Wilshire/Western (Los Angeles Metro station)

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Wilshire/Western
  
Wilshire-Western Station LACMTA.jpg
The entrance to Wilshire/Western Station
Station statistics
Address 3775 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles
Coordinates 34°03′42″N 118°18′33″W / 34.0617°N 118.3091°W / 34.0617; -118.3091
Line(s) Purple Line Purple Line
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Parking none
Bicycle facilities 16 bike rack spaces
4 locker spaces
Other information
Opened July 13, 1996
Accessible Handicapped/disabled access
Owned by Metro
Services
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Terminus Purple Line
Purple Line

Wilshire/Western Station is a heavy-rail subway station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is located at Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue, in Los Angeles' Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown District. This station is served by the Purple Line.[1]

Wilshire/Western is the western terminus of the Purple Line,[1] and is one of only two subway stations in the system not served by the Red Line.

Prior plans called for this subway to extend to Fairfax Ave. and then north into the Valley but due to political disagreements, the line currently terminates here and the Red Line travels to the Valley via Vermont Avenue. Metro is now planning a project called the Westside Subway Extension which would extend the Metro Purple Line west from this station, possibly as far as Westwood/UCLA.[2]

The two artwork installations at Wilshire/Western are called "People Coming", and the other "People Going". They are large murals at each end of the station. The artist responsible is Richard Wyatt, a Compton native.

A condominium tower named Solair opened above the station in 2009. The art-deco landmark Pellissier Building and Wiltern Theatre are located across the street.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Exits/Entrances
B2 Eastbound Purple Line Purple Line toward Union Station (Wilshire/Normandie)
Purple Line Purple Line (under construction) toward Wilshire/La Cienega (Wilshire/La Brea)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Eastbound Purple Line Purple Line toward Union Station (Wilshire/Normandie)

Metro Rail service[edit]

Purple Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[3]

Bus connections[edit]

The subway plaza, with bus stop sign for the westbound Metro Rapid 720
Metro services
Other local and commuter services

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Purple Line station information". 
  2. ^ Metro (LACMTA). "Westside Subway Extension (project website)". Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  3. ^ "Red/Purple Line timetable". Retrieved 2010-05-10. 

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