Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station lower platform for the Blue Line
|Location||11611 Willowbrook Avenue
Willowbrook, California 90059
|Platforms||2 center platforms|
|Parking||975 "park and ride" spaces|
|Bicycle facilities||30 bike rack spaces
4 bike lockers
|Opened||July 14, 1990|
|Previous names||Imperial/Wilmington Ave|
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.
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 train operators.
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 I-105 Freeway.
|Upper level||Westbound|| Green Line toward Redondo Beach (Avalon)
Green Line (under construction) toward Aviation/96th (Avalon)
|Eastbound||-> Green Line toward Norwalk (Long Beach Boulevard) ->|
|Street level||Ticket machines|
|Southbound||Blue Line toward Downtown Long Beach (Compton)|
|Northbound||-> Blue Line toward 7th Street/Metro Center (103rd Street/Watts Towers) ->|
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.
A $10.25 million grant from the United States Department of Transportation in 2014 will be used to partially fund $53 million in major upgrades to the station, including improved lighting, new paintings, new central plaza and extended platforms.