Vermont/Santa Monica station

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Vermont/Santa Monica
Red Line 
Vermont-Santa Monica platform 2016.jpg
Location1015 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
Coordinates34°05′25″N 118°17′31″W / 34.0903°N 118.2919°W / 34.0903; -118.2919Coordinates: 34°05′25″N 118°17′31″W / 34.0903°N 118.2919°W / 34.0903; -118.2919
Owned byMetro
Line(s)Red Line Red Line 
Platforms1 island platform
Bicycle facilities18 rack spaces
2 lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
OpenedJune 12, 1999; 20 years ago (June 12, 1999)
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Red Line

Vermont/Santa Monica (sometimes called Vermont/Santa Monica/L.A. City College) is a heavy-rail subway station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located at Vermont Avenue and Santa Monica Boulevard in East Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles; this station is served by the Red Line.[1]

Vermont/Santa Monica has two entrances on Vermont Avenue, a north entrance and a south entrance; the north entrance faces Santa Monica Blvd. The south entrance, near Lockwood Avenue, is adjacent to Los Angeles City College and three blocks from Braille Institute.

Station layout[edit]

Street Street level Exit/Entrance
Mezzanine North Mezzanine Vermont/Santa Monica Exit
Faregates, ticket machines
South Mezzanine L.A. City College Exit (Vermont/Willow Brook)
Faregates, ticket machines
Platform Northbound Red Line Red Line  toward North Hollywood (Vermont/Sunset)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound Red Line Red Line  toward Union Station (Vermont/Beverly)


View from the mezzanine level
The entrance of the station with the sign pillar design of 2003-2014

The station was designed by the firm of Ellerbe Becket, which received a progressive architecture award for the design; the station design was created as a series of layers, each of which was unique to its purpose. The most prominent element of the design is the almond shaped structure over the entrance to the station; the almond shape is repeated in an almond shaped balcony overlooking the station. The cost of the station was US$40.5 million.[2]

Metro Rail service[edit]

Red Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[3]

Bus connections[edit]

Metro services

Other local services


  1. ^ "Red Line station information". Archived from the original on March 19, 2007.
  2. ^ "Metro Red-Line Station". Progressive Architecture. 73 (1): 68. January 1992.
  3. ^ "Red/Purple Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.

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