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:

Select station

The system is consisted of six lines

A Line - Azusa - Downtown LA - Long Beach
B Line - Union Station - North Hollywood
C Line - Norwalk - El Segundo
D Line - Union Station - Wilshire/Western
E Line - East LA - Santa Monica
K Line - Expo/Crenshaw - Westchester/Veterans

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


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

First time riders must purchase a reusable TAP card with a fare from the ticket machine. All riders must pass through the turnstile (at most elevated or underground stations) or validator (at most surface stations) with a valid TAP card or TAP-enabled ticket/transfer and keep the card or ticket for the duration of the ride. Ticket inspectors may check rider for valid card or ticket anywhere within the paid area of the rail system.

When transferring between rail lines (except between Red and Purple Lines), riders will need to "tap" the card or ticket at a validator or turnstile before boarding the connecting train. Failure to do with is subject to citation.

One way riders on Metro Rail (as well as the bus system for riders with TAP card) can transfer to other Metro Rail and most bus lines free within a two hour period.

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.