LACMTA Prepares for Purple Line Extension Construction

Written by Kyra Senese, Managing Editor
Steve Hymon/LACMTA

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s D Line (Purple) service will be disrupted beginning March 20 and lasting about 30 days due to construction of the Purple Line Extension Project.

The D Line will only run between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/Vermont Stations during this time, a release said. 

Transfers will be available between the B (Red) and D (Purple) lines at Wilshire/Vermont. This work starts the process of connecting the existing D Line stations to the upcoming D Line Extension Project.

The D Line will run as a shuttle with four-car trains every 20 minutes between Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/Vermont.

The B Line will run six-car trains every 10 minutes between Union Station and North Hollywood throughout the day, and every 20 minutes in the early morning and late evenings. Trains will resume normal service levels after about 30 days, LACMTA said.

The Purple Line Extension Project will expand the subway for nine miles from its current terminus at Wilshire/Western to Westwood. The project is divided into three stages. The first segment, connecting Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/La Cienega, is set to open in 2024.