Getting around Los Angeles by Rail/Metro Rail/Metro Green Line

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A Green Line train at Redondo Beach, the western terminus.
A Green Line train at Redondo Beach station, the western terminus.

The Metro Green Line is one of the 5 lines of the Los Angeles County Metro Rail. Most of the line is along the I-105 (Century Freeway).

Name of Line Green Line
Route Number 803
Route Direction East-West
North/East Terminus Norwalk (I-605/I-105)
South/West Terminus Redondo Beach
Transfer Stations Imperial/Wilmington (Blue Line)
LRT/HRT LRT (Light-Rail Transit)
Operated By LACMTA
Opened August 12, 1995
Route Length 20 mi (32.2 km)
Stations 14
Fleet Siemens P2000

Stations[edit]

A Green Line map.
A Green Line map (click to enlarge).
Station Notes
Norwalk Eastern Terminus / 2 miles away from Metrolink Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs station / I-105 concurrency terminus
Lakewood
Long Beach
Imperial/Wilmington Transfer to Blue Line / Also known as Rosa Parks
Avalon
Harbor Freeway Located at intersection of I-105 and I-110
Vermont
Crenshaw
Hawthorne
Aviation/LAX Free shuttle to LAX / I-105 concurrency terminus
Mariposa
El Segundo
Douglas
Redondo Beach Western Terminus

Note: In the following station descriptions, the tables list the bus and rail connections available at the station.

Norwalk[edit]

A Green Line train at Norwalk station, the line's eastern terminus.
A Green Line train at Norwalk station, the line's eastern terminus.

Located at the intersection of I-105 and I-605, Norwalk is the Green Line's eastern terminus. Its address is 12901 Hoxie Ave, Norwalk, CA 90650. The station has 2050 free parking spaces, 48 bike rack spaces, and 40 bike lockers. The Green Line's concurrency with I-105 begins here.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Florence Ave, Leffingwell Rd, Studebaker Rd, Whittwood Mall 111 Metro Local
Firestone Blvd, Manchester Ave 115, 315 Metro Local, Metro Limited Stop Service
Imperial Highway 120 Metro Local
Rosecrans Ave. 125 Metro Local
El Monte Transitway Station, Monrovia, Peck Rd, Pioneer Bl, Rio Hondo College, Santa Fe Springs, Whittier 270 Metro Local
Buena Park, Disneyland, Downtown LA (via transitway), Knott’s Berry Farm 460 Express to/from Downtown LA
CSULB, Downtown Long Beach, El Monte Transitway Station, Long Beach VA Hospital 577X Metro Express Service
Downtown Long Beach, Long Beach via Palo Verde Ave LB172 Long Beach Transit
Downtown Long Beach, Long Beach via Studebaker Rd, Los Cerritos Mall LB173 Long Beach Transit
Norwalk N2 Norwalk Transit
Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Metrolink Station, Norwalk, Imperial Highway N4 Norwalk Transit
Norwalk, Rosecrans Ave N5 Norwalk Transit

Lakewood[edit]

Lakewood station is found at the intersection of N Lakewood Ave/CA-19 and I-105/Century Freeway. Its address of 12801 Lakewood Ave, Downey, CA 90241 makes it the only Metro Rail station in Downey. It has 545 free parking spaces, 22 bike rack spaces, and 12 bike lockers.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Century Blvd, Tweedy Blvd 117 Metro Local
Lakewood Center Mall, Paramount Blvd, Pico Rivera 265 Metro Local
Bellflower, Downey, Lakewood Blvd, Lakewood Center Mall, Pico Rivera, Rosemead Blvd 266 Metro Local

Long Beach[edit]

The street level entrance to Long Beach station.
The street level entrance to Long Beach station.

4.2 miles away from Lakewood, past the intersection of I-710/I-105, is Long Beach station. It is found at 11508 Long Beach Bl, Lynwood, CA 90262, making it the only Metro Rail stop in Lynwood. It is found at the Long Beach Blvd exit of I-105.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Huntington Park, Long Beach Blvd (Northbound/southbound), Long Beach Blvd, Lynwood, South Gate 60 Metro Local
Huntington Park, Long Beach Blvd (Northbound only), Soto St, South Gate, Vernon 251 Metro Local
Huntington Park, Long Beach Blvd (Northbound only), Soto St, South Gate, Vernon 751 Metro Rapid
Huntington Park, Long Beach Blvd (Northbound/southbound), Lynwood, South Gate 760 Metro Raipd
Lynwood LYA Lynwood Trolley

Imperial/Wilmington[edit]

Main Article: Imperial/Wilmington

The Blue Line platform of Imperial/Wilmington.  The Green Line platform is above in the median of the I-105.
The Blue Line platform of Imperial/Wilmington. The Green Line platform is above in the median of the I-105.

Imperial/Wilmington is the major transfer station on the Green Line, as it provides a free connection to the Metro Blue Line to Long Beach and Downtown LA. Passengers wishing to go to Pasadena, East LA, Downtown LA, Hollywood, or Long Beach by rail from any station on the Green Line will transfer at this station. Imperial/Wilmington is located at 11611 Willowbrook Av, Los Angeles, CA 90059. It has 975 parking spaces, 36 bike rack spaces, and 6 bike lockers, all free of charge. Connection to the Metro Blue Line is downstairs at street level. It is located at the intersection of I-105, Imperial Hwy, and Wilmington Ave.


