L Line 
HSY- Los Angeles Metro, Soto, Platform View.jpg
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; -118.2106Coordinates: 34°02′38″N 118°12′38″W / 34.0440°N 118.2106°W / 34.0440; -118.2106
Owned byMetro
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesRacks and lockers[1]
Disabled accessYes
OpenedNovember 15, 2009; 12 years ago (2009-11-15)
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
toward Atlantic
L Line Mariachi Plaza
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Mariachi Plaza E Line Indiana
toward Atlantic

Soto station is an underground light rail station on the L 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). 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.


Station layout

Soto Station is one of two underground stations on the Eastside portion of the L Line (the other being Mariachi Plaza 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 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 Northbound L Line L Line toward APU/Citrus College (Mariachi Plaza)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound L Line L Line toward Atlantic (Indiana)

Hours and frequency

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.[3]


As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[4]


  1. ^ "Secure Bike Parking on Metro" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  2. ^ Metro Gold Line Eastside Extension destination map LACMTA Retrieved 2009-10-10.
  3. ^ "Metro L Line schedule". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 27, 2021. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  4. ^ "L Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2. Retrieved May 12, 2022.

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