The tracks for the Blue and Expo Lines cross over the tracks for the Red and Purple Lines.
|Location||660 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, California 90017
|Platforms||2 side platforms (light rail)
1 island platform (heavy rail)
February 15, 1991
January 30, 1993
7th Street/Metro Center, officially 7th Street/Metro Center/Julian Dixon, is a metro station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system located in the Financial District of Downtown Los Angeles at the intersection of 7th Street and Flower Street.
The station is served by the light rail Blue Line and Expo Line, heavy rail Red Line and Purple Line, and by the bus rapid transit Silver Line. The Blue Line and Expo Line currently have their downtown terminus at this station. Many bus routes also serve the station.
This is one of only two stations in the entire system that has an underground side platform, the other being the Wilshire/Vermont station.
The station consists of three underground levels. The main concourse and the light rail side platforms are on the second underground level, while the heavy rail center platform is on the third level. A small first level mezzanine connects the light rail side platforms. The Metro Silver Line stops at the street level next to the station's entrances. The station used to serve the Macy's Plaza shopping mall. Macy's Plaza is being rebuilt as a new pedestrian friendly shopping mall renamed The Bloc which will add a new direct entrance from the mall to the subway station.
|Figueroa St/7th St (Northbound)||Silver Line toward El Monte Station (Pershing Square)|
|Flower St/7th St (Southbound)||-> Silver Line toward Harbor Gateway Transit Center/San Pedro (Flower/Olympic)->|
|B1||North Mezzanine||7th Street/Flower Street Exit
Faregates, ticket machines
Walkway between Platform 1 and Platform 2
Blue/Expo Line platforms
|East Mezzanine||7th Street/Hope Street Exit
Faregates, ticket machines
|Platform 1 (Northbound/Eastbound)|| Blue Line termination track
Expo Line termination track
Blue Line (planned) toward APU/Citrus College (2nd Street/Flower Street)
Gold Line (planned) toward Atlantic (2nd Street/Flower Street)
|Platform 2 (Southbound/Westbound)||-> Blue Line toward Downtown Long Beach (Pico)->
-> Expo Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Pico)->
-> Gold Line (planned) toward Downtown Santa Monica (Pico)->
|West Mezzanine||Faregates, ticket machines
7th Street/Figueroa Street Exit
Red/Purple Line platforms
|Platform 3 (Northbound/Westbound)|| Red Line toward North Hollywood (Westlake/MacArthur Park)
Purple Line toward Wilshire/Western (Westlake/MacArthur Park)
|Platform 4 (Southbound/Eastbound)||-> Red Line toward Union Station (Pershing Square) ->
-> Purple Line toward Union Station (Pershing Square) ->
Metro spent nearly $2 million worth of enhancements to 7th Street/Metro Center station as part of the Expo Line project which was completed weeks before the Metro Expo Line began service to La Cienega/Jefferson Station. This enhancement included a new dispatch booth and improved signage in the station.
Metro Bus lines 20,51,52,60 (local), 351 (limited), 442,460,487, and 489 (express), 720 and 760 (rapid) stop near the station entrances at 7th and Hope streets, 7th and Flower streets and 7th and Figueroa Streets.
Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus express Line 10, and LADOT Dash shuttles Routes D, E, and F also stops at the 7th Street/Metro Center Station. Foothill Transit Commuter Express lines 493, 495, 497, 498, 499, 699 serve stops adjacent to the station on 7th and Figueroa Streets.
California Shuttle Bus provides service to San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose from a bus stop at the corner of Figueroa and 7th streets.
The under construction Regional Connector Transit Corridor will result in the Blue Line and Expo Line continuing north from this station terminus through Downtown Los Angeles (via the Financial District and the Bunker Hill area) to connect with the Little Tokyo/Arts District Station on the Gold Line, which will then become an underground subway station and move across the street.