|Location||3775 Wilshire Boulevard|
Los Angeles, CA 90005
|Line(s)||D Line (Purple)|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Bicycle facilities||16 bike rack spaces|
4 locker spaces
|Opened||July 13, 1996|
Wilshire/Western is the current western terminus of the D Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail. As its name implies, the subway station is located at Wilshire Boulevard and Western Avenue, in Los Angeles' Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown District. It is one of only two subway stations in the system not shared with the B 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 B 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 Westwood/VA Hospital 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 Lynwood native.
A condominium tower named Solair opened above the station in 2009.
|B1||Mezzanine||Faregates, ticket machines, to Exits/Entrances|
|B2||Eastbound||→ D Line (Purple) toward Union Station (Wilshire/Normandie) →|
← D Line (Purple) (under construction) toward Wilshire/La Cienega (Wilshire/La Brea)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left or right|
|Eastbound||→ D Line (Purple) toward Union Station (Wilshire/Normandie) →|
Metro Rail service
D Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.
Other local and commuter services
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