I’ve lived in Los Angeles my entire life but it wasn’t until I moved to the NoHo Arts District that I began to regularly use our public transit system. Up until then, “the metro” was an unfamiliar concept, one that seemed great, but only in theory.
Little did I know what I was missing. Metro Los Angeles, specifically the Red Line (5350 Lankershim Blvd), has been one of my all-time favorite L.A. discoveries. Rush hour? Don’t hate me, but I seriously forgot what that’s like.
I walk to the metro from my apartment every morning with my coffee and book in hand and enjoy the perks of 30-minute, door-to-door commute.
Not only is it convenient for the ride to work, but it’s also a safe and inexpensive option for party-goers looking to bounce around the city. (Check out this bar crawl using the metro rail as a bar map).
Oh, and need a ride to LAX? Take the Red Line to downtown’s Union Station and then hop on an $8 shuttle to the airport. Easy!
So check it out soon! I guarantee it will change the way you see L.A.
A lady makes her way down to the Red Line for her morning commute. Photo credit: Trishna Patel @TrishListLA
The Redline is a heavy rail subway line running from North Hollywood to downtown Los Angeles via the districts Hollywood and Mid Wilshire. It is operated by the Los Angeles County Metropolitian Transportation Authority. Redline stops include North Hollywood, Universal City, Hollywood & Highland, Hollywood & Vine, Hollywood & Western, Vermont & Sunset, Vermont & Santa Monica, Vermont & Beverly, Wilshire & Vermont, Westlake & MacArthur Park, 7th Street/Metro Center, Pershing Square, Civic Center, and Union Station.
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Trishna Patel is a video producer and host for the Los Angeles Times. She also most recently took over as Editor of their Socalmoments photography blog, which engages Times’ readers by featuring work from the local community.
As a native Angeleno, Trishna attended undergrad at UCLA where she competed on their NCAA championship-winning gymnastics team. And though she’ll always bleed blue and gold, she later went on to receive her masters in journalism from USC.
When she’s not scouring the city’s happy hours for the most interesting cheese plate or gearing up for the next L.A. marathon, Trishna travels around the world, writing about her many adventures and must-see hot spots. Her favorite cities include London, Mumbai, Jerusalem and of course, the NoHo Arts District!
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