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Although it seems like Metro improvements take forever, the good news is time flies.

It's been over a year since the Orange Line to NoHo opened, and it's only been ten years since the Red Line was expanded to Wilshire and Western.

Speaking of.. the new map includes the newly colored Purple Line which goes from Wilshre/Western to Union Station. At first glance one wouldn't think that such a line would need its own color, but as a commuter who used to ride the Wilshire/Western train and get off on Vermont to transfer up to Hollywood, we helped many a tourist make the seemingly simple maneuver. But this color and name change will make things even easier for out-of-towners and locals alike.

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Almost a quarter million people ride some sort of Metro rail system each weekday, and more than 1.5 million Los Angelenos either commute via rail or bus daily.

angelenic has some more insights to the new map.