Hollywood/Western
B Line 
Hollywood-Western platform 2016.jpg
Hollywood/Western station platform
General information
Location5450 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°06′05″N 118°18′33″W / 34.1015°N 118.3092°W / 34.1015; -118.3092Coordinates: 34°06′05″N 118°18′33″W / 34.1015°N 118.3092°W / 34.1015; -118.3092
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station,[1] racks and lockers[2]
History
OpenedJune 12, 1999; 23 years ago (1999-06-12)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Hollywood/Vine B Line Vermont/Sunset
Location

Hollywood/Western 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 Western Avenue, after which the station is named, in the Thai Town/Little Armenia neighborhood of East Hollywood in Los Angeles.

Station design

Mezzanine level of the station
Mezzanine level of the station

Hollywood/Western station has a single island platform oriented east–west under Hollywood Boulevard, with a mezzanine above. The single station entrance and elevator are located in a plaza on the southeast corner of the intersection.[3] The station was designed by Escudero–Fribourg Architects, while May Sun designed the interior finish and artworks, which reflect the neighborhood's immigrant heritage.[4] The walls and floors are covered by black, gray, and white tiles, with colorful highlights on the walls.[5] Armenian, Chinese, and Mayan symbols are depicted on granite pavers. Some wall panels display historic photographs of the neighborhood; others have depictions of fossils discovered during excavation of the station.[4] Sculptures of two Pacific Electric Red Cars hang over the platform from the mezzanine wall.[6]

Service

Station layout

Hollywood/Western 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 toward North Hollywood (Hollywood/Vine)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound  B Line toward Union Station (Vermont/Sunset)

Hours and frequency

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.[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. ^ "Secure Bike Parking on Metro" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "Hollywood Hollywood/Western /Western Connections" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  4. ^ a b Muchnic, Suzanne (June 6, 1999). "Fare Includes Art and History". Los Angeles Times – Sunday Calendar. pp. 5, 49, 50. Retrieved March 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Mitchell, John L. (June 13, 1999). "Metro Rail's Hollywood Connection Gets Thumbs Up From Commuters". Los Angeles Times. p. 45. Retrieved March 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Untitled – Sun". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  7. ^ "Metro B Line schedule". Metro. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  8. ^ "B & D Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2.

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