Los Angeles Metro Rail Purple Line

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Wilshire/Western (Koreatown) - Union Station


Metro Rail Los Angeles Metro Rail Purple Line Purple Line is one of the two subway lines in Los Angeles. This line entirely underground from Union Station in Downtown LA to Wilshire & Western in Koreatown.

This line used to be a part of the Los Angeles Metro Rail Red Line Red line service, but it got a separate color in 2007 when plans for further extension of the branch from Wilshire & Western moved forward. This line charges the same fares as other bus and light rail lines, and is also the only subway system that uses the proof of payment fare system with turnstiles at stations. No additional fare is required when transferring to and from the Red line. Purple line trains run every 10 minutes during weekday peak hours, every 12 minutes midday, and every 20 minutes from about 8pm to after midnight. Weekend daytime service runs about every 12-15 minutes. Service between Wilshire/Vermont and LA Union is twice as frequent because of the parallel Red line service. Service is extended to about 2am on Friday and Saturday nights.

Passengers transferring between Red and Purple lines do not need to buy a separate ticket or require a separate "tap" for TAP card holders.

At Union Station, the Purple Line connects with Metro Los Angeles Metro Rail Gold Line Gold Line, Metrolink, and Amtrak. At 7th Street/Metro Center in downtown, it connects with Metro Los Angeles Metro Rail Blue Line Blue Line to Long Beach and Los Angeles Metro Rail Expo Line Expo Line to Santa Monica.

Route and stations

Other Metro lines and stations are in light blue color. Metrolink/Amtrak line and stations are in green.


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