Los Angeles MTA (Rail):

Metro Red and Purple lines


Los Angeles's two Metro Rail subway lines are known as the Metro Red and Purple Lines. The Red Line connects North Hollywood with Union Station, and the Purple Line begins at Wilshire/Western and runs east to Union Station. Both lines operate on the same tracks between Union and Wilshire/Vermont stations.

The subway was opened in segments. The Red Line originally opened in 1993 between Union Station and Westlake/MacArthur Park. In 1996, it was extended to Wilshire/Western in Koreatown, and in 1999 a second branch was opened from Wilshire/Vermont station to Hollywood/Vine. The latest extension connected Hollywood/Vine with North Hollywood in 2000, and further plans have been made for a possible future extension of the Purple Line to Santa Monica.

The Metro Red and Purple lines were originally both denoted on maps as the "Metro Red Line", although the two branches were officially differentiated from each other in summer 2006. Both lines use the Breda A650 subway cars, first ordered in the early 1990s. A second order of A650s was subsequently delivered in 1998.
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  • Line: Metro Purple Line
  • Location: Wilshire/Western
  • Date: 2007.09.23
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  • Line: Metro Purple Line
  • Location: Pershing Square
  • Date: 2007.12.02
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  • Line: Metro Purple Line
  • Location: Pershing Square
  • Date: 2007.12.02
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  • [Not In Service]
  • Location: Union Station
  • Date: 2007.09.03
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  • Line: Metro Red Line
  • Location: Union Station
  • Date: 2008.04.26
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  • Line: Metro Red Line
  • Location: 7th Street/Metro Center
  • Date: 2007.09.03
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  • Line: Metro Red Line
  • Location: Union Station
  • Date: 2008.02.09
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  • Line: Metro Purple Line
  • Location: Union Station
  • Date: 2008.02.09
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  • Line: Metro Purple Line
  • Location: Union Station
  • Date: 2008.04.06
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  • Line: Metro Red Line
  • Location: Union Station
  • Date: 2007.09.03
Los Angeles MTA

Bus:
[ Blue Bird CSFE 3703 ] [ El Dorado EZ-Rider II ] [ El Dorado MST II ] [ Gillig Phantom ] [ NABI 40-LFW CNG ] [ NABI 40C-LFW CNG ]
[ NABI 42-BRT Hybrid ] [ NABI 45C-LFW CNG ] [ NABI 60-BRT CNG ] [ NABI 65-BRT CNG ] [ Neoplan AN-440A CNG ] [ New Flyer C40 ]
[ New Flyer C40LF ] [ New Flyer D40LF ] [ Orion VI 06.501 ] [ Thomas TL-960 ] [ TMC RTS T80206 ]

Rail:
[ Metro Blue Line ] [ Metro Gold Line ] [ Metro Green Line ] [ Metro Red and Purple lines ]