The current Los Angeles Metro Rail system map, including its six rail lines and two Metro Busway bus rapid transit lines.
The current Los Angeles Metro Rail system map, including its six rail lines and two Metro Busway bus rapid transit lines.

The Los Angeles Metro Rail is an urban rail transit system in Los Angeles County, California, operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LACMTA or Metro). The system includes 93 metro stations with two rapid transit lines and four light rail lines, covering 98 miles (158 km) of route service.[1] In 2019, the Metro Rail system served an average 295,889 passengers each weekday, totaling 93.2 million passengers in the calendar year.[2] Metro Rail is one of the largest rapid transit and light rail systems in the United States by ridership.[3] The system is complemented by two Metro Busway bus rapid transit lines.

History

Metro Rail began service on July 14, 1990, when the light rail Blue Line opened between Pico and Anaheim stations;[4] the line was extended to Downtown Long Beach and Pacific Avenue stations on September 1.[5] The Blue Line was extended one stop northward from Pico to 7th Street/Metro Center on February 15, 1991.[6] The next Metro Rail line, the rapid transit Red Line, opened on January 30, 1993, between Union Station and Westlake/MacArthur Park station.[7] The light rail Green Line, the system's third line, opened on August 12, 1995 from Norwalk to Redondo Beach stations.[8] Metro Rail's next expansion occurred on May 22, 1996, when the Red Line expanded westward from Westlake/MacArthur Park to Wilshire/Western stations.[9] The Red Line expanded again on June 12, 1999, with a branch from Wilshire/Vermont to Hollywood/Vine stations.[10] The final section of the Red Line opened on June 24, 2000, from Hollywood/Vine station to North Hollywood station, completing the Red Line as originally planned.[11] A fourth Metro Rail line, the light rail Gold Line, opened on July 27, 2003 between Union Station and Sierra Madre Villa station in Pasadena.[12] The rapid transit Purple Line became the fifth Metro Rail line on August 24, 2006, when LACMTA separated the Red Line into two separate services; the branch between Union Station and Wilshire/Western station became the Purple Line while the branch between Union Station and North Hollywood station remained the Red Line.[13] The Gold Line was later extended to Atlantic station in East Los Angeles on November 15, 2009.[14] The light rail Expo Line opened between 7th Street/Metro Center and La Cienega/Jefferson on April 28, 2012; two additional stations opened on June 20, 2012.[15] The Gold Line's second extension opened on March 5, 2016 and added six more stations from Sierra Madre Villa from to APU/Citrus College.[16] An extension to the Expo Line on May 20, 2016 added seven stations.[17]

System

The system has 93 stations serving its six lines. Five of these stations are transfer stations, which allow passengers to transfer between lines. Ten of these stations are termini—stations at the end of lines. 49 of the stations are within the city of Los Angeles and the other 44 stations are located in surrounding communities in Los Angeles County.

Lines

There are six Metro Rail lines; each line is associated with a letter.

Line name Stations Termini Length[1][18] Weekday ridership
(2019)[2]
Type[1] Former name
 A Line 22 Downtown Long Beach (south)
7th Street/Metro Center (north)
22 miles (35 km) 27,531 Light rail LACMTA Circle Blue Line.svg Blue Line
 B Line 14 North Hollywood (north)
Union Station (south)
16.4 miles (26.4 km) 133,413[A] Rapid transit (subway) LACMTA Circle Red Line.svg Red Line
 C Line 14 Redondo Beach (west)
Norwalk (east)
20 miles (32 km) 29,287 Light rail LACMTA Circle Green Line.svg Green Line
 D Line 8 Wilshire/Western (west)
Union Station (east)
6.4 miles (10.3 km) 133,413[A] Rapid transit (subway) LACMTA Circle Purple Line.svg Purple Line
 E Line 19 Downtown Santa Monica (west)
7th Street/Metro Center (east)
15.2 miles (24.5 km) 58,002 Light rail LACMTA Circle E Line.svg Expo Line
 L Line 27 Atlantic (south)
APU/Citrus College (north)
31 miles (50 km) 47,656 Light rail LACMTA Circle Gold Line.svg Gold Line

Stations

For stations served by more than one line, lines are listed in the order of opening.

