The K Line’s first birthday is coming up next week: Here’s how we’re celebrating!

The time really flies, doesn’t it? It’s hard to believe that it was almost an entire year ago that the K Line officially opened to the public, restoring rail service to the Crenshaw Corridor after more than 60 years. 

Currently running 5.9 miles between Crenshaw / Exposition station in the north and Westchester / Veterans station in the south, the K Line’s seven stations serve diverse communities such as West Adams, Jefferson Park, Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, Inglewood, Westchester and more. Reaching South LA’s cultural hotspots –– ranging from Art + Practice to SoFi Stadium to Dulan’s Soul Food to the Miracle Theater –– has never been easier.

And we’re not even finished yet! The K Line’s Aviation/Century Station is anticipated to open in late 2024 along with a rail connection to the C (Green) Line.

Construction of the LAX / Metro Transit Center station along the new K Line tracks is also swimming along, also with a late 2024 planned opening date. That station will serve as the transfer point between the Metro system and the LAX Automated People Mover that will take riders to and from airport terminals.

But until that happens, here are a couple cool (and totally FREE) ways you can ring in the K Line’s first birthday with us. 

Check out Here: Arts & Culture Along the K, at the Museum of African American Art (MAAA)

Located on the second floor of the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, this multimedia exhibition is a celebration of artists, cultural producers and culture bearers connected by the K Line and marks the first anniversary of Metro‘s K Line service through the neighborhoods of Crenshaw, West Adams, Jefferson Park, Baldwin Hills, Leimert Park, Hyde Park, Inglewood, Westchester and more. Artworks on view include works by Moses X. Ball, Ingrid Calame, Eileen Cowin, Kenturah Davis, Dean Erdmann, Sherin Guirguis, Russell Hamilton, Carlson Hatton, Michael C. Hsiung, Alexis Hunley, Wakana Kimura, Mara Lonner, Geoff McFetridge, Rebeca Méndez, Motherland Music, Mobolaji Olambiwonnu, Sam Pace, Erwin Redl, Kim Schoenstadt, Jaime Scholnick, Shinique Smith, Giovanni Solis, Mickalene Thomas, and Jason Williams. 

  • Dates: October 8, 2023–May 12, 2024
  • Closest Metro station: Martin Luther King Jr. station

Visit our booth at the upcoming Taste of Soul!  

Located on Crenshaw Boulevard between Barack Obama Boulevard and Stocker Avenue, Taste of Soul is a family festival that attracts about 350,000 people each year. With over 150 different food offerings, musical performers, community outreach opportunities, and a handful of celebrity guests, it’s not hard to see why! Need to rest your feet in between all that food and fun? Look for the Metro tent –– you can charge your phone on us and learn about some of the exciting programs we’re cooking up. 

  • Date: Saturday, October 21 from 10 a.m. to  7 p.m.
  • Closest Metro station: Martin Luther King Jr. station

We hope to see you there!

Categories: Transportation News

6 replies

  1. Lets waste more taxpayer money on Incompetence. LA at its finest!

  2. Why are we celebrating METRO’s K line low/no ridership. It has run through the Park/Mesa/Heights community for a year of no benefit/use to the community and going nowhere (LAX is the K line to nowhere). This is the most agregious use of Taxpayers funds.

  3. Why are we celebrating an unfinished line? This line was supposed to connect to Wilshire Blvd at the least, why did South LA get a short stub that ends at Expo and doesn’t go further north to connect South LA to all the jobs and opportunities and attractions north of the 10 freeway? South LA and Inglewood residents deserve better, a complete line that takes them to where they want and need to go. Not a line that ends well south of all the major job centers and places that are hard to reach in the middle of the city.

  4. Let’s celebrate a delayed K Line that should have completed a year ago, but since Metro didn’t plan properly, it’s delayed 2 years. They should stop wasting money on adding art into the Metro stations. Metro needs to look clean and sleek without urban art that looks rather trashy and low quality.

    • The only reason why it’s delayed is because of the LAX/Metro Transit Center (which is set to replace the existing LAX City Bus Center on 96th Street). The Aviation/Century station is complete, but it is not functional because of the LAX/Metro Transit Center (aka Aviation/96th St Station).

  5. . . . Who is paying for this? Last I checked this was never part of Metros MO, so why on earth do we need to celebrate an anniversary of a half-baked rail line that might still be shut down for a year unless Inglewood politicians finally got the hint that a complete street closure is now a preferred alternative.