E Line 
Soto station platform
General information
Location2330 East 1st Street
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°02′38″N 118°12′38″W / 34.0440°N 118.2106°W / 34.0440; -118.2106
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesRacks and lockers[1]
OpenedNovember 15, 2009; 14 years ago (2009-11-15)
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Mariachi Plaza E Line Indiana
toward Atlantic

Soto station is an underground light rail station on the E Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located underneath 1st Street at its intersection with Soto Street in the heart of 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 Mariachi Plaza).


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 located at the intersection of 1st Street and South Soto Street.

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

Hours and frequency

E Line service hours are from approximately 4:30 a.m. and 11:45 p.m daily. Trains operate every 8 minutes during peak hours, Monday through Friday. During weekday midday and weekends from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., trains run every 10 minutes. Night and early morning service is approximately every 20 minutes every day.[3]


As of December 10, 2023, the following connections are available:[4]

Points of Interest

The station is walkable to one of the last Pioneer Chicken restaurants in the LA Region, a former chain known for a distinctive breading and unique menu options such as gizzards. In addition, the Evergreen Cemetery interns a number of historically significant figures from the Los Angeles pioneer era. Hollenbeck Park is a historic public park designed in late Victorian style.


  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 destination map Archived 2009-05-22 at the Wayback Machine LACMTA Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ "Metro E Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  4. ^ "E Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. p. 1. Retrieved December 26, 2023.

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