182; -118.2916
Owned byMetro
Platforms2 farside
ConnectionsMetro Local: 102, 204
Metro Rapid: 754;
Metro Express: 550 (M-F, Peak Only)
LADOT DASH: F, Southeast
Bicycle facilities10 bike racks
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 145 years ago (1875-10-17)
RebuiltApril 28, 2012; 8 years ago (2012-04-28)[1]
Previous namesVermont Avenue
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Expo/Western E Line Expo Park/USC
Former services
Preceding station PE Bolt.svg Pacific Electric Following station
Western Air Line
discontinued 1953

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


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]

Platform Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound  E Linetoward Downtown Santa Monica (Expo/Western)
Eastbound  E Linetoward 7th Street/Metro Center (Expo Park/USC)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

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 several 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]


Originally a stop on the Los Angeles and Independence and Pacific Electric railroads, it closed on September 30, 1953 with closure of the Santa Monica Air Line and remained out of service until re-opening on Saturday, April 28, 2012. It was completely rebuilt for the opening of the Expo Line from little more than a station stop marker. Regular scheduled service resumed Monday, April 30, 2012.

The Vermont Transit Corridor is expected to interchange here when that service commences.


External links[edit]

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