|Location||6250 Hollywood Boulevard|
Los Angeles, California
|Owned by||Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Parking||Paid parking nearby|
|Bicycle facilities||Metro Bike Share station, Metro Bike Hub, and racks|
|Opened||June 12, 1999|
Hollywood/Vine 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 below the iconic Hollywood and Vine intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, after which the station is named, in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Hollywood.
The central station of the three subway stops in Hollywood, within walking distance of many important Hollywood landmarks including the Capitol Records Building, CBS Columbia Square, The Fonda Theatre, Hollywood Palladium and Pantages Theatre. The station is also below the Hollywood Walk of Fame and close to the Gower Gulch.
Hollywood/Vine opened on June 12, 1999, as the western terminus of the northern branch of the Red Line. Upon the opening of the westward extension to North Hollywood in 2000, it lost its title as the end of the line.
In accordance with Metro's initiatives to spur transit-oriented development around its stations, Hollywood/Vine has become a prime target for regeneration. The W Hotel opened a 300-room location in a 2.3-acre (0.93 ha) mixed-use site with condominiums and 30,000 sq ft (2,790 m2) of street retail space. In addition, the 1600 Vine complex to the south contains 375 apartments and 28,000 sq ft (2,600 m2) of street-level retail.
Hollywood/Vine 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.
|B1||Mezzanine||Faregates, ticket machines, to Entrance/Exit|
|B2||Northbound||← B Line toward North Hollywood (Hollywood/Highland)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound||B Line toward Union Station (Hollywood/Western) →|
B Line trains run every day between approximately 4:30 a.m. and midnight. 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 10 a.m. (with a 15-minute headway early Saturday and Sunday mornings). Night service is every 20 minutes.
As of February 20, 2022[update], the following connections are available:
Respected Southern California based architect Adolfo E. Miralles, FAIA was selected to design this landmark station. Each B Line station was assigned a professional artist to design original art. Local Los Angeles Chicano artist Gilbert Luján (aka Magu) was selected to create the artwork for this station. "Light" was one of the central themes of the station because of its pervasiveness in Hollywood, from stars to light that passes through projectors to show films to the sun in sunny southern California. Cultural motifs in the form of So Cal cultural icons are also prevalent throughout the myriad of ceramic tiles lining the walls of the corridors as passengers descend into the railway tunnel. Benches for waiting passengers were fashioned as classic car lowriders on pedestals.
The station has, perhaps, the most detail and decorations of any station in the entire Metro system. This station is among the most pleasant and "fun" stations and tourists may find this station the most enjoyable. Other features include two movie projectors donated by Paramount Pictures pointed towards a representation of a movie screen flanked by large curtains. The ceiling of the station is covered with empty film reels. Pillars that provide support for the station are designed to look like palm trees, and beneath the handrail of the stairs are musical notes for the famed song "Hooray for Hollywood." Passengers making their way to the street follow the "Yellow Brick Road" while passing many colored tiles that depict icons or represent southern California lifestyle.
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