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North Hollywood is a combined heavy rail subway station and a bus rapid transit (BRT) station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located at the intersection of Lankershim Boulevard and Chandler Boulevard in the North Hollywood district in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. This station is served by the Red Line subway service as well as the Orange Line BRT service. The station is the northern terminus (the last stop) of the Red Line, and the eastern terminus of the Orange Line in the Los Angeles County Metro Liner system.[2]

North Hollywood
Red Line  Orange Line 
Los Angeles Metro, North Hollywood, Side View (HSY-Approved).jpg
Platform View of the Red Line
Location 5357 Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Coordinates 34°10′08″N 118°22′36″W / 34.1688°N 118.3766°W / 34.1688; -118.3766Coordinates: 34°10′08″N 118°22′36″W / 34.1688°N 118.3766°W / 34.1688; -118.3766
Owned by Metro
Line(s) Metro Rail:
Red Line Red Line 
Metro Liner:
Orange Line Orange Line 
Platforms 1 island platform (Red Line)
1 side platform (Orange Line)
Connections "Kiss & Ride" passenger drop-off area
Platform levels 2
Parking Free parking: 490 Spaces
Paid parking: 461 Spaces
Bicycle facilities 8 bike rack spaces[1]
Disabled access Yes
Opened Red Line: June 24, 2000; 18 years ago (June 24, 2000)
Orange Line: October 29, 2005; 12 years ago (October 29, 2005)
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
TerminusRed Line
LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway
toward Chatsworth
Orange LineTerminus
The Orange Liner bus.


Station layoutEdit

G Street level Exit/Entrance
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Westbound   Orange Line  toward Chatsworth (Laurel Canyon)
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Exits/Entrances
B2 Southbound   Red Line  toward Union Station (Universal City/Studio City)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Southbound   Red Line  toward Union Station (Universal City/Studio City)

Metro Rail and BRT serviceEdit

Red Line service hours are approximately from 4:30 AM until 1:00 AM daily.[3]

Metro Liner Orange Line BRT (bus rapid transitway) service hours are approximately from 4:00 AM until 1:00 AM daily.

Underground passagewayEdit

Metro constructed a second entrance on the west side of Lankershim Boulevard, which allows riders to connect between the Orange Line (surface bus rapid transit) and the Red Line (underground heavy rail) via an underground passageway. This underground connection was completed in August 2016.[4]


North Hollywood Metro station is located on Lankershim Boulevard, which forms the western border of the station and parking lot; it is bordered on its South side by Chandler Boulevard. It is one block South of Burbank Boulevard (but is not bordered by Burbank) and is one block West of Vineland Avenue (but is not bordered by Vineland). The station is located in district of the same name in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles.

Transit-oriented developmentEdit

Since the opening of the station in 2000, transit-oriented developments have begun to be constructed adjacent to the station. NoHo Tower (a 15-story apartment building) is across the street from the station and NoHo Commons, a multi-use complex which includes several floors of apartments above a level of retail. In September 2007, transportation officials approved NoHo Art Wave, the largest "transit-oriented" development in L.A. County history, consisting of a $1.3-billion apartment, retail and high-rise office tower complex totaling more than 1,700,000 square feet (160,000 m2) of development on 15.6 acres (63,000 m2).[5] That project did not start due to the recession but in 2016 a public-private partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority was proposed on the 16 acres (6.5 ha) surrounding the station.[6]

Lankershim DepotEdit

Depot after restoration, 2014

The Southern Pacific Railway built the Lankershim Depot in 1896 on land that is adjacent to the current Orange Line platforms. It later served as a stop on the Pacific Electric system after its North Hollywood Line opened in 1911. In 2014, the station was restored for a cost of $3.6 million,[7] and is currently occupied by a coffee shop.[8]

Bus connectionsEdit

The entrance to the Red Line platform.


North Hollywood Metro Red Line Station platform.


  1. ^ "Orange Line". Metro. LACMTA. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ "Red Line station information".
  3. ^ "Red/Purple Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  4. ^ "Work Begins on Metro's NoHo Tunnel and Universal Ped Bridge". Retrieved 2014-11-11.
  5. ^ Rong-Gong Lin II and Sharon Bernstein, Large transit-oriented development OKd for North Hollywood, Los Angeles Times, September 28, 2007.
  6. ^ Khouri, Andrew (23 June 2016). "Chinese developer teams up on big North Hollywood mixed-use project". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 September 2016.
  7. ^ Segura, Daniella (October 30, 2014). "Metro finishes $3.6 million makeover of Lankershim Depot". Southern California Public Radio. Retrieved July 25, 2016.
  8. ^ "Groundwork Coffee opens café in newly restored North Hollywood historic train depot". Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. 17 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.

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