Los Angeles Metro Rail

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Metro Rail is a urban rail network operated by Los Angeles Metro serving parts of Los Angeles County. The system is consisted of two subway lines and four light rail lines. The fares and fare payment methods are the same for all rail services.

Metro Rail connects with various bus systems in LA County along with Metrolink regional rail.


Train service

Station information:

The system is consisted of six lines

Los Angeles Metro Rail Red Line
Red Line - Union Station - North Hollywood
Los Angeles Metro Rail Purple Line
Purple Line - Union Station - Wilshire/Western
Los Angeles Metro Rail Blue Line
Blue Line - 7th Street/Metro - Long Beach
Los Angeles Metro Rail Expo Line
Expo Line - 7th Street/Metro - La Cienega/Jefferson
Los Angeles Metro Rail Green Line
Green Line - Norwalk - El Segundo
Los Angeles Metro Rail Gold Line
Gold Line - Pasadena - East Los Angeles

Although not a rail service, Los Angeles Metro Orange Line Orange Line busway service also has the same fare payment method and has service quality similar to other Metro Rail lines.

Service advisories


    How to take Metro Rail

    Plan your trip

    Select a station through the map above for access and parking information on individual stations.

    Riding Metro Rail

    Before you board the Metro Rail, you need to buy a TAP card loaded with a ticket or pass from a ticket machine (located at every station). Metro Rail is a proof of payment system and riders must have a valid or pass while onboard the train or on the platform. Many stations now have faregates and proof of payment is required past the faregates.

    Riders with TAP cards need to validate the cards at a reader or faregate each time before boarding the train, even when transferring. Failure to do with is subject to citation.

    One way tickets on Metro Rail are good for one-way travel on a single line only (valid for 2 hours). A trip that involves a transfer (say between Blue and Green) will require another one way ticket. It is more convenient to buy a day pass instead (which is also good on Metro's buses, although it cannot be purchased on buses with cash.)

    On the platform, board the train that goes to your station. The headsign on the vehicle will show the destination. On the train, announcements will be made for the next station.


    Bicycles can be taken aboard the Metro Rail at all times with no additional fare. There's no bike rack onboard. Cyclists should enter at doors marked with a bike symbol. If the train is full, cyclists should wait for the next train.

    Bicycles are not permitted in the area behind the operator cab in the leading car.

    Disabled access

    Metro Rail is 100% accessible and has level boarding for all trains at all stops. All stations have either ramp and/or elevator to provide access to the platforms from the streets. If the elevator is out of service, disabled riders can take a bus free to the next station.

    Senior and disabled riders can purchase a one way discounted fare from ticket machines at stations (a regular TAP card will be given). A special TAP card is required to purchase multi-ride discounted passes.

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