Destination(s) Route Number Operator
7th St/Metro Center Metro Rail Station, Compton Ave, La County King-Harbor Medical Center 55 Metro Local
Athens, Imperial Hwy (westbound) 120 Metro Local
Imperial Hwy (eastbound) 120 Metro Local
El Segundo Blvd, LA County Kind-Harbor Medical Center 124 Metro Local
Alameda St, Compton Metro Rail Station, Willowbrook Ave, Wilmington 202 Metro Local
Artesia Transit Center (via Carson), Wilmington Ave, LA County King-Harbor Medical Center 205 Metro Local
Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, 30, 330 Metro Local
Huntington Park, Walnut Park 612 Metro Shuttles/Circulators
Lynwood LY-D Lynwood Trolley
LA County King-Harbor Medical Center Hahn’s Trolley County of Los Angeles Hahn’s Trolley
Palos Verdes Peninsula CE448 LADOT Commuter Express
Watts DASH Watts LADOT

Avalon[edit]

Located at 11667 S Avalon Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90067, Avalon station is roughly where I-105 passes over Avalon Blvd. For cars on the I-105, there is no exit for Avalon Blvd. There are 158 free parking spaces and 8 bike rack spaces.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Maple Ave, San Pedro St 48 Metro Local
Avalon Blvd, Compton Civic Center 51 Metro Local
Avalon Blvd, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Carson-Artesia Transit Center 52, 352 Metro Local, Metro limited-stop service
Central Ave 53, 350 Metro Local
Watts DASH Watts LADOT

Harbor Freeway[edit]

Harbor Freeway (11500 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA 90048) is a major station in terms of bus connections. It is located at the intersection if I-105 and I-110 and provides a transfer to the Metro Silver Line, a rapid-bus transitway. The station has 253 parking spaces and 12 bike rack spaces, all free of charge.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Broadway 45, 46 Metro Local
Figueroa Street 81 Metro Local
Imperial Highway 120 Metro Local
Figueroa Street 381 Metro limited-stop service
Artesia Transit Center, Del Amo Fashion Center, Downtown LA, Hawthorne Blvd-Torrance, LA Convention Center, Nokia Theater-LA Live, Palos Verdes Peninsula, San Pedro-LA Harbor, Staples Center, LA Union Station, USC/Exposition Park 444 Metro Express to/from Downtown LA
Artesia Transit Center, Downtown LA, LA Convention Center, Nokia Theater-LA Live, San Pedro-LA Harbor, Staples Center, LA Union Station, USC/Exposition Park 445 Metro Express to/from Downtown LA
Artesia Transit Center, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Carson-Avalon Blvd, Downtown LA, LA Convention Center, Nokia Theater-LA Live, San Pedro-LA Harbor, South Bay Pavilion at Carson, Staples Center, LA Union Station, USC/Exposition Park, Wilmington 446 Metro Express to/from Downtown LA
Artesia Transit Center, Cal State University Dominguez Hills, Carson-Avalon Blvd, Downtown LA, LA Convention Center, Nokia Theater-LA Live, San Pedro-LA Harbor, South Bay Pavilion at Carson, Staples Center, LA Union Station, USC/Exposition Park, Wilmington 447 Metro Express to/from Downtown LA
Artesia Transit Center, San Pedro-LA Harbor 450X Metro Express to/from Downtown LA
USC/Exposition Park, West Hollywood 550 Metro Express
Broadway 745 Metro Rapid
Gardena GA1 Gardena Bus Lines
Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance T1 Torrance Transit
Del Amo Fashion Center, Torrance T2 Torrance Transit
Palos Verdes Peninsula CE448 LADOT Commuter Express

Vermont[edit]

11603 S Vermont Av, Los Angeles, CA 90048, or roughly Exit 7 (Vermont Ave) of I-105, Vermont station is home to 155 free parking spaces and 8 bike rack lockers.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Vermont Ave 204 Metro Local
Normandie Ave 206 Metro Local
Arlington Ave, Van Ness Ave 209 Metro Local
Vermont Ave 754 Metro Rapid
Gardena GA2 Gardena Bus Lines

Crenshaw[edit]

The architectual design of Crenshaw Station.  Many stations on the Green Line  have this configuration.
The architectual design of Crenshaw Station. Many stations on the Green Line have this configuration.

