Red Line: Take the L?

Chicago is known for its L – a heavy rail transit line that is elevated through its downtown core. But, did you know that Los Angeles almost had it’s own L?

It would have been on Wilshire, the transit corridor currently known for its underground Subway To The Wiltern. It would have been part of the Red Line, from Union Station to the Miracle Miracle, up through West Hollywood, back to Hollywood, and on to NoHo.

The plans were drawn up in 1983. Twenty-eight years ago.

Metro has put up the renderings and maps for what could have been.

One Reply to “Red Line: Take the L?”

  1. Great post. I like the empty streets, certainly not the usual mess of traffic. The things that coulda been if it weren’t for nimby’s all the time.

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