K Line to South L.A. To Open October 7

The line, part of L.A.'s effort to expand its public transit system ahead of the 2028 Summer Olympics, was originally scheduled to open in 2019.

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September 26, 2022, 9:00 AM PDT

By Diana Ionescu @aworkoffiction


Los Angeles’ long-awaited Metro K Line will open to the public on October 7, according to a post in the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority blog, The Source, by Steve Hymon.

The light rail line, previously known as the Crenshaw Line, will start operations at seven stations between Expo/Crenshaw and Westchester/Veterans, with plans to eventually serve the LAX airport and the Metro C Line (formerly known as the Green Line) by 2026. “Metro is also planning to launch a SoFi Stadium shuttle bus between the K Line and the stadium, in addition to the existing shuttle from the C Line.”

Although planned since the 1960s, the project did not move forward until voters approved the Measure R sales tax, and groundbreaking finally took place in 2014. The line’s final route combines at-grade, elevated, and underground portions. Rides on the entire Metro system will be free during opening weekend.

Thursday, September 22, 2022 in The Source (Metro)

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