Crenshaw station is located at the Crenshaw Blvd exit of I-105, or more precisely, 11901 S Crenshaw Bl, Hawthorne, CA 90303. 513 free parking spaces are near the station, as well as 12 bike rack spaces and 4 bike lockers.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Manhattan Beach Blvd, Yukon Ave 126 Metro Local
Crenshaw Blvd, El Camino College, Galleria at South Bay, Hollywood via Vine St 210 Metro Local
El Camino College, Galleria at South Bay, Wilshire/Western Metro Rail station, Crenshaw Blvd 710 Metro Rapid
LA Southwest College, Western Ave 757 Metro Rapid

Hawthorne[edit]

Located at 11230 S Acacia St, Inglewood, CA 90304, or the Hawthorne Blvd exit of I-105, Hawthorne station has 623 free parking spaces and 4 bike rack spaces.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Downtown Los Angeles, Galleria at South Bay, Hawthorne Blvd, Inglewood, LA Union Station 40 Metro Local
Yukon Ave 126 Metro Local
Baldwin Hills, Great Western Forum, Hollywood Park, La Brea Ave, Prairie Ave 212, 312 Metro Local/Metro limited stop service
Downtown Los Angeles, Inglewood, Manchester Ave 442 Metro Express to/from Downtown LA
Downtown Los Angeles, Galleria at South Bay, Hawthorne Blvd, Inglewood, LA Union Station 740 Metro Rapid
Downtown Los Angeles, Del Amo Fashion Center, Galleria at South Bay, Hawthorne Blvd, Inglewood, LA Union Station 940 Metro Transitway

Aviation/LAX[edit]

A Green Line train in the Aviation/LAX station.
A Green Line train in the Aviation/LAX station.

Another major station in terms of bus connections on the Green Line is Aviation/LAX. The station's location can be described as the end of I-105, the intersection of I-105 and I-405, or 11500 Aviation Bl, Los Angeles, CA 90045. The station has 403 free parking spaces, 12 bike rack spaces, and 20 bike lockers. It is one of the most heavily-used Green Line stations, as it provides free shuttle connection to LAX. This is the concurrency terminus of I-105 (the Green Line runs the entire length of I-105).

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Imperial Hwy 120 Metro Local
Baldwin Hills, Downtown LA, Fox Hills Mall, Sepulveda Blvd, LAX City Bus Center, Washington/Fairfax, Westchester 439 Metro Express to/from LA
LA County Superior Court-Southwest, World Way West 625 Metro Shuttles/Circulators
El Segundo Employment Center 626 Metro Shuttles/Circulators
Marina Del Rey, Santa Monica (via Lincoln Blvd) BBB3 Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus
South Bay Beach Communities, Downtown El Segundo BCT109 Beach Cities Transit
LAX City Bus Center, Sepulveda Blvd, Fox Hills Mall, Westchester, Westwood/UCLA CC6 Culver City Municipal Bus Lines
LAX Terminals G LAX Shuttle to Terminals
Palos Verdes Peninsula MAX2 Municipal Area Express
San Pedro (via 110 Fwy) MAX3 Municipal Area Express
San Pedro (via Lomita) MAX3X Municipal Area Express
Santa Monica (via Lincoln Blvd) RAPID3 Rapid bus transit

Mariposa[edit]

Coming eastward from Norwalk, this is the first station that is not located in the median of the I-105 and the first station that does not have any parking spaces. (However, the station does have 4 bike rack spaces.) Its exact location is 555 N Nash St, El Segundo, CA 90245, and its rough location is at the intersection of Mariposa Ave and Nash St. This is the concurrency terminus with Nash St.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
El Segundo-Sepulved Blvd, LAX City Bus Center, Long Beach (via Pacific Coast Highway) 232 Metro Local
El Segundo-Sepulveda Blvd, El Segundo Employment Center 625 Metro Shuttle/Circulator
Galleria at South Bay, Torrance-Hawthorne Blvd T8 Torrance Transit

El Segundo[edit]

Located at the intersection of Nash St and El Segundo Blvd, El Segundo is the concurrency terminus with Nash St. 2226 E El Segundo Bl, El Segundo, CA 90245 is its exact address. The station has 90 parking spaces, 4 bike rack spaces, and 7 bike lockers, all free to use.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Downtown El Segundo via Grand Av, El Segundo Bl 124 Metro Local
Palos Verdes Peninsula MAX2 Municipal Area Express
San Pedro (via Lomita) MAX3 Municipal Area Express
San Pedro (via freeway) MAX3X Municipal Area Express
Torrance-Hawthorne Blvd, Galleria at South Bay, LAX City Bus Center T8 Torrance Transit

Douglas[edit]

Douglas station is located at 700 S Douglas St, El Segundo, CA 90245. The station has 30 free parking spaces, 6 bike rack spaces, and 4 bike lockers.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Rosecrans Ave, Downtown El Segundo (via El Porto) 125 Metro Local

Redondo Beach[edit]

A view of Redondo Beach station from street level.
A view of Redondo Beach station from street level.

Finally, Redondo Beach station is found at 2406 Marine Ave/5301 Marine Ave, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, near the place where Marine Ave meets I-405. There are 403 free parking spaces, 12 bike rack spaces, and 5 bike lockers at the station.

Destination(s) Route Number Operator
Manhattan Beach Blvd, Yukon Ave, El Camino College 126 Metro Local
Inglewood Ave 215 Metro Local
Galleria at South Bay, Redondo Beach Pier BCT102 Beach Cities Transit
San Fernando Valley CE574 LADOT Commuter Express
Lawndale LW EX, LW RES Lawndale BEAT