|Vermont/Santa Monica/L.A. City College
|1015 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California
|Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
|1 island platform
|Metro Bike Share station and racks
|Ellerbe Becket & Robert Millar
|June 12, 1999
Vermont/Santa Monica station (also known as Vermont/Santa Monica/L.A. City College 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 Santa Monica Boulevard, after which the station is named, in the East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles.
Vermont/Santa Monica has two entrances on Vermont Avenue, a north entrance and a south entrance. The north entrance faces Santa Monica Boulevard. The south entrance, near Lockwood Avenue, is adjacent to Los Angeles City College and three blocks from the Braille Institute.
Vermont/Santa Monica 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 simple island platform with two tracks.
|Exit/Entrance, Los Angeles City College
|Faregates, ticket machines, to Vermont/Santa Monica
|Faregates, ticket machines, to Los Angeles City College (Vermont/Willow Brook)
|← B Line toward North Hollywood (Vermont/Sunset)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left
|B Line toward Union Station (Vermont/Beverly) →
B Line trains run every day between approximately 4:30 a.m. and midnight. Trains operate every 12 minutes during peak hours. Early morning and night service is approximately every 20 minutes.
As of December 11, 2022[update], the following connections are available:
Vermont/Santa Monica, like many of the B Line stations, was designed by an artist/architect team. For this station, artist Robert Millar collaborated with the architectural firm Ellerbe Becket with Mehrdad Yazdani as lead designer. The centerpiece of their design is the large stainless steel “wing” canopy over the entrance at the corner of Vermont & Santa Monica, along with skylights that flood the 42-foot high space with light during the day, and become a brightly lit “stage” at night.
The team also worked with the nearby Braille Institute and LA City College to incorporate a variety of interesting textures into the design and Robert Millar layered thousands of subtly painted questions onto the concrete surfaces of the station.
The station team received a Progressive Architecture Award for the design.
Media related to Vermont/Santa Monica (Los Angeles Metro station) at Wikimedia Commons