Mariachi Plaza
E Line 
Mariachi Plaza station platform
General information
Location1831 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°02′50″N 118°13′11″W / 34.0473°N 118.2198°W / 34.0473; -118.2198
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesRacks and lockers[1]
OpenedNovember 15, 2009; 13 years ago (2009-11-15)
Previous namesMariachi Plaza/Boyle Heights
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Pico/Aliso E Line Soto
toward Atlantic

Mariachi Plaza station is an underground light rail station on the E Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located under 1st Street 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.[2] 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).

Until 1963, the Los Angeles Railway's P Line yellow streetcars operated on the surface of 1st Street, including a stop near this station.[3]


Station layout

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.

G Street level Entrance/Exit
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Entrance/Exit
B2 Westbound E Line E Line toward Santa Monica (Pico/Aliso)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound E Line E Line toward Atlantic (Soto)

Hours and frequency

E Line trains run every day between approximately 4:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m. Trains operate every 10 minutes during peak hours Monday through Friday, and every twelve minutes during the daytime on weekdays and all day on the weekends. Evening service (after 7 p.m.) is every 20 minutes.[4]


As of June 25, 2023, the following connections are available:[5]

Notable places nearby

Mariachi Plaza station entrance

The station is within walking distance of the following notable places:


  1. ^ "Secure Bike Parking on Metro" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 6, 2021. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ "Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension (Wayback Machine)" (PDF). August 13, 2011. Archived from the original on August 13, 2011. Retrieved November 28, 2022.((cite web)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  3. ^ H.P. Noordwal (1938). "Route Map Los Angeles Railway Electric Car and Bus Routes" (Map). Barry Lawrence Ruderman Antique Maps Inc. Los Angeles Railway. Archived from the original on January 31, 2021. Retrieved January 26, 2021. "Alternate link" (Map). via Google. Archived from the original on January 31, 2021. Retrieved January 26, 2021.
  4. ^ "Metro E Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 16, 2023. Retrieved June 12, 2023.
  5. ^ "E Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 16, 2023. p. 2. Retrieved June 17, 2023.