Expo/Vermont
E Line 
Expo/Vermont station platform
Location1043 West Exposition Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°01′06″N 118°17′30″W / 34.0182°N 118.2916°W / 34.0182; -118.2916Coordinates: 34°01′06″N 118°17′30″W / 34.0182°N 118.2916°W / 34.0182; -118.2916
Owned byMetro
Platforms2 farside side platforms
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station[1] and racks
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 146 years ago (1875-10-17)
RebuiltApril 28, 2012; 9 years ago (2012-04-28)
Previous namesVermont Avenue
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Expo/Western E Line Expo Park/USC
Former services
Preceding station PE Bolt.svg Pacific Electric Following station
Western
towards Rustic Canyon
Air Line University
Location

Expo/Vermont is an at-grade light rail station on the E Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. The station is located in the center median of Exposition Boulevard at its intersection with Vermont Avenue, after which the station is named, near the Exposition Park and West Adams neighborhoods of Los Angeles.[2]

The station is located close to the University of Southern California (USC), and several major museums and sporting venues inside Exposition Park. During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the station will serve spectators traveling to and from the tempory swimming venue to be built inside Dedeaux Field, a baseball stadium on the USC campus.[3]

The station will be a transfer point to the Vermont Transit Corridor, a Los Angeles Metro Busway line scheduled to open just before the 2028 Summer Olympics.

History

Originally a stop on the Los Angeles and Independence and Pacific Electric railroads, it closed on September 30, 1953, with the closure of the Santa Monica Air Line and remained out of service until re-opening on Saturday, April 28, 2012. It was completely rebuilt for the opening of the Expo Line from little more than a station stop marker. Regular scheduled service resumed Monday, April 30, 2012.

Service

Station layout

Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound  E Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Expo/Western)
Eastbound  E Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (Expo Park/USC)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

The station has "far-side" platforms: this means that the platforms are positioned on opposite sides of the intersection, and trains always stop at the platform after crossing the intersection.

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 15 to 20-minute headways early Saturday and Sunday mornings). Night service is every 20 minutes.[4]

Connections

As of December 19, 2021, the following connections are available:[5]

Note: * indicates commuter service that operates only during weekday rush hours.

Notable places nearby

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

Station artwork

The station's art, commissioned by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, was created by artist Jessica Polzin McCoy. Entitled Neighborhood Portrait: Reconstructed, the 24-panel installation includes photographs that take the viewer inside of the homes of West Adams residents.[6] After constructing collages from her photos, McCoy then created intricate watercolor paintings of each collage. Artisans at Montreal-based Mosaika Art & Design worked closely with the artist to translate her watercolors into hand-glazed ceramic mosaic panels.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Station Map". Metro Bike Share (in American English). Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  2. ^ "Exposition Park & USC Area Connections" (PDF). Metro. June 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 18, 2012. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  3. ^ "Games Plan". 2028 Summer Olympics. Retrieved January 9, 2022.
  4. ^ "Metro E Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  5. ^ "E Line Timetable - Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 19, 2021. p. 2. Retrieved January 8, 2022.
  6. ^ "Neighborhood Portrait: Reconstructed". Metro Art (in American English). Retrieved December 7, 2021.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. ^ Bradner, Liesl (January 6, 2013). "Artists take Metro commuters on another kind of journey". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 9, 2022.

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