L Line 
Chinatown station from Spring Street
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; -118.2357Coordinates: 34°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
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJuly 26, 2003; 19 years ago (2003-07-26)
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Union Station
toward Atlantic
L Line Lincoln/Cypress
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Union Station A Line Lincoln/Cypress

Chinatown station is an elevated light rail station on the L 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]

This station and all the other original and Foothill Extension stations will be part of the A Line upon completion of the Regional Connector project in 2022.


Station layout

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

Hours and frequency

L Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:15 AM daily. Monday through Friday, trains on the L Line operate every 10 minutes during peak hours, every 12 minutes during the midday hours, and every 20 minutes into the evening. During the weekends, trains operate every 12 minutes most of the day, but every 20 minutes in the early morning and evening hours.[3]


As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[4]

Notable places nearby


  1. ^ "Gold Line station information".
  2. ^ Woodson, Joy L. (August 13, 2003). "Ringing in a New Era in Old Chinatown". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  3. ^ "Metro L Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 27, 2021. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "L Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved May 12, 2022.

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