Vermont/Santa Monica station

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 B Line.[1]

Vermont/Santa Monica
B Line (Red) 
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) B Line (Red) 
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
Vermont/Sunset B Line Vermont/Beverly

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 layoutEdit

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   B Line (Red)  toward North Hollywood (Vermont/Sunset)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound   B Line (Red)  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 serviceEdit

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

Bus connectionsEdit

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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