The Expo Line is a convenient and quick option for those headed to the annual Kingdom Day Parade on Monday, January 15. Two Expo Line stations are a short walk from the parade route that runs along Martin Luther King Jr. and Crenshaw boulevards.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. at the intersection of Arlington Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and then travels west to Crenshaw Boulevard, where it turns south to Vernon Avenue in the heart of Leimert Park Village.
To reach the parade on Metro:
For viewing near the start of the parade route, attendees should take the Expo Line to the Expo/Western Station and walk south to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, and then turn right and walk to Arlington Avenue.
For viewing along Crenshaw Boulevard, attendees should take the Expo Line to the Expo/Crenshaw Station and walk south to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard or transfer to the Metro Bus Line 210 and exit at 39th Street and Crenshaw Boulevard and then walk one block south.
All Metro bus and rail lines will be running on a regular weekend schedule.
Metro Board Member Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker will ride in Metro’s parade entry, a replica of the bus in which Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her seat to a white rider in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955. The vintage bus highlights public transit’s role in the civil rights movement. Community members from around the L.A. area will join Dupont-Walker on the bus ride to celebrate the legacy of Dr. King.
Metro Bus Service
The following Metro bus lines that operate on Crenshaw and Martin Luther King, Jr., boulevards will have detours from 5 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday: 40, 102, 105, 206, 207, 210, 212, 705, 740 and 757. Metro will post signs at all bus stops impacted in English and Spanish with detour information.
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