|Location||1831 East 1st Street|
Los Angeles, California
|Owned by||Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Connections||Los Angeles Metro Bus|
|Bicycle facilities||Racks and lockers|
|Opened||November 15, 2009|
|Previous names||Mariachi Plaza/Boyle Heights|
Mariachi Plaza station is an underground light rail station on the L Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located under 1st Street at its at the intersection of Boyle Avenue, with the main exit located at Mariachi Plaza, after which the station is named. The plaza is the historic gateway to the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles. This station opened in 2009 as part of the Gold Line Eastside Extension and was one of two underground stations on the Eastside Extension (the other being Soto). This station and all the other Eastside Extension stations will be part of the E Line upon completion of the Regional Connector project in 2022.
Until 1963, the Los Angeles Railway's P Line yellow streetcars operated on the surface of 1st Street, including a stop near this station.
Soto Station is one of two underground stations on the Eastside portion of the L Line (the other being Soto station). There are two levels underground: a mezzanine with ticket machines and gates, and below that, an island platform with two tracks. There is one entrance to the station at the intersection of 1st Street and Boyle Avenue, at the namesake Mariachi Plaza.
|B1||Mezzanine||Faregates, ticket machines, to Entrance/Exit|
|B2||Northbound||← L Line toward APU/Citrus College (Pico/Aliso)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound||L Line toward Atlantic (Soto) →|
L Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:15 AM daily. Monday through Friday, trains on the L Line operate every 10 minutes during peak hours, every 12 minutes during the midday hours, and every 20 minutes into the evening. During the weekends, trains operate every 12 minutes most of the day, but every 20 minutes in the early morning and evening hours.
As of February 20, 2022[update], the following connections are available: