Getting around Los Angeles by Rail/Stops and Facilities/Metro Rail Transfer Stations/7th Street-Metro Center
Located in the heart of Los Angeles, 7th Street/Metro Center Station is one of four transfer stations in the system and one of 6 stations with a concurrency. It is also one of 9 termini in the system.
7th Street/Metro Center is the gateway to many other lines. If one is going downtown from another station on the Blue or Green Line, he/she will almost always make a stop at 7th Street/Metro Center, which could even be their destination. Vice-versa, passengers going out of town in a southerly direction will most likely transfer at 7th Street/Metro Center.
7th Street/Metro Center, located at 660 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90017, is located in the heart of Downtown LA, making it, as its name suggests, the center of Metro services. A transfer to the Metro Red/Purple Lines is available. The station is found under the intersection of 7th and Flower.
|Beverly Blvd/Beverly Hills||14||Metro Local|
|W 3rd St||16||Metro Local|
|W 6th St, Whittier Blvd/East Los Angeles||18||Metro Local|
|Santa Monica (nights only), Westwood (via Wilshire Blvd), Wilshire Blvd||20||Metro Local|
|W Adams Blvd||37||Metro Local|
|Avalon Blvd/South LA, W 7th St||51, 52, 352||Metro Local|
|Central Ave||53||Metro Local|
|South Gate||60||Metro Local|
|Hawaiian Gardens, Pioneer Blvd||62||Metro Local|
|E Olympic Blvd, W 8th St||66||Metro Local|
|Wabash Ave/City Terrace||71||Metro Local|
|Huntington Dr||78||Metro Local|
|Huntington Dr||79||Metro Local|
|Figueroa St, LA Live||81||Metro Local|
|LA Zoo, Riverside Dr||96||Metro Local|
|W 3rd St||316||Metro limited-stop service|
|Huntington Dr||378||Metro limited-stop service|
|San Pedro/LA Harbor||450||Metro Express to/from Downtown LA|
|Cal State University Los Angeles, LA County/USC Medical Center||487||Metro Express to/from Downtown LA|
|Cal State University Los Angeles, LA County/USC Medical Center||489||Metro Express to/from Downtown LA|
|Santa Monica, Westwood (via Wilshire Blvd), Whittier Blvd/East Los Angeles, Wilshire Blvd||720||Metro Rapid|
|South Gate||760||Metro Rapid|
|Antelope Valley/Lancaster||AV785||LADOT Commuter Express|
|Sylmar (via Tujunga)||CE409||LADOT Commuter Express|
|Chatsworth (via Devonshire St)||CE419||LADOT Commuter Express|
|Thousand Oaks||CE422||LADOT Commuter Express|
|Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks||CE423||LADOT Commuter Express|
|Marina del Rey||CE347||LADOT Commuter Express|
|Manhattan Beach||CE348||LADOT Commuter Express|
|Redondo Beach||CE438||LADOT Commuter Express|
|Palos Verdes Peninsula||CE448||LADOT Commuter Express|
|Figueroa St, LA Live||DASH F||LADOT DASH|
|Cal State University Los Angeles, El Monte, LA County/USC Medical Center||FT Silver Streak||FT Bus Lines|
|Montebello||M40||Montebello Bus Lines|
|E Washington Blvd/La Mirada||M50||Montebello Bus Lines|
|Montebello||M341||Montebello Bus Lines|
|Montebello||M342||Montebello Bus Lines|
|Huntington Beach||OC701||Orange County Transportation Authority|
|Santa Clarita/Valencia||SC799||Santa Clarita Transit|
|Cal Poly Pomona, Cal State University Los Angeles, Carson, El Monte, LA County/USC Medical Center, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Wilmington (via Harbor Transitway)||Silver Line||Metro Liner|
|B1||Concourse (ticketing, gates); Blue Line platforms|
|B2||Red/Purple Line platforms|
After entering the station via one of the entrances around 7th Street, one reaches level B1, which hosts the concourse and Blue Line platforms. Ticketing machines as well as the ticket barriers are located on this level. The Blue Line platform is a side platform; this means that platform 1 and platform 2 are separated by the two tracks. It is possible to go between tracks by going underground past the Red/Purple line platforms or by going over a pedestrian bridge.
The Red and Purple Lines board at level B2. Since the Red and Purple Lines share a concurrency, they share the same track. Red Line trains to North Hollywood and Purple Line trains to Wilshire/Western board at the same track, and Red and Purple Line trains to Los Angeles Union Station board at the same track. In the latter direction, since the concurrency extends to the terminus of both lines, it doesn't matter which train one takes.
Three lines make a stop at 7th Street/Metro Center, one of which terminates there.
7th Street/Metro Center is the Blue Line's northern terminus. It is also the only Blue Line station that is below-ground and one of 4 light-rail stations that are below-grade (the other three are Memorial Park - below-grade but not underground, Mariachi Plaza, and Soto - all on the Gold Line). To the south, the Blue Line stops at Pico (STAPLES Center), 103rd Street (Watts Tower), Imperial/Wilmington (Green Line), and the Long Beach Loop (souther 'terminus')
Red and Purple LinesEdit
The Red and Purple Line concurrency makes an intermediate stop at 7th Street/Metro Center. Because of the concurrency, passengers bound for North Hollywood or Wilshire/Western board on the same platform. Likewise, passengers for Los Angeles Union Station board on the other platform. (Since the concurrency continues from 7th Street/Metro Center to the terminus, Los Angeles Union Station, if one is bound for Los Angeles Union Station, it doesn't matter which train he/she takes.) The train makes additional stops at Pershing Square, Civic Center, and Union Station (Gold Line, Red/Purple terminus) to the west and Wilshire/Vermont, Wilshire/Western (Purple terminus), Hollywood/Highland (Red only), and North Hollywood (Red terminus) to the east.