B Line 
Vermont/Sunset station platform
General information
Location1500 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°05′54″N 118°17′30″W / 34.0983°N 118.2917°W / 34.0983; -118.2917
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station[1] and lockers[2]
ArchitectDiedrich Architects and Michael Davies
OpenedJune 12, 1999; 24 years ago (1999-06-12)
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Hollywood/Western B Line Vermont/Santa Monica

Vermont/Sunset 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 Sunset Boulevard, after which the station is named, in the Los Feliz, Silver Lake, and Little Armenia neighborhoods of East Hollywood in Los Angeles.

The intersection of Vermont and Sunset is home to three major area hospitals: Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center.[3]

The station also provides elevator access outside Kaiser Permanente, directly adjacent to and across the street from the main subway station entrance.


Station layout

Vermont/Sunset 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.

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

Hours and frequency

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.[4]


As of spring 2024, the following connections are available:[5]

Station design

Vermont/Sunset station mezzanine

Vermont/Sunset, like many of the B Line stations, was designed by an artist/architect team. For this station, artist Michael Davies collaborated with the architectural firm Diedrich Architects. Their design features iconography that is commonly shared by astronomy and medicine, a nod to the hospitals surrounding the station and the nearby Griffith Park Observatory. The station floor and walls are inlaid with patterns of celestial orbits and microscopic images of life forms. Overhead a star chart maps the earth's placement in the universe. The building that houses the elevator at street level is domed, echoing the design of the observatory.[6]


  1. ^ "Station Map". Metro Bike Share. 27 January 2015. Archived from the original on 2 January 2022. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "About East Hollywood". Archived from the original on December 20, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2010.
  4. ^ "Metro B Line schedule". Metro. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  5. ^ "B & D Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 11, 2022. p. 2. Archived (PDF) from the original on December 14, 2022. Retrieved December 14, 2022.
  6. ^ "Ecliptic/Illume". Metro Art. Archived from the original on 2021-11-15. Retrieved 2021-11-15.