Go Metro to the Kingdom Day Parade on Monday!

The 39th annual Kingdom Day Parade honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is this Monday, Jan. 15, at 10 a.m. Going Metro to the parade is easy and convenient with two Metro K Line train stations along the parade route.

The Kingdom Day Parade is widely considered to be the nation’s largest — and best — celebration of Dr. King and the civil rights movement that he helped lead. The parade includes floats, marching bands, musical performances and community groups, among others. This year’s theme is “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop, Going to the Promised Land.”

Here’s how to get to the parade on Metro:

•Two K Line stations are just a few steps from the parade route: the aptly-named Martin Luther King, Jr. Station at Crenshaw Boulevard and MLK Jr. Boulevard and Leimert Park Station at Crenshaw and Vernon Avenue.

•The K Line is easily reached via the E Line’s Expo/Crenshaw Station. From the station, cross Exposition Boulevard to the K Line’s underground Expo/Crenshaw Station.

•To plan your transit trip, Google Maps, Apple Maps, the Transit app, Moovit app or metro.net.

•A regular fare on Metro is $1.75 each way and fare includes two hours of free transfers. Fares can be paid with TAP cards that can be purchased from vending machines at all Metro Rail and Busway stations, or on the TAP app, which you can download from the App store or the Google Store. Children five and under ride free if accompanied by a paying adult.

•There will be detours for Metro Bus Lines 40, 102 and 210 in the area around the parade. Signs will be posted at bus stops and detour routes are available on our service advisories page.

Metro is one of the many proud sponsors of the Kingdom Day Parade — we’ve participated in the past eight parades. Once again, our vintage bus — similar to the type that Rosa Parks rode on — will be in the parade, and is scheduled to carry Metro Board Members Jacquelyn Dupont-Walker, Fernando Dutra, and James Butts, family and friends of Rosa Parks and community leaders from the Crenshaw Corridor and beyond. Metro CEO Stephanie Wiggins will also be at the parade.

As many of you know, the opening of our K Line in 2022 brought rail service back to the Crenshaw Corridor for the first time since the 1950s. There is more in the works that will help us better deliver faster, more convenient and more equitable transit service to the K Line corridor:

•The southern leg of the K Line is forecast to open later this year and will connect the K Line to the C Line. Two new stations serving both C and K Line trains are also forecast to open. The LAX/Metro Transit Center station will serve LAX and be the station where bus and rail riders can transfer to the airport’s people mover. Our Century/Aviation Station will serve the many hotels and businesses along Century Boulevard just east of the airport.

•We’re also planning extensions of the C Line to Torrance and the K Line north to Hollywood. As a result, one day we’ll have a north-south rail corridor between Torrance, LAX, the Crenshaw Corridor, Mid-City, West Hollywood and Hollywood — meaning there will be a north-south rail corridor that will provide a great alternative to traffic and will offer easy connections to our growing rail network.

Given that Martin Luther King Day is a celebration of the progress we’ve made when it comes to civil rights — and a recognition of the hard work that still must be done — we also want to put the upcoming Transit Equity Day on your radar.

On Sunday, Feb. 4, Metro and our friends at Metrolink — the regional rail provider — and other local transit agencies will be offering free rides to celebrate Rosa Parks’ birthday. Transit Equity Day is our chance to show our commitment to providing safe, accessible and affordable transit that gives everyone in our region access to opportunity.

We’ll have more on Transit Equity Day on The Source soon — along with info about Metro’s many programs supporting equity.

Have a great time at the Kingdom Day Parade and please post your photos riding Metro and tag us! We’re @metrolosangeles on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok and @losangelesmetro on Facebook.

For more information about the Kingdom Day Parade, please visit the event’s website.

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There will be several detours for Metro Bus lines that serve the area from 4 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday. Detours will be posted at bus stops. The detours for each line are below.

Line 40

Northbound: Regular route to Crenshaw Blvd. and 54th St, continue via Crenshaw Blvd. to R-48th St, L-Normandie Ave., R-Vernon Ave., L-Vermont Ave., R-Martin Luther King Jr. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Martin Luther King Jr. and Hoover St., continue via Martin Luther King Jr. to L-Vermont Ave., R-Vernon Ave., L-Normandie Ave., R- 48th St, L- Crenshaw Blvd. and regular route.

Line 102

Eastbound: Regular route to Stocker St. and Don Felipe Dr, continue via Stocker St. to L-Santa Rosalia Dr, R-Buckingham Rd, R-Coliseum St, R-Obama Blvd. – Exposition Blvd., to Western Ave. and regular route.

Westbound: Regular route to Exposition Blvd. and Harvard Blvd., continue via Exposition Blvd, L-Obama Blvd., L-Coliseum St, (at 7th Ave.), L-Buckingham Rd, L-Santa Rosalia Dr, R-Stocker St. and regular route.

Line 105

Northbound: Regular route to Vernon Ave. and Budlong Ave. continue via Vernon Ave. to L-Normandie Ave., R- 48th St, L- Crenshaw Blvd., R- Slauson Ave., R- Overhill Dr, R- Stocker St, L- Santa Rosalia Dr, R- Hillcrest Dr, L- Martin Luther King Jr. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Martin Luther King Jr. and Potomac Ave., continue via Martin Luther King Jr. to R- Hillcrest Dr, L- Santa Rosalia Dr, R- Stocker St,L- Overhill Dr, L- Slauson Ave., L- Crenshaw Blvd., R- 48th St, L- Normandie Ave., R- Vernon Ave. and regular route.

Line 206

Northbound: Regular route to Normandie Ave. and 48th St, continue via Normandie Ave. to R-Vernon Ave., L- Vermont Ave., L- Exposition Blvd., R- Normandie Ave. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Normandie Ave. and 36th Pl, continue via Normandie Ave. to L- Exposition Blvd., R- Vermont Ave., R- 48th St, L- Normandie Ave. and regular route.

Line 207

Northbound: Regular route to Western Ave. and 54th St, continue via Western Ave. to R- 48th St, L- Normandie Ave., R- Vernon Ave., L- Vermont Ave., L- Exposition Blvd., R- Western Ave. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Western Ave. and 36th Pl, continue via Western Ave. to L- Exposition Blvd., R- Vermont Ave., R- Vernon Ave., L- Normandie Ave., R- 48th St, L- Western Ave. and regular route.

Line 209

Northbound: Regular route to Arlington Ave. and 54th St, continue via Arlington Ave. to R- 48th St, L- Normandie Ave., R- Vernon Ave., L- Vermont Ave., L- Exposition Blvd., to Arlington Ave. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Obama Blvd. and Arlington Ave., then continue via  Obama Blvd.-Exposition Blvd., to R-Vermont Ave., R-Vernon Ave., L-Normandie Ave., R-48th St., L-Arlington Ave. and regular route.

Line 210

Northbound: Regular route to Crenshaw Blvd. and 59th St. then continue via Crenshaw Blvd. to L-Slauson Ave., R-Overhill Dr., R-Stocker St., L-Santa Rosalia Dr., R-Marlton Ave., R-39th St., L-Crenshaw Blvd. and regular route.

Southbound: Regular route to Crenshaw Blvd. and Exposition Blvd. then continue via Crenshaw Blvd. to R-39th St., L-Marlton Ave., L-Santa Rosalia Dr., R-Stocker St., L-Overhill Dr., L-Slauson Ave., R-Crenshaw Blvd. and regular route.

 

 

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