* Transfer stations
** Termini
Transfer stations and termini
Station Image Line(s) Location[19][20] Date opened[21] Ref(s).
1st Street
View of 1st Street station
 A Line Long Beach September 1, 1990 [22]
5th Street
View of 5th Street station
 A Line Long Beach September 1, 1990 [22]
7th Street/Metro Center
A view of the light rail platform (top) and the subway platform (bottom) from a staircase at 7th Street/Metro Center station
 A Line
 B Line
 D Line
 E Line
Los Angeles (Financial District) February 15, 1991 [22]
[23]
[24]
[25]
17th Street/Santa Monica College
The entrance to 17th Street/Santa Monica College station
 E Line Santa Monica May 20, 2016 [17]
26th Street/Bergamot
E Line train at 26th Street/Bergamot station
 E Line Santa Monica May 20, 2016 [17]
103rd Street/Watts Towers
The platform at 103rd Street/Watts Towers station
 A Line Los Angeles (Watts) July 14, 1990 [22]
Allen
The platform at Allen station
 L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Anaheim Street
The platform at Anaheim Street station
 A Line Long Beach July 14, 1990 [22]
APU/Citrus College**
The platform at APU/Citrus College station
 L Line Azusa March 5, 2016 [27]
Arcadia
The platform at Arcadia station
 L Line Arcadia March 5, 2016 [27]
Artesia
The platform at Artesia station
 A Line Compton July 14, 1990 [22]
Atlantic**
L Line train at Atlantic station
 L Line East Los Angeles November 15, 2009 [26]
Avalon
The platform at Avalon station
 C Line Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) August 12, 1995 [28]
Aviation/LAX
The platform at Aviation/LAX station
 C Line Los Angeles (Westchester) August 12, 1995 [28]
Azusa Downtown
The platform at Azusa Downtown station
 L Line Azusa March 5, 2016 [27]
Chinatown
Side view of Chinatown station
 L Line Los Angeles (Chinatown) July 27, 2003 [26]
Civic Center/Grand Park
View of the platform at Civic Center/Grand Park station from the mezzanine level
 B Line
 D Line
Los Angeles (Civic Center) January 30, 1993 [23]
[24]
Compton
The platform at Compton station
 A Line Compton July 14, 1990 [22]
Crenshaw
The platform at Crenshaw station
 C Line Hawthorne August 12, 1995 [28]
Culver City
A train at Culver City station
 E Line Culver City June 20, 2012 [25]
Del Amo
The platform at Del Amo station
 A Line Rancho Dominguez July 14, 1990 [22]
Del Mar
A train at Del Mar station
 L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Douglas
The platform at Douglas station
 C Line El Segundo August 12, 1995 [28]
Downtown Long Beach
Side view of Downtown Long Beach station
 A Line Long Beach September 1, 1990 [22]
Downtown Santa Monica**
A view of Downtown Santa Monica station, 2017
 E Line Santa Monica May 20, 2016 [17]
Duarte/City of Hope
A view of Duarte/City of Hope station
 L Line Duarte March 5, 2016 [27]
East LA Civic Center
A southbound train at East LA Civic Center Station
 L Line East Los Angeles November 15, 2009 [26]
El Segundo
The platform at El Segundo station
 C Line El Segundo August 12, 1995 [28]
Expo/Bundy
Side view of Expo/Bundy station
 E Line Los Angeles (Sawtelle) May 20, 2016 [17]
Expo/Crenshaw
A westbound train at Expo/Crenshaw station
 E Line Los Angeles (Jefferson Park) April 28, 2012 [25]
Expo/La Brea
La Brea/Expo Station, under construction in 2011
 E Line Los Angeles (Baldwin Hills) April 28, 2012 [25]
Expo/Sepulveda
An Expo/Sepulveda station sign
 E Line Los Angeles (Rancho Park) May 20, 2016 [17]
Expo/Vermont
The eastbound platform at Expo/Vermont station
 E Line Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [25]
Expo/Western
The eastbound platform at Expo/Western station
 E Line Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [25]
Expo Park/USC
The westbound platform at Expo Park/USC station
 E Line Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [25]
Farmdale
The westbound platform at Farmdale station
 E Line Los Angeles (Adams) June 20, 2012 [25]
Fillmore
The platform at Fillmore station
 L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Firestone
A view of Firestone station from street level
 A Line Florence-Graham July 14, 1990 [22]
Florence
The platform at Florence station
 A Line Florence-Graham July 14, 1990 [22]
Grand/LATTC
The platform at Grand station
 A Line Los Angeles (Historic South Central) July 14, 1990 [22]
Harbor Freeway
A westbound train at Harbor Freeway station
 C Line Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) August 12, 1995 [28]
Hawthorne/Lennox
The platform at Hawthorne/Lennox station
 C Line Hawthorne August 12, 1995 [28]
Heritage Square
A view of Heritage Square station
 L Line Los Angeles (Cypress Park) July 27, 2003 [26]
Highland Park
A train pulling into Highland Park station
 L Line Los Angeles (Highland Park) July 27, 2003 [26]
Hollywood/Highland
The platform at Hollywood/Highland station
 B Line Los Angeles (Hollywood) June 24, 2000 [23]
Hollywood/Vine
Escalators at Hollywood/Vine station
 B Line Los Angeles (Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [23]
Hollywood/Western
Entrance to Hollywood/Western station
 B Line Los Angeles (East Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [23]
Indiana
A view of Indiana station
