The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) operates six rail lines as part of its Metro Rail system. This system includes 4 light rail lines and 2 heavy rail lines. The agency owns, operates and maintains a fleet of over 450 rail vehicles to operate these services.
Metro operates two main types of rail vehicles: heavy rail vehicles and light rail vehicles. Metro's heavy rail vehicles, used on the B (Red) and D (Purple) Lines, are 75-foot (22.86 m) electric multiple unit, married-pair cars, powered by electrified third rail, that typically run in four or six car consists. Metro's light rail vehicles, used on the A (Blue), C (Green), L (Gold), and E (Expo) Lines, are 87-foot (26.52 m) articulated double-ended cars, powered by overhead catenary lines, which typically run in two or three car consists.
|Manufacturer||Model||Picture||Year Built||Years in service||Fleet Numbers (Qty.)||Line of Operation||Assigned to Division|
|Heavy rail fleet|
|Light rail fleet|
|Siemens||P2000||1996–1999||1996–present||201–250, 301–302 (52)||||11, 14, 16, 22, 24|
|AnsaldoBreda||P2550||2005–2011||2007–present||701–750 (50)||||14, 21, 24|
|Kinki Sharyo||P3010||2014–2020||2016–present||1001–1235 (235)||11, 14, 16, 21, 22, 24|
|Manufacturer||Model||Quantity Purchased||Fleet Numbers||Line of Operation|
|CRRC Corporation||HR4000||64 (218 options)||4001–4064||[b]|
|Manufacturer||Model||Picture||Year Built||Years in service||Fleet Numbers (Qty.)|
|Light rail fleet|
|Nippon Sharyo||P865||1989–1990||1990–2018||100–153 (54)|
Rail vehicles are maintained at several facilities across Los Angeles County:
|11||||North Long Beach, near Santa Fe Avenue and Del Amo Bulevard, alongside the Los Angeles River and Interstate 710|
|14||Santa Monica, on Stewart Street near Olympic Blvd, between Bergamot and Bundy stations|
|16||||Westchester, on Arbor Vitae Street, northeast of LAX|
|20||||Downtown Los Angeles, on Santa Fe Avenue near 4th Street, alongside the Los Angeles River|
|21||Downtown Los Angeles, adjacent to Elysian Park, between Lincoln/Cypress and Chinatown stations, alongside the Los Angeles River|
|22||||Lawndale, near Aviation Blvd and Rosecrans Avenue|
|24||Monrovia, on California Avenue, just south of Interstate 210|
Metro is planning to build new rail facilities over the next few years.