Wilshire/Western (Los Angeles Metro station)
|Location||3775 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Bicycle facilities||16 bike rack spaces
4 locker spaces
|Opened||July 13, 1996|
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.
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 currently constructing the Purple Line Extension to extend the Purple Line west from this station to an eventual terminus station in Westwood, near UCLA.
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.
|B1||Mezzanine||Faregates, ticket machines, to Exits/Entrances|
|B2||Eastbound||→ Purple Line toward Union Station (Wilshire/Normandie) →
← Purple Line (under construction) toward Wilshire/La Cienega (Wilshire/La Brea)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left or right|
|Eastbound||→ Purple Line toward Union Station (Wilshire/Normandie) →|
Metro Rail service
Purple Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.
Other local and commuter services
- Big Blue Bus: Rapid 7
- Foothill Transit: 481 (weekday rush hours only)
- LADOT DASH: Wilshire Center/Koreatown, Hollywood/Wilshire
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