Vermont/Sunset
B Line 
Vermont/Sunset station platform
Location1500 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°05′54″N 118°17′30″W / 34.0983°N 118.2917°W / 34.0983; -118.2917Coordinates: 34°05′54″N 118°17′30″W / 34.0983°N 118.2917°W / 34.0983; -118.2917
Owned byMetro
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station[1] and lockers[2]
ArchitectDiedrich Architects and Michael Davies
History
OpenedJune 12, 1999; 22 years ago (1999-06-12)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Hollywood/Western B Line Vermont/Santa Monica
Location

Vermont/Sunset 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]

Service

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 toward North Hollywood (Hollywood/Western)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound  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 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.[4]

Connections

Station design

Vermont/Sunset station mezzanine
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.[5]

References

  1. ^ "Station Map". Metro Bike Share. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Secure Bike Parking on Metro" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 20, 2009. Retrieved April 28, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Metro B Line schedule". Metro. September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  5. ^ "Ecliptic/Illume". Metro Art. Retrieved 2021-11-15.