Hollywood/Highland station

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Red Line 
Hollywood-Highland platform 2016.jpg
Location6815 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028
Coordinates34°06′06″N 118°20′19″W / 34.1016°N 118.3386°W / 34.1016; -118.3386Coordinates: 34°06′06″N 118°20′19″W / 34.1016°N 118.3386°W / 34.1016; -118.3386
Owned byMetro
Line(s)Red Line Red Line 
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsMetro Local: 210, 212, 217, 222, 237, 312, 656
Metro Rapid: 780
LADOT DASH: Hollywood, Hollywood/West Hollywood
Parking120 spaces
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJune 24, 2000; 19 years ago (2000-06-24)
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Red Line

Hollywood/Highland is a heavy rail subway station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located[1] at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles; this station is served by the Red Line.[2]

With its entrance on Hollywood Boulevard, the Hollywood/Highland Station is located in the center of the tourist area of Hollywood, near such tourist attractions as Dolby Theatre, Ripley's Believe It or Not! and the Hollywood Museum. As in New York City's Times Square, costumed characters on the sidewalk outside offer themselves for photos with tourists.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Exits/Entrances
B2 Northbound Red Line Red Line  toward North Hollywood (Universal City/Studio City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Red Line Red Line  toward Union Station (Hollywood/Vine)

Hollywood/Highland 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 setup with two tracks. Architecturally, Hollywood/Highland station shares similarities with other Metro subway stations and the design of the entrance to the station may have been inspired by the entrances of New York City's Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

Design and architecture[edit]

View from the mezzanine level
The ticket machine and the faregate
The station headhouse at night in 2016

The construction designing of the station were teamed up by three different firms; the designer of the station is Sheila Klein, and the constructor of the station is CannonDesign. The lightings, materials, and the mechanical design's responsibility were given to HLB Lighting Design.

The construction of the station were to be made of equipments given by the Metro, which according to HLB, made it challenging; the lighting pillars of the station was to resemble like a flower, and it was carefully sized to match well with the smooth, curved ceiling which 'resembled a belly'.[3] Sheila Klein named the architecture of the station, "Underground Girl".[4]

Metro Rail service[edit]

Red Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[5]

Future Crenshaw/LAX Line connection[edit]

The under construction Crenshaw/LAX Line will terminate at this station via the future northern extension from the Expo/Crenshaw station (Current terminus) which would offer connections to West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Crenshaw District, Leimert Park, Miracle Mile, City of Inglewood, and LAX, it will also allow connections to the Expo Line, Purple Line, Green Line and the proposed LAX people mover.[6]


The station is located in Hollywood at the intersection between two major roads, Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.[7] Hollywood/Highland is beneath the shopping center of the same name and the Dolby Theatre. Due to terrorism concerns, the station has been closed on the day of the Academy Awards since 2002.


  1. ^ https://www.google.com/maps/place/Hollywood+%2F+Highland+Station/@34.1017228,-118.3414853,17z
  2. ^ "Red Line station information". Archived from the original on 2007-03-19.
  3. ^ "Los Angeles Metro Rail Hollywood / Highland Station". Horton Lees Brodgen (HLB) Lighting Design. Horton Lees Brodgen (HLB) Lighting Design. Retrieved 2014. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. ^ "Metro Art rendezvous: May art tours". TheSource: Transportation News & Views. Heidi Zeller. Retrieved April 23, 2014.
  5. ^ "Red/Purple Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  6. ^ "Light Rail extension to West Hollywood might happen much sooner than planned". Curbed Los Angeles. Jeff Wattenhofer. Retrieved September 20, 2016.
  7. ^ Red Line Archived 2007-03-19 at the Wayback Machine LACMTA Retrieved 2009-10-18

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