New Metro K Line opens in South Los Angeles

The K Line of the L.A. Metro opened on Oct. 7, 2022.

L.A. Metro’s new line is part of a larger plan to help increase public transportation throughout Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Metro opened a new $2.1 billion dollar metro line in South Los Angeles on October 7 with eight stations: Expo/Crenshaw, Martin Luther King Jr., Leimert Park, Hyde Park, Fairview Heights, Downtown Inglewood, Westchester/Veterans and Aviation/Century.

Previously the line was known as the Crenshaw/LAX line, the K Line extends from the E line at Expo/Crenshaw Station and merges with the C Line at Aviation/LAX Station to connect the Crenshaw Corridor, Inglewood and El Segundo.

It is the largest investment in public transportation in South Los Angeles in 20 years.

Construction for the project began in 2014 with plans to finish in 2019. These eventually got pushed back due to various roadblocks like a liquidated damages lawsuit and cost overruns.

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