Emergency drills to take place along Crenshaw/LAX Line route in coming weeks

As part of the Crenshaw/LAX light rail project (the future K Line), Metro personnel, LA County Fire, Inglewood Police, and LA County Sheriff’s Departments will conduct a series of emergency drills along the project alignment. The group will be conducting testing and practice emergency drills. The drills will include simulated train collisions, train fire in tunnel/stations and emergency rescues.

Streets along the project alignment will be blocked while the emergency drills are conducted. There will be response vehicles, Inglewood PD vehicles, actors, and LA-Metro personnel on the scene. LA County Fire Department will perform rescue/recovery on the tracks extracting simulated injured passengers (actors) from the tracks after de-energizing the power to the train.

The next exercises will be Wednesday, June 1, and Friday, June 3.


WHAT: Emergency Drills

WHEN: Friday May 20, 2022 to June 30, 2022, 6am to 4pm

WHERE: Along the route of the Crenshaw/LAX tracks.

What To Expect

•Street Closure: Short term street closures along the alignment
•Noise: The sound of sirens and rescue machinery used to extract accident victims (actors).
•Smoke: Artificial smoke for a realistic simulation.

Stay Alert, Stay Safe

Metro will be conducting more frequent train testing activities along the entire route including underground, aerial, and all at-grade sections. Please be alert when at railroad crossings.