How to Ride Metro Rail

Metro rail refers to the A (Blue), B (Red), C (Green), D (Purple), E (Expo), K and L (Gold) Lines. There is a total of 100 stations in the system, each offering connections to Metro bus. Payment of fare requires a TAP card. Regular fare is $1.75 and is good for 2 hrs of unlimited transfers in one direction.

Metro Line A (Blue) train passing quickly in front of A Line sign.

Metro A Line (Blue)

The recently renovated A Line (Blue) provides rail service between Downtown Los Angeles (7th St/Metro Center station) and Downtown Long Beach.

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Metro K Line

The K Line serves the communities of West Adams, Jefferson Park, Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, Hyde Park, Inglewood, Westchester and more. Seven new K Line stations now open.

Our Rail System

How to Ride Metro Rail

1. Get to your station

Arrive 10 minutes early and wait for your train to arrive.

2. Pay with TAP

Buy a TAP card and load fare at the TAP vending machine. As you pass through the turnstile or validator, TAP on dial to enter to the platform/waiting area.

3. Board the Train

Wait for train to make a complete stop and stand behind the yellow line. Let others exit before entering. Take a seat or use handrails/handholds.

4. Enjoy the Ride

5. Exit the Train

Watch and listen for your stop. As you get closer to your destination, move towards the exiting doors. Wait for doors to open and exit, make sure you have all your belongings.

Riding Tips & Safety

  • Always stand way from the edge of the platform.
  • Don’t lean against the train doors, keep hands clear.
  • Use the overhead maps to help you watch for your station.
  • Check to be sure you have all your belongings.
  • Look both way when crossing the tracks.
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