Metro Board approves renaming of three Metro Rail stations

Metro’s Board of Directors approved the name changes of three Metro Rail subway stations during the Thursday, Jan. 24 Board Meeting.

The Metro Red Line Civic Center Station will now be the “Civic Center/Grand Park/Tom Bradley Station” in honor of the recently opened Grand Park, which is served by this station, and the former City of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.

The Metro Red Line Universal City Station will now be known as “Universal City/Studio City Station” to reflect the station’s location in Studio City. Metro Bus lines 150, 155, 224, 240 and Metro Rapid 750 connect this station with the rest of Studio City and San Fernando Valley.

The Metro Purple Line Wilshire/Western Station will now be known as the “Wilshire/Western/Alfred Hoyun Song Station” in honor of Alfred Hoyun Song, former Mayor of Monterey Park and the first Asian American legislator elected to the California State Assembly in 1962. He was also the first Korean American to be elected to the California State Senate, where he distinguished himself as chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

42 thoughts on “Metro Board approves renaming of three Metro Rail stations

  1. Metro spends a lot on abstract art, why not spend some of it on commemorating these politicians? Metro board members can also add these politicians’ names to their internal documents if they like making things more complicated for themselves, but the actual names used at the stations should reflect the locations of the stations. I believe using intersections as station names is fine, but for those stations that use only one street in its station name (ex. Anaheim Station, San Pedro Station) please put in the Blvd or St or Ave so we know it is not the city of Anaheim. Finally, I believe having residents who live around that station propose names is the best idea. If we are going to be spending the resources on renaming so many stations, I believe these resources should be spent on asking nearby residents, employees, and other stakeholders for their input.

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