List of Los Angeles Metro Rail stations - Wikipedia

List of Los Angeles Metro Rail stations

The Los Angeles Metro Rail is an urban rail transit system in Los Angeles County, California, operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA or Metro). The system includes 93 metro stations with two rapid transit lines and four light rail lines, covering 98 miles (158 km) of route service.[1] In 2019, the Metro Rail system served an average 295,889 passengers each weekday, totaling 93.2 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 two Metro Busway bus rapid transit lines.

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, including its six rail lines and two Metro Busway bus rapid transit lines.

HistoryEdit

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]

SystemEdit

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. 49 of the stations are within the city of Los Angeles and the other 44 stations are located in surrounding communities in Los Angeles County.

LinesEdit

There are six Metro Rail lines; each line is associated with a letter.

Line name Stations Termini Length[1][18] Weekday ridership
(2019)[2]
Type[1] Former name
  A Line 22 Downtown Long Beach (south)
7th Street/Metro Center (north)
22 miles (35 km) 27,531 Light rail   Blue Line
  B Line 14 North Hollywood (north)
Union Station (south)
16.4 miles (26.4 km) 133,413[A] Rapid transit (subway)   Red Line
  C Line 14 Redondo Beach (west)
Norwalk (east)
20 miles (32 km) 29,287 Light rail   Green Line
  D Line 8 Wilshire/Western (west)
Union Station (east)
6.4 miles (10.3 km) 133,413[A] Rapid transit (subway)   Purple Line
  E Line 19 Downtown Santa Monica (west)
7th Street/Metro Center (east)
15.2 miles (24.5 km) 58,002 Light rail   Expo Line
  L Line 27 Atlantic (south)
APU/Citrus College (north)
31 miles (50 km) 47,656 Light rail   Gold Line

