Wilshire/La Cienega station

Wilshire/La Cienega is an under-construction heavy-rail subway station in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system. It is currently in the design/construction phase of the Purple Line Extension project, in Beverly Hills, California. It is slated to open in early 2023.[1][2][3]

Wilshire/La Cienega  D Line (Purple) 
Location8485 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, California 90211
Coordinates34°3′55″N 118°22′33″W / 34.06528°N 118.37583°W / 34.06528; -118.37583Coordinates: 34°3′55″N 118°22′33″W / 34.06528°N 118.37583°W / 34.06528; -118.37583
Owned byMetro
Line(s) D Line (Purple) 
Platforms1 center platform
Bicycle facilitiesTBD
Disabled accessYes
Other information
Statusunder construction
Opened2023 (planned)
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
  Under Construction  
TerminusPurple Line
  Under Construction  
toward Century City
Purple Line

Located at the NE-corner of Wilshire Boulevard and La Cienega Boulevard, the new subway station will be one-story high, and provide access to the trains below via escalators, elevators, and stairs. Underground, the station will include an upper level 'concourse' for ticketing, and at the level of the tracks a passenger platform for boarding and egress.[4][5]

The site formerly housed a Citibank, demolished circa 2016 to provide a 'temporary' staging yard. Another staging yard is at the NW-corner of Wilshire and Gale Drive, where Luther Burbank Savings had been located. The yards support a multi-year construction project: to extend the subway line, and to build Wilshire/La Cienega station.[6]

Adjoining the NE-corner station will be the following.

The Purple Line's eastern terminus is located at Union Station, its planned western terminus at Wilshire near Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica.[15] Saban Theatre and the Fine Arts Theatre will be short walks away on Wilshire from the new station. Restaurant Row stretches north along La Cienega.[16][17]


  1. ^ Brittany Boxley (2012).
  2. ^ Noel T. Braymer (2012).
  3. ^ Eric Brightwell (2012).
  4. ^ Wilshire/La Cienega Station.
  5. ^ Thomas Curwen (2017).
  6. ^ Wilshire/La Cienega Station.
  7. ^ Cf., Eric Brightwell (2012).
  8. ^ Henry Kamm (1984).
  9. ^ Gary Wayne (2018).
  10. ^ Barry Stavro (1997).
  11. ^ Krikorian and Haines (2003).
  12. ^ David Ellis (2008).
  13. ^ Eric Hayden (2013).
  14. ^ Brazilian Consulate.
  15. ^ Cf., Purple Line Extension.
  16. ^ Eric Brightwell (2012).
  17. ^ Wilshire/La Cienega Station.