Travel Tips 4 U: The Metro Red Line
By Lynne Tucker
The Metro Red Line is a great alternative for getting around Los Angeles offering 14 stops starting from the North Hollywood station and ending at Union Station. It’s a great way to get to Universal City Walk, Hollywood Walk of Fame, Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, Pantages Theatre, Los Angeles Valley College, Staples Center, the Jewelry Center, Disney Music Hall and Olvera Street, just to name a few.
Once you arrive at Union Station you can transfer to Little Tokyo, Chinatown, Pasadena and the Los Angeles Airport (LAX). Please note that during the baseball season there are free shuttles to Dodger Stadium.
The Red Line is one of six lines forming the Metro Rail rapid transit system that opened in stages between 1993 and 2000. Together with the Purple Line, these two heavy rail lines combine to form L.A. Metro Rail’s busiest line. As of October 2013, the combined Red and Purple lines averaged 169,478 boarding’s per weekday.
Enjoy the unique designs at various stations along the Red Line. All aboard!