StationsEdit

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

* Transfer stations
** Termini
Transfer stations and termini
 
Side view of Chinatown station
 
Platform of Fillmore station
 
A Line platform at the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station
Station Line(s) Location[19][20] Date opened[21] Ref(s).
1st Street   A Line Long Beach September 1, 1990 [22]
5th Street   A Line Long Beach September 1, 1990 [22]
7th Street/Metro Center   A Line
  B Line
  D Line
  E Line
Los Angeles (Financial District) February 15, 1991 [22]
[23]
[24]
[25]
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 [22]
Allen   L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Anaheim Street   A Line Long Beach July 14, 1990 [22]
APU/Citrus College**   L Line Azusa March 5, 2016 [27]
Arcadia   L Line Arcadia March 5, 2016 [27]
Artesia   A Line Compton July 14, 1990 [22]
Atlantic**   L Line East Los Angeles November 15, 2009 [26]
Avalon   C Line Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) August 12, 1995 [28]
Aviation/LAX   C Line Los Angeles (Westchester) August 12, 1995 [28]
Azusa Downtown   L Line Azusa March 5, 2016 [27]
Chinatown   L Line Los Angeles (Chinatown) July 27, 2003 [26]
Civic Center/Grand Park   B Line
  D Line
Los Angeles (Civic Center) January 30, 1993 [23]
[24]
Compton   A Line Compton July 14, 1990 [22]
Crenshaw   C Line Hawthorne August 12, 1995 [28]
Culver City   E Line Culver City June 20, 2012 [25]
Del Amo   A Line Rancho Dominguez July 14, 1990 [22]
Del Mar   L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Douglas   C Line El Segundo August 12, 1995 [28]
Downtown Long Beach   A Line Long Beach September 1, 1990 [22]
Downtown Santa Monica**   E Line Santa Monica May 20, 2016 [17]
Duarte/City of Hope   L Line Duarte March 5, 2016 [27]
East LA Civic Center   L Line East Los Angeles November 15, 2009 [26]
El Segundo   C Line El Segundo August 12, 1995 [28]
Expo/Bundy   E Line Los Angeles (Sawtelle) May 20, 2016 [17]
Expo/Crenshaw   E Line Los Angeles (Jefferson Park) April 28, 2012 [25]
Expo/La Brea   E Line Los Angeles (Baldwin Hills) April 28, 2012 [25]
Expo/Sepulveda   E Line Los Angeles (Rancho Park) May 20, 2016 [17]
Expo/Vermont   E Line Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [25]
Expo/Western   E Line Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [25]
Expo Park/USC   E Line Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [25]
Farmdale   E Line Los Angeles (Adams) June 20, 2012 [25]
Fillmore   L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Firestone   A Line Florence-Graham July 14, 1990 [22]
Florence   A Line Florence-Graham July 14, 1990 [22]
Grand/LATTC   A Line Los Angeles (Historic South Central) July 14, 1990 [22]
Harbor Freeway   C Line Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) August 12, 1995 [28]
Hawthorne/Lennox   C Line Hawthorne August 12, 1995 [28]
Heritage Square   L Line Los Angeles (Cypress Park) July 27, 2003 [26]
Highland Park   L Line Los Angeles (Highland Park) July 27, 2003 [26]
Hollywood/Highland   B Line Los Angeles (Hollywood) June 24, 2000 [23]
Hollywood/Vine   B Line Los Angeles (Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [23]
Hollywood/Western   B Line Los Angeles (East Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [23]
Indiana   L Line Los Angeles (East Los Angeles) November 15, 2009 [26]
Irwindale   L Line Irwindale March 5, 2016 [27]
Jefferson/USC   E Line Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [25]
La Cienega/Jefferson   E Line Los Angeles (Baldwin Hills) April 28, 2012 [25]
Lake   L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Lakewood Boulevard   C Line Downey August 12, 1995 [28]
LATTC/Ortho Institute   E Line Los Angeles (Historic South Central) April 28, 2012 [25]
Lincoln/Cypress   L Line Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights / Cypress Park) July 27, 2003 [26]
Little Tokyo / Arts District   L Line Los Angeles (Little Tokyo / Arts District) November 15, 2009 [26]
Long Beach Boulevard   C Line Lynwood August 12, 1995 [28]
Maravilla   L Line East Los Angeles November 15, 2009 [26]
Mariachi Plaza   L Line Los Angeles (Boyle Heights) November 15, 2009 [26]
Mariposa   C Line El Segundo August 12, 1995 [28]
Memorial Park   L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Monrovia   L Line Monrovia March 5, 2016 [27]
North Hollywood**   B Line Los Angeles (North Hollywood) June 24, 2000 [23]
Norwalk**   C Line Norwalk August 12, 1995 [28]
Pacific Avenue   A Line Long Beach September 1, 1990 [22]
Pacific Coast Highway   A Line Long Beach July 14, 1990 [22]
Palms   E Line Los Angeles (Palms) May 20, 2016 [17]
Pershing Square   B Line
  D Line
Los Angeles (Financial District / Jewelry District) January 30, 1993 [23]
[24]
Pico*   A Line
  E Line
Los Angeles (South Park) July 14, 1990 [22]
[25]
Pico / Aliso   L Line Los Angeles (Boyle Heights) November 15, 2009 [26]
Redondo Beach**   C Line Redondo Beach August 12, 1995 [28]
San Pedro   A Line Los Angeles (Historic South Central) July 14, 1990 [22]
Sierra Madre Villa   L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Slauson   A Line Florence-Graham July 14, 1990 [22]
Soto   L Line Los Angeles (Boyle Heights) November 15, 2009 [26]
South Pasadena   L Line South Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Southwest Museum   L Line Los Angeles (Highland Park / Mount Washington) July 27, 2003 [26]
Union Station   B Line
  L Line
  D Line
Los Angeles (El Pueblo) January 30, 1993[B] [23]
[26]
[24]
Universal City/Studio City   B Line Los Angeles (Studio City) June 24, 2000 [23]
Vermont/Athens   C Line Los Angeles (Athens / South Los Angeles) August 12, 1995 [28]
Vermont/Beverly   B Line Los Angeles (Koreatown) June 12, 1999 [23]
Vermont/Santa Monica   B Line Los Angeles (East Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [23]
Vermont/Sunset   B Line Los Angeles (East Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [23]
Vernon   A Line Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) July 14, 1990 [22]
Wardlow   A Line Long Beach July 14, 1990 [22]
Washington   A Line Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) July 14, 1990 [22]
Westlake/MacArthur Park   B Line
  D Line
Los Angeles (Westlake) January 30, 1993 [23]
[24]
Westwood/Rancho Park   E Line Los Angeles (Rancho Park) May 20, 2016 [17]
Willow Street   A Line Long Beach July 14, 1990 [22]
Willowbrook/Rosa Parks*   A Line
  C Line
Willowbrook July 14, 1990 [22]
[28]
Wilshire/Normandie   D Line Los Angeles (Koreatown) May 22, 1996 [24]
Wilshire/Vermont*   B Line
  D Line
Los Angeles (Koreatown) May 22, 1996 [23]
[24]
Wilshire/Western**   D Line Los Angeles (Koreatown) May 22, 1996 [24]

