North Hollywood
B Line  G Line 
Los Angeles Metro, North Hollywood, Side View (HSY-Approved).jpg
North Hollywood station B Line platform
General information
Location5357 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, California
Coordinates34°10′08″N 118°22′36″W / 34.1688°N 118.3766°W / 34.1688; -118.3766Coordinates: 34°10′08″N 118°22′36″W / 34.1688°N 118.3766°W / 34.1688; -118.3766
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform (B Line)
2 side platforms (G Line)
ConnectionsSee Connections section
Construction
Parking1,085 spaces,[3] kiss and ride facility
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station,[1] racks and lockers[2]
Disabled accessYes
ArchitectTanzmann Associates
History
OpenedJune 24, 2000; 22 years ago (2000-06-24) (B Line)
October 29, 2005; 16 years ago (2005-10-29) (G Line)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Terminus B Line Universal City/Studio City
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway Following station
Laurel Canyon/Valley Village
toward Chatsworth
G Line Terminus
Former services (Lankershim)
Preceding station PE Bolt.svg Pacific Electric Following station
Eucalyptus
towards Canoga Park
Owensmouth Hoffman
Eucalyptus
towards San Fernando
San Fernando
Location

North Hollywood station is a combined rapid transit (known locally as a subway) and bus rapid transit (BRT) station in the Los Angeles Metro Rail and Metro Busway systems. It is the northwestern terminus of the B Line subway and eastern terminus of the G Line BRT route. It is located at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Chandler Boulevard in the NoHo Arts District of the North Hollywood neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles.[4]

History

North Hollywood station G Line platform
North Hollywood station G Line platform

North Hollywood station was constructed as part of MOS-3 (Minimum Operating Segment 3), the third and final portion of the Red Line project. The station opened on June 24, 2000, after six years of construction.[5]

As the Metro Rail system was being designed in the 1990s, the initial plan was to build an at-grade and elevated extension of the Metro Red Line west from North Hollywood station along the former Pacific Electric/Southern Pacific Railroad Burbank Branch right of way that Metro acquired in 1991. However, by the time the Red Line reached North Hollywood, political developments stymied these plans: community objections to surface transit along the route resulted in a 1991 law mandating that any rail line along the route be built underground,[6][7] but a 1998 ballot measure driven by perceptions of mismanagement banned the use of county sales tax to fund subway tunneling.[8][9][10]

Prevented from using the right of way for rail, Metro proceeded to build a busway along the corridor, despite further lawsuits from area residents.[11] The line opened on October 29, 2005, with its eastern terminus at North Hollywood.

Lankershim Depot

Depot after restoration, 2014
Depot after restoration, 2014

The Southern Pacific Railway built the Lankershim Depot in 1896 on land that is adjacent to the current G Line platforms. It later served as a stop on the Pacific Electric system after its North Hollywood Line opened in 1911.[12] In 2014, the station was restored for a cost of $3.6 million,[13] and is currently occupied by a coffee shop.[14]

Development of surrounding area

Since the opening of the station in 2000, transit-oriented developments have begun to be constructed in the area around the station including thousands of apartments and office buildings. NoHo Tower (a 15-story apartment building) is across the street from the station and NoHo Commons, a multi-use complex which includes several floors of apartments above a level of retail. In September 2007, transportation officials approved NoHo Art Wave.[15] That project did not start due to the recession, but in 2016 a public-private partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority was proposed on the 16 acres (6.5 ha) surrounding the station.[16][17]

Service

Station layout

North Hollywood station is located on two large blocks near the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Chandler Boulevard.

The B Line platform is located under Lankershim and the original entrance to the station, under three colorful arched canopies called "Kaleidoscope Dreams,"[18] is located on the block east of Lankershim and north of Chandler. This block also contained a large bus plaza and park and ride lot.

The G Line platforms were added about 5 years later, along Chandler and west of Lankershim. For the first 10 years after the opening of the G Line, passengers transferring between the B and G Lines needed to use a crosswalk. Metro constructed a second entrance to the B Line platform on the west side of Lankershim adjacent to the G Line platform in August 2016, easing transfers.[19]

G Street level Entrances/Exits, ticket machines, bus plaza, park and ride
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound  G Line toward Chatsworth (Laurel Canyon/Valley Village)
Eastbound  G Line terminating buses →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Entrances/Exits
B2 Southbound  B Line toward Union Station (Universal City/Studio City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Southbound  B Line toward Union Station (Universal City/Studio City)

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.[20]

G Line buses run 24 hours a day. On weekdays, buses operate every eight minutes during peak hours and every ten minutes during the daytime and most of the day Saturday. Buses operate 15 minutes most of the day on the Sunday. Night service on all days is every 20 minutes.[21]

Connections

As of June 26, 2022, the following connections are available:[22]

Notable places nearby

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

Future

The station is planned as the terminal for two additional Metro Busway lines: the North Hollywood–Pasadena Transit Line which will run to Pasadena with connections to the L Line, and the North San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor which will provide additional east–west services to the Valley.

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. ^ "Metro Parking Lots by Line". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "Red Line station information". Archived from the original on March 19, 2007. Retrieved June 21, 2009.
  5. ^ Sheppard, Harrison (June 18, 2000). "End of the Line". Los Angeles Daily News. p. N1.
  6. ^ Covarrubias, Amanda (October 18, 2005). "Is a Busway the Valley Way?". Los Angeles Times. p. A1.
  7. ^ Lopez, Steve (July 27, 2001). "Hahn Tiptoes in Front of Buses, Is Flattened". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  8. ^ Broverman, Neal (February 4, 2014). "State Could be About to Repeal Ban on Light Rail in the Valley". LA Curbed. Retrieved October 16, 2015.
  9. ^ "Legal arguments against the busway".
  10. ^ "Public utilities code section 130250-130265". Archived from the original on December 12, 2012. Retrieved October 6, 2010.
  11. ^ Liu, Caitlin; and Times Staff Writers (March 13, 2003). "Valley Busway Opponents Told to Reimburse MTA". Los Angeles Times.
  12. ^ Crise, Steve; Patris, Michael A. (2011). Pacific Electric Railway. Arcadia Publishing. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-7385-7586-5.
  13. ^ Segura, Daniella (October 30, 2014). "Metro finishes $3.6 million makeover of Lankershim Depot". Southern California Public Radio. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  14. ^ "Groundwork Coffee opens café in newly restored North Hollywood historic train depot". Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. January 17, 2017. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  15. ^ Rong-Gong Lin II and Sharon Bernstein, Large transit-oriented development OKd for North Hollywood, Los Angeles Times, September 28, 2007.
  16. ^ Khouri, Andrew (June 23, 2016). "Chinese developer teams up on big North Hollywood mixed-use project". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 24, 2016.
  17. ^ Vincent, Roger (November 17, 2019). "$1-billion plan for North Hollywood station takes shape". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 19, 2019.
  18. ^ "Kaleidoscope Dreams". Metro Art. Retrieved November 7, 2021.
  19. ^ "Work Begins on Metro's NoHo Tunnel and Universal Ped Bridge". Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  20. ^ "Metro B Line schedule". Metro. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  21. ^ "Metro G Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  22. ^ "G Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 26, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved July 13, 2022.