 L Line Los Angeles (East Los Angeles) November 15, 2009 [26]
Irwindale
A test train running through Irwindale station, 2016
 L Line Irwindale March 5, 2016 [27]
Jefferson/USC
A train arriving at Jefferson/USC station
 E Line Los Angeles (University Park) April 28, 2012 [25]
La Cienega/Jefferson
The platform at La Cienega/Jefferson station
 E Line Los Angeles (Baldwin Hills) April 28, 2012 [25]
Lake
The exterior of Lake station
 L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Lakewood Boulevard
The platform at Lakewood Boulevard station
 C Line Downey August 12, 1995 [28]
LATTC/Ortho Institute
The platform at LATTC/Ortho Institute station
 E Line Los Angeles (Historic South Central) April 28, 2012 [25]
Lincoln/Cypress
A train at Lincoln/Cypress station
 L Line Los Angeles (Lincoln Heights / Cypress Park) July 27, 2003 [26]
Little Tokyo/Arts District
The platform at Little Tokyo/Arts District station, 2009
 L Line Los Angeles (Little Tokyo / Arts District) November 15, 2009 [26]
Long Beach Boulevard
A westbound train at Long Beach Boulevard station
 C Line Lynwood August 12, 1995 [28]
Maravilla
The entrance and the station view of Maravilla station
 L Line East Los Angeles November 15, 2009 [26]
Mariachi Plaza
An eastbound train at Mariachi Plaza station
 L Line Los Angeles (Boyle Heights) November 15, 2009 [26]
Mariposa
The platform at Mariposa station
 C Line El Segundo August 12, 1995 [28]
Memorial Park
The platform at Memorial Park station
 L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Monrovia
A view of Monrovia station
 L Line Monrovia March 5, 2016 [27]
North Hollywood**
The platform at North Hollywood station
 B Line Los Angeles (North Hollywood) June 24, 2000 [23]
Norwalk**
A train waits at Norwalk station
 C Line Norwalk August 12, 1995 [28]
Pacific Avenue
The platform at Pacific Avenue station
 A Line Long Beach September 1, 1990 [22]
Pacific Coast Highway
A train at Pacific Coast Highway station
 A Line Long Beach July 14, 1990 [22]
Palms
A westbound train at Palms station
 E Line Los Angeles (Palms) May 20, 2016 [17]
Pershing Square
The platform at Pershing Square station
 B Line
 D Line
Los Angeles (Financial District / Jewelry District) January 30, 1993 [23]
[24]
Pico*
The platform at Pico station
 A Line
 E Line
Los Angeles (South Park) July 14, 1990 [22]
[25]
Pico/Aliso
The platform at Pico/Aliso station
 L Line Los Angeles (Boyle Heights) November 15, 2009 [26]
Redondo Beach**
Side view of Redondo Beach station
 C Line Redondo Beach August 12, 1995 [28]
San Pedro
The platform at San Pedro Street station
 A Line Los Angeles (Historic South Central) July 14, 1990 [22]
Sierra Madre Villa
A view of Sierra Madre Villa station from the 4th floor of its parking structure
 L Line Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Slauson
The platform at Slauson station
 A Line Florence-Graham July 14, 1990 [22]
Soto
The platform at Soto station
 L Line Los Angeles (Boyle Heights) November 15, 2009 [26]
South Pasadena
The platforms at South Pasadena station
 L Line South Pasadena July 27, 2003 [26]
Southwest Museum
The platform at Southwest Museum station
 L Line Los Angeles (Highland Park / Mount Washington) July 27, 2003 [26]
Union Station
A view of the subway platforms at Union Station from the upper floor
 B Line
 L Line
 D Line
Los Angeles (El Pueblo) January 30, 1993[B] [23]
[26]
[24]
Universal City/Studio City
The platform at Universal City/Studio City station
 B Line Los Angeles (Studio City) June 24, 2000 [23]
Vermont/Athens
The westbound platform at Vermont/Athens station
 C Line Los Angeles (Athens / South Los Angeles) August 12, 1995 [28]
Vermont/Beverly
The platform at Vermont/Beverly station, 2016
 B Line Los Angeles (Koreatown) June 12, 1999 [23]
Vermont/Santa Monica
The platform at Vermont/Santa Monica station, 2016
 B Line Los Angeles (East Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [23]
Vermont/Sunset
The platform at Vermont/Sunset station, 2016
 B Line Los Angeles (East Hollywood) June 12, 1999 [23]
Vernon
The platform at Vernon station
 A Line Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) July 14, 1990 [22]
Wardlow
The platform at Wardlow station
 A Line Long Beach July 14, 1990 [22]
Washington
The platform at Washington station
 A Line Los Angeles (South Los Angeles) July 14, 1990 [22]
Westlake/MacArthur Park
The mezzanine level at Westlake/MacArthur Park station
 B Line
 D Line
Los Angeles (Westlake) January 30, 1993 [23]
[24]
Westwood/Rancho Park
The platform at Westwood/Rancho Park station
 E Line Los Angeles (Rancho Park) May 20, 2016 [17]
Willow Street
A train at Willow Street station
 A Line Long Beach July 14, 1990 [22]
Willowbrook/Rosa Parks*
A Line platform at the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station
 A Line
 C Line
Willowbrook July 14, 1990 [22]
[28]
Wilshire/Normandie
The platform at Wilshire/Normandie station
 D Line Los Angeles (Koreatown) May 22, 1996 [24]
Wilshire/Vermont*
The main entrance to Wilshire/Vermont station
 B Line
 D Line
Los Angeles (Koreatown) May 22, 1996 [23]
[24]
Wilshire/Western**
The platform at Wilshire/Vermont station
 D Line Los Angeles (Koreatown) May 22, 1996 [24]