FutureEdit

Station Line(s)
(Project name)
Location[19] Opening Ref(s).
Arleta (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Arleta) 2028 [30]
Aviation/96th*   Crenshaw/LAX Line  Los Angeles (Westchester) 2023 [31]
Aviation/Century   Crenshaw/LAX Line  Los Angeles (Westchester) 2021 [32]
Century City/Constellation   D Line
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Century City) 2025 [33]
Claremont   A Line
(Foothill Extension)
Claremont 2028 [34]
Downtown Inglewood   Crenshaw/LAX Line  Inglewood 2021 [32]
Fairview Heights   Crenshaw/LAX Line  Inglewood / Los Angeles (Hyde Park) 2021 [32]
Glendora   A Line
(Foothill Extension)
Glendora 2025 [34]
Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill   A Line
  E Line
(Regional Connector)
Los Angeles (Bunker Hill) 2022 [35]
Historic Broadway   A Line
  E Line
(Regional Connector)
Los Angeles (Civic Center) 2022 [35]
Hyde Park   Crenshaw/LAX Line  Los Angeles (Hyde Park) 2021 [32]
La Verne   A Line
(Foothill Extension)
La Verne 2025 [34]
Laurel Canyon (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Pacoima) 2028 [30]
Leimert Park   Crenshaw/LAX Line  Los Angeles (Leimert Park) 2021 [32]
Little Tokyo/Arts District
(rebuilt)
  A Line
  E Line
(Regional Connector)
Los Angeles (Little Tokyo) 2022 [35]
Maclay (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) San Fernando 2028 [30]
Martin Luther King Jr.   Crenshaw/LAX Line  Los Angeles (Baldwin Hills / Crenshaw) 2021 [32]
Montclair**   A Line
(Foothill Extension)
Montclair 2028 [34]
Nordhoff (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Panorama City) 2028 [30]
Paxton (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Pacoima) 2028 [30]
Pomona   A Line
(Foothill Extension)
Pomona 2025 [34]
Roscoe (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Panorama City) 2028 [30]
San Dimas   A Line
(Foothill Extension)
San Dimas 2025 [34]
Saticoy Street
(Van Nuys Metrolink/Amtrak)
(East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Van Nuys) 2028 [30]
Sherman Way (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Van Nuys) 2028 [30]
Sylmar/San Fernando** (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Sylmar) 2028 [30]
Van Nuys** (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Van Nuys) 2028 [30]
Van Nuys/San Fernando (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Pacoima) 2028 [30]
Vanowen (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Van Nuys) 2028 [30]
Victory (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Van Nuys) 2028 [30]
Westchester/Veterans   Crenshaw/LAX Line  Inglewood / Los Angeles (Westchester) 2021 [32]
Westwood/UCLA   D Line
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Westwood) 2027 [33]
Westwood/VA Hospital**   D Line
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Westwood) 2027 [33]
Wilshire/Fairfax   D Line
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Beverly Grove / Carthay / Mid-Wilshire) 2023 [33]
Wilshire/La Brea   D Line
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Hancock Park / Mid-Wilshire) 2023 [33]
Wilshire/La Cienega   D Line
(Westside Extension)
Beverly Hills 2023 [33]
Wilshire/Rodeo   D Line
(Westside Extension)
Beverly Hills 2025 [33]
Woodman (East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor) Los Angeles (Arleta) 2028 [30]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ a b Ridership data is combined for both B and D 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.[29]

ReferencesEdit

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