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3 Metro Rail Stations Are Getting Revamped Names

Make room for longer station names! Civic Center is one of three rail stations getting name changes (Photo by Melissa Acedera via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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In what seems to be the spirit of inclusivity, Metro's Board of Directors approved today the name changes of three of their rail stations.

The changes affect two Red Line stops and one Purple Line stop.

Get ready for lots of slashes as the new stations make room in their monikers for more place and people names.

Here are the stations getting additions to their names, according to a release issued by Metro:

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  • The Metro Red Line Civic Center Station will now be the “Civic Center/Grand Park/Tom Bradley Station” in honor of the recently opened Grand Park, which is served by this station, and the former City of Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley.
  • The Metro Red Line Universal City Station will now be known as “Universal City/Studio City Station” to reflect the station’s location in Studio City. Metro Bus lines 150, 155, 224, 240 and Metro Rapid 750 connect this station with the rest of Studio City and San Fernando Valley.
  • The Metro Purple Line Wilshire/Western Station will now be known as the “Wilshire/Western/Alfred Hoyun Song Station” in honor of Alfred Hoyun Song, former Mayor of Monterey Park and the first Asian American legislator elected to the California State Assembly in 1962. He was also the first Korean American to be elected to the California State Senate, where he distinguished himself as chairman of the Judiciary Committee.

Feel free in your travels, however, to refer to these three stations by their original and much shorter names.