Wilshire/Western station

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D Line (Purple) 
Train parked at Wilshire Western.JPG
Location3775 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Coordinates34°03′42″N 118°18′33″W / 34.0617°N 118.3091°W / 34.0617; -118.3091Coordinates: 34°03′42″N 118°18′33″W / 34.0617°N 118.3091°W / 34.0617; -118.3091
Owned byMetro
Line(s) D Line (Purple) 
Platforms1 island platform
Bicycle facilities16 bike rack spaces
4 locker spaces
Disabled accessYes
OpenedJuly 13, 1996; 23 years ago (July 13, 1996)
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Terminus D Line (Purple) Wilshire/Normandie
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Wilshire/La Brea D Line (Purple) Wilshire/Normandie

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.[1] It is one of only two subway stations in the system not shared with the B Line.

The subway plaza, with bus stop sign for the westbound Metro Rapid 720
The entrance to Wilshire/Western station

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.[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 Lynwood native.


A condominium tower named Solair opened above the station in 2009.

Station layout[edit]

G Street level Exit/Entrance
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[edit]

The bumper block at the end of the tracks
The crossover at the inbound end of the platform

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

Bus connections[edit]

Metro services

Other local and commuter services


  1. ^ "Purple Line station information".
  2. ^ "Purple Line Extension". www.metro.net. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  3. ^ "Red/Purple Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10.

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