|Other names||Wilshire/Western/Alfred Hoyun Song|
|Location||3775 Wilshire Boulevard|
Los Angeles, California
|Owned by||Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Bicycle facilities||Metro Bike Share station, racks and lockers|
|Opened||July 13, 1996|
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.
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.
|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) →|
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.
As of February 20, 2022[update], the following connections are available:
The station is within walking distance of the following notable places: