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Vermont/Beverly
B Line 
Vermont-Beverly platform 2016.jpg
Vermont/Beverly station platform
General information
Location301 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°04′35″N 118°17′30″W / 34.0764°N 118.2917°W / 34.0764; -118.2917Coordinates: 34°04′35″N 118°17′30″W / 34.0764°N 118.2917°W / 34.0764; -118.2917
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station[1] and racks
ArchitectAnil Verma Associates & George Stone
History
OpenedJune 12, 1999; 23 years ago (1999-06-12)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Vermont/Santa Monica B Line Wilshire/Vermont
Location

Vermont/Beverly station is an underground rapid transit (known locally as a subway) station on the B Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located under Vermont Avenue at its intersection with Beverly Boulevard, after which the station is named, near the border of the Los Angeles neighborhoods of East Hollywood and Wilshire Center.

Service

Station layout

Vermont/Beverly is a two-story station; the top level is a mezzanine with ticket machines while the bottom is the platform level. The station uses a island platform with two tracks.

G Street level Entrance/Exit
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Entrance/Exit
B2 Northbound B Line B Line toward North Hollywood (Vermont/Santa Monica)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound B Line B Line toward Union Station (Wilshire/Vermont)

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.[2]

Connections

As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[3]

Station artwork

The entrance of the station with its natural-looking rock formations
The entrance of the station with its natural-looking rock formations

Vermont/Beverly, like many of the B Line stations, was designed by an artist/architect team. For this station, artist George Stone collaborated with architects Anil Verma Associates. Their design features natural-looking rock formations on all levels of the station, which purposefully contrast with the glass-clad columns soaring from the station platform.

Artist George Stone designed the rocks based on the geology of the station location. The artist and architects said they embraced the concept of inserting the uniquely shaped rocks into the traditional shape of a station "box."

The design is meant to remind riders that the station exists within a natural geological setting, while the artificial nature of the rocks recalls the props used on nearby Hollywood sets and the area's theme parks.[4]

References

  1. ^ "Station Map". Metro Bike Share. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Metro B Line schedule". Metro. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  3. ^ "B & D Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2.
  4. ^ "Untitled". Metro Art. Retrieved 2021-11-15.

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