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Willowbrook/Rosa Parks (Los Angeles Metro station)

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Willowbrook/Rosa Parks (Los Angeles Metro station)

Willowbrook/Rosa Parks
Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station lower platform for the Blue Line
Location 11611 Willowbrook Avenue, Willowbrook
Owned by Metro
Platforms 2 center platforms
Tracks 4
Parking 975 "park and ride" spaces
Bicycle facilities 30 bike rack spaces
4 bike lockers
Disabled access Yes
Other information
Status in service
Opened July 14, 1990 (1990-07-14)
Previous names Imperial/Wilmington Ave
Preceding station   Metro Rail   Following station
Blue Line
toward Redondo Beach
Green Line
toward Norwalk

Willowbrook/Rosa Parks is a major hub Los Angeles County Metro Rail station on the Blue Line and Green Line. The station, located at the intersection of Imperial Highway and Wilmington Avenue in the Willowbrook community of Los Angeles County, is a major transfer point for commuters.[1][2]

As a major transfer station, Willowbrook/Rosa Parks Station also acts as a major bus hub, serving many bus routes operated by Metro and other regional/municipal transit agencies. The station also has park and ride facilities, including 975 parking spaces and 4 bike lockers. To the east of the station is the Metro Rail Operations Center, which is the dispatch hub for all Metro Rail trains.

The station is located in unincorporated Willowbrook, near the Los Angeles community of Watts in the South Los Angeles region. It is directly across the street from the Imperial Courts Housing Project, which is located within the City of Los Angeles. The Green Line platform for this station is located in the middle of the Century Freeway.

The station's official name memorializes Rosa Parks, an important African-American civil rights activist. The station was formerly known as Imperial/Wilmington.


  • Service 1
    • Metro Rail service 1.1
    • Bus connections 1.2
  • Station layout 2
    • Central plaza 2.1
  • Neighborhood and destinations 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


Metro Rail service

Blue Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[3]
Green Line service hours are approximately from 5:00 AM until 12:45 AM daily.[4]

Bus connections

Station layout

Upper level Westbound  Green Line toward Redondo Beach (Avalon)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound  Green Line toward Norwalk (Long Beach Boulevard)
Mezzanine Ticket machines
Street level Ticket machines
Southbound  Blue Line toward Downtown Long Beach (Compton)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound  Blue Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (103rd Street/Watts Towers)
The Green Line platorm.

The Blue Line is on lower platform, and the Green Line is on the upper platform. The two levels are connected by stairs/escalators/elevators via a mezzanine. Ticket machines are located on street level and the mezzanine.

Central plaza

A $10.25 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation in 2014 will be used to partially fund $53 million in upgrades to the station, including improved lighting, new central plaza and extended platforms.[5]

Neighborhood and destinations


  1. ^ "Blue Line station information" (PDF). 
  2. ^ "Green Line station information" (PDF). 
  3. ^ "Blue Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  4. ^ "Green Line timetable" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-05-10. 
  5. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (September 13, 2014). "Federal grant will fund improvements to Willowbrook Metro station". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 May 2015. 

External links

  • Metro website
  • Station connections overview — Willowbrook
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