Wilshire/Western is the current western terminus of the D Line of 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.
|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|
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 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 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 serviceEdit
D Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.
Other local and commuter services
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