LA Metro will open the Crenshaw rail line, called the K Line, on Oct. 7

The long-awaited K Line rail system that would serve South LA, Crenshaw, Inglewood and Westchester will be opening to the public on Friday, Oct. 7, LA Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins announced on Thursday, Sept. 22.

After long delays, the 8.5-mile rail line, also known as the Crenshaw/Inglewood/LAX subway/light-rail line will open with service at the following seven stations: Expo/Crenshaw, Martin Luther King Jr., Leimert Park, Hyde Park, Fairview Heights, Downtown Inglewood and Westchester/Veterans.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters speaks during a ceremony by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to dedicate the K Line’s Downtown Inglewood Station, one of three Metro stations serving the City of Inglewood at the Metro Inglewood Station in Inglewood on Saturday, September 10, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to dedicate the K Line’s Downtown Inglewood Station, one of three Metro stations serving the City of Inglewood at the Metro Inglewood Station in Inglewood on Saturday, September 10, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

Stephanie Wiggins, Metro CEO speaks as James T. Butts, Mayor of Inglewood looks on during a ceremony by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to dedicate the K Line’s Downtown Inglewood Station, one of three Metro stations serving the City of Inglewood at the Metro Inglewood Station in Inglewood on Saturday, September 10, 2022. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG)

of

Expand

The line, which cost about $2 billion, runs from the intersection of Exposition and Crenshaw boulevards to the Westchester/Veterans station. The line is being extended to the Metro Green Line’s Aviation/LAX Station within the next few years.

Metro’s K Line subway doesn’t include an elevated automated people mover that will take airline passengers to and from LAX, which is currently under construction and is expected to be ready in 2023. The K Line will connect to the new LAX/Metro Transit Center Station, the Aviation/Century Station and the Metro C Line (Green) by 2024.

Free rides are being provided on LA Metro’s entire bus and rail system from noon, Friday, Oct. 7 to the close of service on Sunday, Oct. 9, Wiggins announced.

Metro officials and other VIPs will cut the ribbon on the K Line at the Leimert Park station at noon.

Related Articles

Local News |


LA City Council approves contract to build 3,000 bus and transit shelters

Local News |


Long delays, dirty stops and lack of shade greet many Los Angeles bus riders, survey finds

Local News |


How clever mechanics keep Bay Area’s 50-year-old BART trains running: Windows 98, eBay, and scraps

Local News |


Public transit into Angeles National Forest being planned for first time in 130 years

Local News |


Metrolink train service to be disrupted or canceled if rail strike occurs