The long-awaited Metro Purple Line Subway Extension is now under construction.
From the current terminus at Wilshire/Western, the Purple Line Extension will extend westward for about nine miles with seven new stations. It will provide a high-capacity, high-speed, dependable alternative for those traveling to and from LA’s “second downtown,” including destinations such as Miracle Mile, Beverly Hills, Century City and Westwood.
One of Metro’s priority projects, the first section of the Purple Line Extension is funded by local Measure R funds, approved by voters in November 2008, along with federal “New Starts” matching funds and a low-interest loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program.
Currently, the project is scheduled to be built in three phases. Metro is already working with the federal government to obtain matching funds for the second section, while also pursuing opportunities to accelerate funding through the America Fast Forward Initiative that could allow the entire project to be completed sooner.
Los Angeles is closer than ever to making this long-anticipated project a reality, connecting West Los Angeles to the region's growing rail network, and improving mobility for everyone who lives, works and plays throughout Los Angeles County.
Please look through our web site for information on the approved project, information we have shared with the public, how to follow the construction work, and how to share your thoughts and questions with us.