Future

Station Line(s)
(Project name)
Location[19] Opening Ref(s).
Arleta (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Arleta) 2028 [30]
Aviation/96th*  K Line Los Angeles (Westchester) 2024 [31]
Aviation/Century  K Line Los Angeles (Westchester) 2023 [32]
Century City/Constellation  D Line
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Century City) 2025 [33]
Downtown Inglewood  K Line Inglewood 2022 [32]
Fairview Heights  K Line Inglewood / Los Angeles (Hyde Park) 2022 [32]
Glendora  A Line
(Foothill Extension)
Glendora 2025 [34]
Grand Av Arts/Bunker Hill  A Line
 E Line
(Regional Connector)
Los Angeles (Bunker Hill) 2022 [35]
Historic Broadway  A Line
 E Line
(Regional Connector)
Los Angeles (Civic Center) 2022 [35]
Hyde Park  K Line Los Angeles (Hyde Park) 2022 [32]
La Verne  A Line
(Foothill Extension)
La Verne 2025 [34]
Laurel Canyon (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Pacoima) 2028 [30]
Leimert Park  K Line Los Angeles (Leimert Park) 2022 [32]
Little Tokyo/Arts District
(rebuilt)
 A Line
 E Line
(Regional Connector)
Los Angeles (Little Tokyo) 2022 [35]
Maclay (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) San Fernando [30]
Martin Luther King Jr.  K Line Los Angeles (Baldwin Hills / Crenshaw) 2022 [32]
Nordhoff (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Panorama City) 2028 [30]
Paxton (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Pacoima) [30]
Pomona  A Line
(Foothill Extension)
Pomona 2025 [34]
Roscoe (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Panorama City) 2028 [30]
San Dimas  A Line
(Foothill Extension)
San Dimas 2025 [34]
Saticoy Street
(Van Nuys Metrolink/Amtrak)
(East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Van Nuys) 2028 [30]
Sherman Way (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Van Nuys) 2028 [30]
Sylmar/San Fernando** (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Sylmar) [30]
Van Nuys** (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Van Nuys) 2028 [30]
Van Nuys/San Fernando (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Pacoima) 2028 [30]
Vanowen (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Van Nuys) 2028 [30]
Victory (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Van Nuys) 2028 [30]
Westchester/Veterans  K Line Inglewood / Los Angeles (Westchester) 2022 [32]
Westwood/UCLA  D Line
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Westwood) 2027 [33]
Westwood/VA Hospital**  D Line
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Westwood) 2027 [33]
Wilshire/Fairfax  D Line
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Beverly Grove / Carthay / Mid-Wilshire) 2023 [33]
Wilshire/La Brea  D Line
(Westside Extension)
Los Angeles (Hancock Park / Mid-Wilshire) 2023 [33]
Wilshire/La Cienega  D Line
(Westside Extension)
Beverly Hills 2023 [33]
Wilshire/Rodeo  D Line
(Westside Extension)
Beverly Hills 2025 [33]
Woodman (East San Fernando Light Rail Transit Project) Los Angeles (Arleta) 2028 [30]

Notes

  1. ^ a b Ridership data is combined for both B and D Lines.
  2. ^ Union Station began operating as a Metro Rail station on January 30, 1993, but it had been continuously operating as an inter-city and commuter rail station since May 5, 1939.[29]

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