A Line 
General information
Location901 North Spring Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°03′49″N 118°14′09″W / 34.0635°N 118.2357°W / 34.0635; -118.2357
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Structure typeElevated
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station and racks
OpenedJuly 26, 2003; 20 years ago (2003-07-26)
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Lincoln/Cypress A Line Union Station
toward Long Beach
View from station platform.
Facing east from the mezannine plaza.

Chinatown station is an elevated light rail station on the A Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located along Spring Street above College Street in the Chinatown neighborhood of Los Angeles, just north of Downtown Los Angeles.[1] This station opened on July 26, 2003, as part of the original Gold Line, then known as the "Pasadena Metro Blue Line" project.

The Chinatown station is a short walk from North Broadway, a bustling street of Chinese-American restaurants and stores.[2] Broadway is accessible through a flat walkway between the North Mezzanine and Blossom Plaza, which is lined with businesses and apartment buildings.[3]


Station layout

L3 (Platforms) Northbound  A Line toward APU/Citrus College (Lincoln/Cypress)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound  A Line toward Long Beach (Union Station)
L2 North Mezzanine to Entrance/Exit, Blossom Plaza, ticket machines
G Street level Entrance/Exit, ticket machines

Hours and frequency

A Line service hours are from approximately 4:30 a.m. and 11:45 p.m daily. Trains operate every 8 minutes during peak hours, Monday through Friday. During weekday midday and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., trains run every 10 minutes. Night and early morning service is approximately every 20 minutes every day.[4]


As of June 16, 2023, the following connections are available:[5]

Notable places nearby

The station is within walking distance of the following notable places:


  1. ^ "Gold Line station information". Archived from the original on January 19, 2010. Retrieved June 22, 2009.
  2. ^ Woodson, Joy L. (August 13, 2003). "Ringing in a New Era in Old Chinatown". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 14, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  3. ^ Sharp, Steven (September 1, 2016). "Chinatown's Blossom Plaza Crosses the Finish Line". Urbanize LA. Archived from the original on February 1, 2023. Retrieved February 1, 2023.
  4. ^ "Metro A Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  5. ^ "A Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 16, 2023. p. 2. Retrieved June 17, 2023.

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