- Briefing Room
Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (LA Metro)
Heavy Rail Transit
The Purple Line Extension (formerly known as the Westside Subway Extension) is the extension of the Purple Line from its current terminus at Wilshire/Western nine miles to Los Angeles' "second downtown" through the neighborhoods of Beverly Hills, Century City, and Westwood. The new line will ultimately add seven stations upon the completion of all three sections of the project using the design-build delivery method: Section 1 is a 3.9-mile long segment along the Miracle Mile to Wilshire and La Cienega Boulevards (including three stations), Section 2 is 2.6 miles from La Cienega to Century City (including two stations), and Section 3 is a 2.9-mile section through Westwood to the VA Hospital. The extension will consist of twin tunnels approximately 20 feet wide, located 50-70 feet underground. The tunnels will be constructed using the cut and cover method.
Section 2 stations will be located at Wilshire/Rodeo and Century City Constellation. Section 2 also includes the procurement of 20 new heavy rail vehicles compatible with the existing system.
$2.411 billion (Section 2)
|Project Delivery / Contract Method||
Design-builder - to be selected
|Project Advisors / Consultants||
To LA Metro
To USDOT Build America Bureau
|Duration / Status||
Design-build contract award anticipated in early 2017.
Revenue service operations is expected in 2025.
|TIFIA Credit Assistance||
Direct Loan - $307 million
TIFIA loan will be repaid with Measure R local retail sales tax revenue.
|Financial Status / Financial Performance||
The TIFIA loan agreement was signed on December 20, 2016. Principal repayment of the TIFIA loan will begin in 2020, and will amortize through final maturity anticipated in 2037.
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Metro Purple Line Extension