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1st St/Central Av Station

1st St/Central Av Station

The Little Tokyo/Arts District Station, currently an at-grade Gold Line station located at the intersection of 1st and Alameda streets, will be moved underground and across the street to the southeast corner of 1st St and Central Av as part of the Regional Connector Transit Project. The station, bordering the two neighborhoods of Little Tokyo and the Arts District, will make these historically rich and vibrant neighborhoods easily accessible.

As one of the three oldest existing Japanese American communities in the United States, Little Tokyo holds years of richness. With over 100 places to eat, top-rated hotels, world-class museums, eclectic shopping, newly developed housing, major banks, entertainment, churches, temples, and excellent professional services, Little Tokyo has it all.

Los Angeles’ Arts District is a home and a burgeoning hub for Los Angeles' young professionals and creative artists. The community is rich in character, featuring stylish galleries, socially conscious boutiques and some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. Many of the establishments lie amidst a stretch of early 20th-century warehouses, which makes this neighborhood a time machine into Los Angeles’ past.

With the Regional Connector’s direct connection across Los Angeles County, residents from Azusa, Santa Monica, East Los Angeles and Long Beach will easily access Downtown Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and Arts District communities contributing to the thousands of visitors flowing each day into these two neighborhoods.


  • Aratani Theater
  • Art Share L.A.
  • Go For Broke Monument
  • Historic Churches and Buddhist Temples
  • Honda Plaza
  • Japanese American Cultural and Community Center
  • Japanese American National Museum
  • Japanese Village Plaza
  • Little Tokyo Public Library
  • MOCA at Geffen Contemporary
  • Southern California Institute of Architecture
  • Weller Court