Subway riders will no doubt notice a brand new subway portal canopy now being built over the Purple Line’s Wilshire/Western Station.
The new canopy will feature new components from Metro’s “kit of parts” station design concepts that’s seeking to keep Metro structures consistent in their appearance and easier and more affordable to maintain. More importantly, the canopy should shield Metro customers from the elements and help prevent weather-related damage to escalators and other station facilities.
Construction of the canopy is expected to be completed by October of this year and will give the Wilshire/Western station a look similar to that of future stations for the Metro Purple Line Extension Project now in pre-construction.
[…] LA Metro – New station canopy being built at Wilshire/Western Purple Line Station […]
Metro should put the video screens showing the next train arrivals in all subway canopies so I would know whether to RUN LIKE HELL down the escalators or walk down to the platform at a leisurely pace.
Is there a way to clean off the roof?
A glimpse at the future. Awesome.