17th St/SMC
E Line 
17th Street/Santa Monica College station platform in 2016
General information
Other names17th Street/Santa Monica College
Location1701 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, California
Coordinates34°01′25″N 118°28′47″W / 34.0237°N 118.4797°W / 34.0237; -118.4797Coordinates: 34°01′25″N 118°28′47″W / 34.0237°N 118.4797°W / 34.0237; -118.4797
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsBig Blue Bus
Parking70 spaces[3]
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station,[1] racks and lockers[2]
Disabled accessYes
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 146 years ago (October 17, 1875)
RebuiltMay 20, 2016; 6 years ago (May 20, 2016)
Previous namesSunset
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Downtown Santa Monica
E Line 26th Street/Bergamot

17th Street/Santa Monica College station is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system located near the intersection of 17th Street and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California. It is served by the E Line.[4]


The interurban Santa Monica Air Line ran south of Colorado on a private right-of-way in this area. While the E Line follows the Air Line's right-of-way for much of its route, the line and its stations in this area were moved to the median of Colorado Boulevard per a request from the City of Santa Monica during its design phase.


Station layout

Westbound E Line E Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound E Line E Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (26th Street/Bergamot)

The station is located in the Midtown District of Santa Monica, in the center of Colorado Avenue west of 17th Street, adjacent to Memorial Park: the City of Santa Monica refers to this station area as the "Memorial Park Neighborhood Transit Village".[5] It is three blocks from Santa Monica College.

The east end of the station is at 17th Street and the west end of the station is mid-block between 15th and 16th Streets with entrances at either end. Parking and an off-street bus stop is located just south of Colorado between 16th and 17th Streets.[6]

Hours and frequency

E Line trains run every day between approximately 4:30 a.m. and 12:30 am. Trains operate every ten minutes during peak hours Monday through Friday, every twelve minutes during the daytime on weekdays and all day on the weekends after approximately 8 a.m. (with a 15 to 20-minute headway early Saturday and Sunday mornings). Night service is every 20 minutes.[7]


As of December 19, 2021, the following connections are available:[8]


  1. ^ "Station Map". Metro Bike Share. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Secure Bike Parking on Metro" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  3. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (May 14, 2016). "The Expo Line is finally coming to the Westside, but limited parking raises concerns". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on August 12, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "2010 Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE)". Archived from the original on March 5, 2012. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on October 9, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Metro E Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  8. ^ "E Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 19, 2021. p. 2. Retrieved January 8, 2022.