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Metro Rail

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Neighbourhood: Central L.A
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Address: One Gateway Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90012-2952
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Cleaner and brighter than most subways

We took the red line and were impressed by the ease of tap card purchase and access. There is hardly anyone using the system, it seems, so there are no lines or mad rushes of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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45 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the red line and were impressed by the ease of tap card purchase and access. There is hardly anyone using the system, it seems, so there are no lines or mad rushes of people up and down the stairways, i.e. In Paris and N.Y. The one thing that all subway systems I've used have in common, though, is... More 

Thank 896jeannes
Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After years of interminable traffic in Los Angeles, I joined a friend and took the Metro to the beach. Boy, was I ever impressed. The rail lines were clean, safe, and direct. "Thank you, Los Angeles!"

Thank Jodie90210
Winnetka, Ca
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured this downtown Metro Rail Station and were able to get our International Students' temporary bus passes here on the spot. It takes another 6 weeks or so to receive the permanent bus passes but you can, at least, get the loaded temporary pass to utilize in the meantime.

Thank Veronica S
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Los Angeles Metro has recently added trains from downtown to Santa Monica and it's great for a day at the beach. The Metro connects to bus lines heading westward in the San Fernando Valley and trains heading Eastward. Buy a Day Pass and go anywhere!

Thank suomiboy13
Charlotte, North Carolina
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Los Angeles metro system is slow, hard to understand, and underdeveloped. Stations are grimy and do not have restrooms. The TAP system is confusing, especially for folks from out of town. Additionally, they do not have enough TAP scanners at stations. For a city the size of LA, they should have double the number of lines and stations as... More 

Thank Jared N
San Diego, California
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755 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

LA is not known for public transportation but this little subway/train system is pretty helpful for getting between parts of town during rush hour.

Thank CaribbeanFan79
Brisbane, Australia
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305 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The underground train system in Los Angeles is well worth considering as a transport option. TAP cards can be purchased at the electronic vending machines at the stations, and loaded with cash at the same time. Journey prices are very cheap and the trains and stations are very clean. Trains run on time and frequently. Stations are located around the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

An extensive rail system that proves reliable and cheap when we stayed just outside of the city. Very good

Thank JasonDoz
Henderson, Nevada
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723 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The LA rail system has been expanded and continues to be as I write this. So now you can get to more places by rail than before. The big problem is that the infrastructure and operating bureaucracy still leave a lot to be desired. Trains frequently run with delays, some extreme. Most of these are probably because of some police... More 

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In December 1995, I visited Southern California, rented a car, and stayed in a hotel in Anaheim. During my stay there, I took different bus tours to Los Angeles County, Orange County, and San Diego. While I enjoyed the sights, I was also disappointed in the lack of public transportation. Since then, I learned about how much the transit has... More 

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