Downtown Santa Monica
E Line 
Downtown Santa Monica station, July 2017.JPG
Downtown Santa Monica station in 2017
General information
Location401 Colorado Avenue
Santa Monica, California
Coordinates34°00′50″N 118°29′32″W / 34.0138°N 118.4921°W / 34.0138; -118.4921Coordinates: 34°00′50″N 118°29′32″W / 34.0138°N 118.4921°W / 34.0138; -118.4921
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms2 island platforms
Tracks3
Connections
Construction
ParkingPaid parking nearby, kiss and ride facility
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station,[1] and racks
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 146 years ago (October 17, 1875)
RebuiltMay 20, 2016; 6 years ago (May 20, 2016)
Previous namesTool House; Santa Monica
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Terminus E Line 17th Street/Santa Monica College
Location

Downtown Santa Monica station is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located near the intersection of 4th Street and Colorado Avenue in downtown Santa Monica, California. It is the E Line's western terminal station.[2]

Overview

Aerial view of station location with train in 1894
Aerial view of station location with train in 1894

The station is located in Downtown Santa Monica, off-street in the block bounded by 4th and 5th Streets, Colorado Avenue, and the 10 Freeway.[3] The site is located in the midst of Santa Monica's Civic Center, within a short walk of the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Pier, the Third Street Promenade, the Civic Auditorium, and Santa Monica High School. The block was formerly the location of a Sears auto center, which was demolished in 2010 to make way for the station.[4]

A trip from downtown Santa Monica to downtown Los Angeles takes 47 minutes.[5]

During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the station will serve spectators traveling to and from venues located in Santa Monica and Venice.[6]

Service

Station layout

Platform Eastbound  E Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (17th Street/Santa Monica College)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Eastbound  E Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (17th Street/Santa Monica College)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Eastbound  E Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (17th Street/Santa Monica College)

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]

Connections

As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[8]

References

  1. ^ "Station Map". Metro Bike Share. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Expo Line:Phase 2:Overview". Buildexpo.org. Archived from the original on August 12, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2011.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on July 25, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Nick Taborek (April 2, 2010). "Expo station site begins transformation – Santa Monica Daily Press". Smdp.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2012. Retrieved September 7, 2010.
  5. ^ "The Expo Line Will Open In Santa Monica On May 20". LAist. Archived from the original on May 13, 2016. Retrieved May 24, 2016.
  6. ^ http://la24-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/assets/pdf/LA2024-canditature-part2_english.pdf[bare URL PDF]
  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. February 20, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved July 12, 2022.

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