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Pershing Square is a heavy-rail subway station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located on Hill Street between 4th and 5th Streets, near Pershing Square in Downtown Los Angeles. This station is served by the Metro Red Line and the Metro Purple Line and various local bus services.[1] The Metro Silver Line heading northbound to El Monte Station stops at the street level (Olive / 5th Street). The Metro Silver Line heading southbound to Harbor Gateway Transit Center does not stop near the station. The station uses an island platform layout and is decorated with a neon art piece by Stephen Antonakos. The work pays tribute to the first neon sign in the United States, which was hung in 1924 in the Pershing Square area.[1] The station installed station canopies for the stations entrance in 2014. Pershing Square is near Angels Flight and Grand Central parking..

Pershing Square
Red Line  Purple Line  Silver Line 
Pershing Square platform 2016.jpg
Location500 South Hill Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013
Coordinates34°02′57″N 118°15′06″W / 34.0493°N 118.2516°W / 34.0493; -118.2516Coordinates: 34°02′57″N 118°15′06″W / 34.0493°N 118.2516°W / 34.0493; -118.2516
Owned byMetro
Line(s)Metro Rail:
Red Line Red Line 
Purple Line Purple Line 

Metro Busway:
Silver Line Silver Line  (northbound only)
Platforms1 island platform
Bicycle facilities2 bike rack spaces
2 locker spaces
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusin service
OpenedJanuary 30, 1993; 26 years ago (January 30, 1993)
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
7th Street/Metro Center Red Line Civic Center/Grand Park
7th Street/Metro Center Purple Line
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Busway Following station
7th Street/Metro Center
(with interim stops)
Silver Line
(street service, northbound only)
Civic Center/Grand Park
(with interim stops)
toward El Monte


Station layoutEdit

G Street level Exit/Entrance
Angels Flight
Pershing Square
Olive/5th (Northbound)   Silver Line  toward El Monte Station (Olive/Kosciuszko)
B1 North Mezzanine Hill Street/4th Street/Angels Flight Exit (northwest corner)
Hill Street/4th Street Exit (northeast corner)
Faregates, ticket machines
South Mezzanine Hill Street/5th Street/Pershing Square Exit
Faregates, ticket machines
Platform level
Northbound/Westbound   Red Line  toward North Hollywood (7th Street / Metro Center)
  Purple Line  toward Wilshire/Western (7th Street / Metro Center)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound/Eastbound   Red Line  toward Union Station (Civic Center/Grand Park)
  Purple Line  toward Union Station (Civic Center/Grand Park)


Mezzanine level
Station entrance

Rail services: Red and Purple Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[2]
Silver Line service hours are approximately from 4:15 AM until 1:45 AM Monday- Friday & 5:00 A.M.- 1:45 A.M. Saturdays/ Sundays & Holidays.[3]

Metro bus services:

Other local and commuter bus services:

Note: * indicates commuter service that operates only during weekday rush hours.


Popular cultureEdit


  1. ^ a b "Purple Line station information".
  2. ^ "Blue Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.
  3. ^ "" (PDF).

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