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Purple Line Extension - Section 3

The last section of the Purple Line Extension Transit Project, Section 3, will add 2.56 miles of new rail to Metro’s Rail system and connect downtown Los Angeles to the Westside. The two new stations will be added at Wilshire/Westwood and on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs property. Section 3 received the approval to move forward by Metro's board in 2016. Currently, in pre-construction, the project is anticipated to begin construction in 2019 and be open for operations in 2026.

Westwood/UCLA Station

Wilshire/La Brea rendering

The Westwood/UCLA station box will be located under Wilshire Bl between Veteran Av and Westwood Bl. A construction staging area is located at the UCLA parking lot north of Wilshire Bl between Gayley Av and Veteran Av. The main station entrance will be located to the west of Gayley Av, which will be equipped with stairs, escalators, elevators and bicycle parking. Other entrance(s) are also under consideration and development. Centrally located in Westwood, the Westwood/UCLA station will provide patrons with access to the Westwood Medical Center, Hammer Museum, UCLA campus and the surrounding Westwood Village.

Westwood/VA Hospital

Westwood/VA Hospital Station rendering

The Westwood/VA Hospital station box, including two crossovers, will be located to the west of the I‐405 Freeway and south of Wilshire Bl. A pedestrian bridge to the south of Wilshire Bl and vertical circulation equipment to the north will enhance patron access to the station entrance from existing bus stops at the elevated Wilshire Bl overpass. The main station entrance will be equipped with stairs, escalators, elevators and bicycle parking. The Westwood/VA Hospital station in West LA will provide a reliable transportation option to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs West Los Angeles Medical Center and the surrounding U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs campus, with connections to the westside and its surrounding areas of interest.

Purple Line Extension, Section 3 Community Meetings

Metro holds regular meetings to update stakeholders on the project, view the community meeting presentations .

Purple Line Extension, Section 3 Pre-Construction Notices

View up to date construction notices .


Construction Notices

Start Date Notice Brief More Info
01/21/2020 Tree Trimming and Traffic Camera Installation on Ohio Ave. and Federal Ave.
Area: Ohio/Federal

Metro contractors will trim trees and install traffic cameras at the intersection of Ohio Ave. and Federal Ave. on Wednesday, January 22 from 9am to 3:30pm. 

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01/13/2020 Purple Line Extension Community Meetings & Events
Area: Purple Line Extension

Purple Line Extension Transit Projects community meetings and events. 

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01/03/2020 Utility Relocation on Federal Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Federal Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.

Metro contractors will continue construction activities for the Purple Line Extension Section 3 along Federal Ave. and Wilshire Blvd. on January 6.

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12/27/2019 SoCal Gas Utility Relocation on Ohio Ave. and Butler Ave.
Area: Ohio/Butler

SoCal Gas (SCG) utility relocation will be done from January 2 through 16, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 3:30pm, and Saturday to Sunday, from 8am to 9pm. 

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12/24/2019 Westwood/UCLA Station Monthly Look-Ahead for January
Area: Westwood/UCLA

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the Westwood/UCLA Station during the month of January 2020. 

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12/24/2019 Westwood/VA Hospital Station Monthly Look-Ahead for January
Area: Westwood/VA Hospital

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the Westwood/VA Hospital Station for the month of January 2020. 

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12/12/2019 Utility Relocation on Federal Ave. and Wilshire Blvd.
Area: Wilshire/Federal

Metro contractors will continue construction activities for the Purple Line Extension Section 3 along Federal Ave. and Wilshire Blvd. from Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 20. 

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11/26/2019 Westwood/UCLA and Westwood/VA Hospital Look-Ahead for December
Area: Westwood

This monthly notification is an outline of construction activities for the month of December 2019. Additional notices detailing these activities will be sent by email through the Purple Line Extension, Section 3 database.

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