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Wilshire/Western
D Line 
A train is parked at the Wilshire/Western station platform
Wilshire/Western station platform
General information
Other namesWilshire/Western/Alfred Hoyun Song
Location3775 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
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 byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Share station,[1] racks and lockers[2]
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedJuly 13, 1996; 26 years ago (1996-07-13)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Terminus D Line Wilshire/Normandie
Future service
Wilshire/La Brea D Line Wilshire/Normandie
Location

Wilshire/Western station is an underground rapid transit (known locally as a subway) station on the D Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located under Wilshire Boulevard at Western Avenue, after which the station is named, in the Mid-Wilshire and Koreatown districts of Los Angeles. It is the current western terminus of the D Line.

Prior plans called for the D Line to extend to Fairfax Avenue, then turn north into the San Fernando 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 D Line west from this station to Westwood/VA Hospital station in Westwood, near UCLA.[3]

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.

The courtyard features a plaque commemorating former California Assemblymember Alfred H. Song and is officially named "Wilshire/Western/Alfred Hoyun Song station," although the full name is not used on any station signs.[4][5]

Service

Station layout

G Street level Entrance/Exit
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Entrance/Exit
B2 Eastbound/ Westbound  D Line toward Union Station (Wilshire/Normandie)
 D Line (under construction) toward Wilshire/La Cienega (Wilshire/La Brea)
Island platform, doors will open on the left or right
Eastbound  D Line toward Union Station (Wilshire/Normandie)

Hours and frequency

D Line trains run between approximately 5 a.m. and midnight, every day. Trains operate every ten minutes during peak hours Monday through Friday, every twelve minutes during the daytime on weekdays and all day on the weekends after approximately 10 a.m. (with a 15-minute headway early Saturday and Sunday mornings). Night service is every 20 minutes.[6]

Connections

As of February 20, 2022, the following connections are available:[7]

Notable places nearby

The station is within walking distance of the following notable places:

References

  1. ^ "Station Map". Metro Bike Share. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  2. ^ "Secure Bike Parking on Metro" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved November 5, 2021.
  3. ^ "Purple Line Extension". www.metro.net. Retrieved March 2, 2020.
  4. ^ "Koreatown to install memorial for late Asian American politician". The Korea Times. September 10, 2014. Archived from the original on June 17, 2021.
  5. ^ "JoinCalifornia – Alfred H. Song". JoinCalifornia. Archived from the original on April 13, 2021.
  6. ^ "Metro D Line schedule". September 12, 2021. Retrieved November 13, 2021.
  7. ^ "B & D Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. February 20, 2022. p. 2.