17th Street/Santa Monica College is an at-grade light rail station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system located near the intersection of 17th Street and Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, California. It serves the Expo Line.[2]

17th Street/Santa Monica College
Expo Line 
Location1701 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica
Coordinates34°01′25″N 118°28′47″W / 34.0237°N 118.4797°W / 34.0237; -118.4797Coordinates: 34°01′25″N 118°28′47″W / 34.0237°N 118.4797°W / 34.0237; -118.4797
Owned byMetro
Platforms1 center platform
Parking70 spaces[1]
Bicycle facilitiesTBD
Disabled accessYes
OpenedOctober 17, 1875; 143 years ago (October 17, 1875)
RebuiltMay 20, 2016; 3 years ago (May 20, 2016)
Previous namesSunset
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Expo Line
  Future service  
Gold Line
toward Atlantic

Location and designEdit

Platform Westbound   Expo Line toward Downtown Santa Monica (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound   Expo Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (26th Street/Bergamot)

The station is located in the Midtown District of Santa Monica, in the center of Colorado Avenue west of 17th Street, adjacent to Memorial Park: the City of Santa Monica refers to this station area as the "Memorial Park Neighborhood Transit Village".[3] It is three blocks from Santa Monica College.

The east end of the station is at 17th Street and the west end of the station is mid-block between 15th and 16th Streets with entrances at either end. Parking and an off-street bus stop is located just south of Colorado between 16th and 17th Streets.[4]


Originally located south of Colorado on a private right-of-way, the line and following stations were moved to the median of Colorado boulevard per a request from the City of Santa Monica during the line's design phase.

Bus connectionsEdit


  1. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (May 14, 2016). "The Expo Line is finally coming to the Westside, but limited parking raises concerns". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2011-03-31.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "2010 Land Use and Circulation Element (LUCE)". Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.buildexpo.org/phase2/Phase%202%20FEIR%20Documents/02_ProjectAlternatives_FEIR.pdf

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