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Pershing Square
B Line  D Line  J Line 
Pershing Square platform 2016.jpg
Pershing Square station platform
General information
Location500 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°03′15″N 118°14′48″W / 34.0543°N 118.2467°W / 34.0543; -118.2467Coordinates: 34°03′15″N 118°14′48″W / 34.0543°N 118.2467°W / 34.0543; -118.2467
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsSee connections section
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
ParkingPaid parking nearby
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station,[1] racks and lockers[2]
History
OpenedJanuary 30, 1993; 29 years ago (1993-01-30)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
7th Street/Metro Center B Line Civic Center/Grand Park
7th Street/Metro Center D Line
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway Following station
7th Street/Metro Center
(with interim stops)
J Line
(street service)
Civic Center/Grand Park
(with interim stops)
toward El Monte
Location

Pershing Square station is an underground rapid transit (known locally as a subway) station on the B Line and D Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. The station also has a street-level stop for the northbound J Line of the Los Angeles Metro Busway system. The station is located under Hill Street between 4th and 5th Street.[3] It is located in Downtown Los Angeles with one station entrance across the street from Pershing Square, after which the station is named, and the other is located near the historic Angels Flight funicular which provides access to the high-rise office buildings in the Bunker Hill neighborhood.

Service

Station layout

G Street level Entrances/Exits, Angels Flight, Pershing Square
Olive/5th
(Northbound)
 J Line toward El Monte (Olive/Kosciuszko)
B1 North Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Hill Street/4th Street/Angels Flight
South Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Hill Street/5th Street/Pershing Square
B2
Platform level
Northbound/
Westbound
 B Line toward North Hollywood (7th Street/Metro Center)
 D Line toward Wilshire/Western (7th Street/Metro Center)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound  B Line and  D Line toward Union Station (Civic Center/Grand Park)

Hours and frequency

B Line trains run every day between approximately 4:30 a.m. and midnight and D Line every day trains run between approximately 5 a.m. and midnight. Towards North Hollywood or Wilshire/Western, 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. Towards Union Station, trains operate every five minutes during peak hours Monday through Friday, every six minutes during the daytime on weekdays and all day on the weekends after approximately 10 a.m. (with a 7.5-minute headway early Saturday and Sunday mornings). Night service is every 10 minutes.[4]

J Line buses run 24 hours a day between El Monte Station, Downtown Los Angeles, and the Harbor Gateway Transit Center as route 910, with some trips continuing on to San Pedro between 6am and 8 pm and signed as Route 950. On weekdays, buses operate every four to ten minutes during peak hours, with longer headways of 15 minutes during the daytime, 20 minutes during evenings, 40 minutes during nights and every hour overnight. On weekends, buses arrive every 20 minutes most of the day, with longer headways of 40 minutes during nights and every hour overnight.[5]

Connections

In addition to the rail and busway services, Pershing Square station is a major hub for municipal bus lines. As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[6]

Note: * indicates commuter service that operates only during weekday rush hours.

Notable places nearby

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

Station artwork

Mezzanine level
Mezzanine level

The station is decorated with a neon art piece by Stephen Antonakos. The work pays tribute to the first neon sign in the United States, which was hung in 1924 in the Pershing Square area.[7]

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. ^ "Pershing Square Connections" (PDF). Metro. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 12, 2021. Retrieved December 7, 2021.
  4. ^ "Metro B Line/D Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  5. ^ "Metro J Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  6. ^ "B & D Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2.
  7. ^ "Neons for Pershing Square". Metro Art. Retrieved November 15, 2021.