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Purple Line Extension

A guide to the (future) subway to the Westside

The Purple Line is now the D Line, and it’s getting seven new stations.

Beverly Hills school district has spent $15M fighting Westside subway

A citizens’ oversight committee is questioning the use of that money.

Metro halfway done building subway to Beverly Hills

The first four miles of the Purple Line extension to the Westside are "on track" to open in 2023.

Metro gets federal ‘guarantee’ for key funding for Purple Line extension to Westside

But it’s still waiting on the $1.3 billion.

Final segment of LA’s Westside subway extension now costs $3.2B

That’s more than twice the old budget.

Beverly Hills subway station could get bathrooms, security dogs

"Additional protections" are also being worked out for Beverly Hills High School.

Hundreds of Beverly Hills students protest Metro’s subway to the Westside

"Our students today are going to get a lesson on Rosa Parks."

Beverly Hills schools call on Trump administration to strip Purple Line funding

The school board president launched a website blasting the project, and students are planning a districtwide walkout Friday.

Is Metro ignoring a rail line that could connect LA’s Westside to Orange County?

A county supervisor is pushing for a rail alignment that has the potential to revolutionize transportation across Southern California.

Construction will start this spring to bring subway service to Century City

When the Purple Line extension is finished, you’ll be able to ride from Downtown to Westwood in 25 minutes.

Purple Line: Construction starts to link Wilshire/Western to subway’s Westside extension

The new subway track will connect to the existing Koreatown station, bringing road closures to Wilshire Boulevard.

Metro Arts District rail yard could be upgraded, taking out a few buildings

The revamped rail yard would help Purple Line trains run every four minutes.

The 7 transit projects that could transform LA

From subway lines to high-speed rail, these new transit projects could reshape communities—and the entire region.

Digging under the future Purple Line: ‘We’re anticipating a wealth of fossils’

LA was once teeming with wildlife. We chat with a paleontologist who’s helping unearth the fossils.

Peeking into the future Purple Line station at Wilshire and La Brea

In 2023, you’ll be able to board the subway here, but for now, these photos will have to do.

Purple Line street closures near Wilshire/Fairfax are done—ahead of schedule

The lanes had been closed so crews could work on the subway’s future stop at Fairfax and Wilshire in the Miracle Mile.

Purple Line subway extension to Century City gets green light to move forward

Excellent news for subway riders: Construction will begin next year on stations in Beverly Hills and Century City.

Metro finds prehistoric camel bones under future Wilshire/La Brea station

This is the second time paleontologists working with Metro contractors have found fossils at the station site.

18 weekends of street closures near Wilshire/Fairfax start today

Major closures in the Miracle Mile start this week as Metro crews work on the extension of the subway’s Purple Line from Koreatown to Westwood.

Metro and its new Purple Line contractor have a shaky past

Metro previously spent nearly two decades in court fighting the contractor that will now build the subway extension from Wilshire and La Cienega to Century City.

12-story mixed-user would bring apartments, food hall to Mood Fabrics location in Miracle Mile

The new structure will have ground-floor retail, a rooftop restaurant, and a food hall. The future Wilshire/La Brea station on the Purple Line subway will be right next door.

Metro announces federal funding to bring the subway to Century City by 2026

Metro has lined up federal funding to bring the Purple Line subway west to Beverly Hills and Century City by 2026, with stops at Wilshire Boulevard and Rodeo and Avenue of the Stars and Constellation Boulevard.

Wilshire street closures wrap up six weeks ahead of schedule

Metro contractors have finished key above-ground work on the future Wilshire/La Brea station, allowing for the end of inconvenient weekend street closures that have been a fact of life for Miracle Mile drivers since June.

Subway extension to Westwood beats another lawsuit

Beverly Hills loves suing to stop the Purple Line, but a federal ruling on Friday wasn't in its favor. The court's ruling means that Metro will move towards firming up its much-needed federal funding for the second section of the line.

Surviving the Upcoming Street Closures on Wilshire

We've known for a while that in order to do work on the Wilshire/La Brea station, street closures in the area were going to happen. Now we know they start next weekend.

Subway Work Will Shut Down Wilshire Boulevard For 22 Weekends This Summer

The First Piece of the First Purple Line Subway Extension Station Was Just Installed

LA Metro Wants to Speed Up Two Rail Lines So They're Ready By the 2024 Olympics

Take an Awesome Flyover Tour of the Purple Line in Bev Hills and Century City

Watch the Los Angeles Metro Rail Map's Spectacular Growth From 1990 to 2026

The Last Tower in Century City is Dead; Site is Up For Sale

Watch How Metro Will Build Subway Stations Under Wilshire

Miracle Mile's A+D Museum is Moving to the Arts District

Beverly Hills School Board Commissioned High School Kids to Make Anti-Subway Propaganda

After 53 Years, LA Gets to Work on its Subway to the Sea

Bev Hills Paper Warns About ISIS Attack on Unbuilt LA Subway

Here's the Timeline for Purple Line Subway Work About to Begin

LACMA is Planning a Frank Gehry Hotel/Condo/Museum Tower

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