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The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has completed the renovation of the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station.
The $129 million project included an extended A Line platform, a new southern at-grade pedestrian crossing, an expanded transfer mezzanine between the A and C Line, electronic signs with real-time transit information, custom LED lighting, and upgraded stairs and elevators.
Since the completion of the Metro A/Blue Line in 1990 and Metro C/Green Line in 1995, the Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station has evolved from a neighborhood facility into Metro's fourth-busiest station, authority officials said in a news release.
Other station improvements include a new public plaza, new wayfinding and signage upgrades, a new pick-up and drop-off zone, a modernized park-and-ride lot with new electrical charging stations and a pedestrian promenade connecting Wilmington Avenue to the station.
The station also now features site-specific artworks that honor the area’s history and offer an inviting transit experience for the Wilmington and south L.A. communities, Metro officials said.
“Metro brings equity to this underserved community with improved Metro services such as the Rosa Parks Customer Center, Transit Court and a Mobility Hub that will provide Willowbrook residents with access to all Metro services without traveling to downtown Los Angeles,” said Metro Chief Executive Officer Stephanie Wiggins