B Line 
Hollywood/Highland station platform
General information
Location6815 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, California
Coordinates34°06′06″N 118°20′19″W / 34.1016°N 118.3386°W / 34.1016; -118.3386
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Structure typeUnderground
ParkingPaid parking nearby
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station[1]
OpenedJune 24, 2000; 23 years ago (2000-06-24)
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Universal City B Line Hollywood/Vine

Hollywood/Highland station is an underground rapid transit (known locally as a subway) station on the B Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located under Hollywood Boulevard at its intersection with Highland Avenue, after which the station is named, in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood.

The station's entrance is located inside the Ovation Hollywood development which was built at about the same time as the station. The main entrances faces Hollywood Boulevard and is located in the center of the tourist area of Hollywood, near such attractions including the Dolby Theatre, El Capitan Theatre, TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Museum and the Ripley's Believe It or Not! museum.


The station is in Hollywood on the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue. Its entrance is inside the Ovation Hollywood shopping complex, on the Hollywood Boulevard side of the building.[2] Pacific Electric Red Car interurban trains stopped on the surface in the early 1900s; this marked the junction of the Hollywood Line with the San Fernando Valley lines to Owensmouth and San Fernando.[3]

The Ovation Hollywood is the home of the Dolby Theatre, which has been the venue of the annual Academy Awards ceremony since 2002. Due to security concerns, the Hollywood/Highland station is generally closed on the day of the ceremony.

Design and architecture

The station headhouse at night in 2016

The design of the station was created by three different firms. The designer of the station is Sheila Klein, and the constructor of the station is CannonDesign. The lighting, material and mechanical design are from HLB Lighting Design.

The construction of the station were to be made of equipments given by the Metro, which according to HLB, made it challenging. The lighting pillars of the station was to resemble like a flower, and it was carefully sized to match well with the smooth, curved ceiling which 'resembled a belly'.[4] Sheila Klein named the architecture of the station, "Underground Girl".[5]


Station layout

Hollywood/Highland is a two-story station; the top level is a mezzanine with ticket machines while the bottom is the platform level. The station uses a simple island platform with two tracks.

G Street level Entrance/Exit
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Entrance/Exit
B2 Northbound B Line B Line toward North Hollywood (Universal City/Studio City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound B Line B Line toward Union Station (Hollywood/Vine)

Hours and frequency

B Line trains run every day between approximately 4:30 a.m. and midnight. Trains operate every 12 minutes during peak hours. Early morning and night service is approximately every 20 minutes.[6]


As of December 11, 2022, the following connections are available:[7]

Future K Line connection

Main article: K Line Northern Extension

The K Line will possibly connect to this station via a future northern extension from its current northern terminus at Expo/Crenshaw station, which would offer connections to West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Crenshaw District, Leimert Park, Miracle Mile, City of Inglewood, and LAX. It will also allow connections to the E Line, D Line, and C Line as well as the LAX Automated People Mover.[8]


  1. ^ "Station Map". Metro Bike Share. 27 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 January 2022. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  2. ^ Red Line Archived March 19, 2007, at the Wayback Machine LACMTA Retrieved October 18, 2009
  3. ^ "Pacific Electric Time Tables" (PDF). wx4's Dome of Foam. Pacific Electric. September 1, 1934. p. 28. Archived (PDF) from the original on September 1, 2021. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  4. ^ "Los Angeles Metro Rail Hollywood / Highland Station". Horton Lees Brodgen (HLB) Lighting Design. Horton Lees Brodgen (HLB) Lighting Design. Archived from the original on March 5, 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2015.
  5. ^ "Metro Art rendezvous: May art tours". TheSource: Transportation News & Views. Heidi Zeller. Archived from the original on January 22, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  6. ^ "Metro B Line schedule". Metro. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  7. ^ "B & D Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2022. p. 2. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 14, 2022. Retrieved December 14, 2022.
  8. ^ "Light Rail extension to West Hollywood might happen much sooner than planned". Curbed Los Angeles. Jeff Wattenhofer. September 20, 2016. Archived from the original on September 22, 2016. Retrieved September 20, 2016.

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