Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station

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Willowbrook/Rosa Parks
Blue Line  Green Line 
Green line platform at Willowbrook (Los Angeles Metro station).JPG
Willowbrook/Rosa Parks station upper platform for the Green Line
Location11611 Willowbrook Avenue
Willowbrook, California 90059
Coordinates33°55′42″N 118°14′17″W / 33.9282°N 118.2380°W / 33.9282; -118.2380Coordinates: 33°55′42″N 118°14′17″W / 33.9282°N 118.2380°W / 33.9282; -118.2380
Owned byMetro
Platforms2 center platforms
Parking975 "park and ride" spaces
Bicycle facilities30 bike rack spaces
4 bike lockers
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUpper platform in service
Lower Platform closed for renovations
OpenedLower Platform: July 14, 1990; 29 years ago (July 14, 1990) Upper Platform: August 12, 1995; 24 years ago (August 12, 1995)
RebuiltSeptember 2019 (Lower Platform)
Previous namesImperial (1990-1995) Imperial/Wilmington Ave (1995-2011)
Preceding station   LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail   Following station
Blue Line
Green Line
toward Norwalk
  Future service  
Blue Line
Green Line
toward Norwalk

Willowbrook/Rosa Parks is a major transport hub and 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 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.

The station's official name memorializes Rosa Parks, an important African-American civil rights activist; the station was formerly known as Imperial/Wilmington. From the Blue Line's opening on July 14, 1990 until the Green Line opened on August 12, 1995 the Blue Line station platform was known as Imperial station while the Green Line station platform was planned to be called Wilmington station.

The Blue Line portion of the station is closed from January 26 to September 2019 for a major renovation project as part of the Blue Line Improvements Project.[3]


Metro Rail service[edit]

Blue Line service hours are approximately from 4:00 AM until 1:00 AM daily.[1] Green Line service hours are approximately from 4:00 AM until 12:30 AM daily.[2]

Bus connections[edit]

Station layout[edit]

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

The Blue Line is on the 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 Renovation[edit]

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.[4]

Neighborhood and destinations[edit]


  1. ^ "Blue Line station information" (PDF).
  2. ^ "Green Line station information" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Blue Line Improvements Project Fact Sheet" (PDF). Metro. Retrieved December 31, 2018.
  4. ^ Nelson, Laura J. (September 13, 2014). "Federal grant will fund improvements to Willowbrook Metro station". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 May 2015.

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