Metro will hold advisory group meeting for Purple Line Extension on May 27

Metro will be holding an advisory group meeting for the first section of the Metro Purple Line Extension on Tuesday, May 27. Staff will provide an overview of anticipated construction-related noise and vibration, and background on upcoming pre-construction surveys for properties along the alignment between Wilshire/Western and La Cienega.

Meeting details:

Tuesday, May 27, 2014  5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Petersen Automotive Museum
6060 Wilshire Blvd – 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90036

This location is served by Metro lines 20, 720, 217, 780. Validated parking is available in the structure behind the museum. Motorists should enter the parking structure from Fairfax and bring their parking ticket with them.

The advisory group consists of individuals representing the residents, businesses, property owners and key institutions around each of the three stations in the first section of the project: Wilshire/La Brea, Wilshire/Fairfax and Wilshire/La Cienega. Residents, businesses and property owners in the vicinity are especially encouraged to attend.

Construction on the first section of the project is expected to begin later this year and scheduled to open in 2023.

Special accommodations are available to the public for Metro-sponsored meetings. All requests for reasonable accommodations must be made at least three working days (72 hours) in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Please telephone the project information line at 213-922-6934 or California Relay Service at 711.

6 replies

  1. Still no answer why the Crenshaw Stop was deleted although the MTA purchased property at the location for a station and the under construction Crenshaw Line was supposed to go to Wilshire ultimately and busy Lines 210 & 710 deserve a station to transfer to and from. There is a Purple Line Station at Normandie and Line 206 is not as busy as Line 210. Seems like another case of poor planning.

    Is the deletion part of the deal with soon to be put out to the pasture Henry Waxman in order to gain his approval for the continuance of the subway that he alone put a stop to years ago which is now costing billions more.

    • The station was not included in the project due to cost and the proximity of the station to Wilshire/Western and Wilshire/La Brea. The issue is discussed in the project’s environmental studies at metro.net/westside.

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  2. Mike Dunn,

    Crenshaw dead ends at Wilshire. It is not a major intersection. Putting a station here would have cost hundreds of millions of dollars and slowed down the rail line by nearly 10% between the Westside and Downtown.

  3. Steve Hymon
    Then why is there a station at Normandie? It’s closer to both Vermont and Western than Crenshaw is to Western and La Brea. It’s poor planning and perhaps politically motivated.

  4. The Purple Extension is more important then the Crenshaw Line, Yet it will be done first. something wrong with the picture. A Sepulvida lime is more important then the crenshew line as well. Who ever planned this should be fired.

  5. The Purple Line extension and A Sepulveda are — theoretically — more important than the Crenshaw Line. However, the powers that be on the Westside and in the Valley have often been somewhat ambivalent about rail. I might be wrong, but South LA seems to have been more unified behind rail. That may be why the Expo Line has been built (relatively) quickly, and the Crenshaw Line is starting.