Downtown Inglewood
K Line 
Downtown Inglewood station platform
General information
Location321 East Florence Avenue
Inglewood, California
Coordinates33°58′01″N 118°21′05″W / 33.966996°N 118.351389°W / 33.966996; -118.351389
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Connections
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade
Bicycle facilities6 racks, 8 lockers
AccessibleYes
History
OpenedOctober 7, 2022; 16 months ago (2022-10-07)[1]
Services
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Fairview Heights K Line Westchester/Veterans
Terminus
Future services
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Fairview Heights K Line Westchester/Veterans
Location
Map

Downtown Inglewood station is an at-grade light rail station on the K Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located alongside Florence Avenue between Market and Locust Streets in the central business district of the city of Inglewood, California.

The station opened on October 7, 2022.[1] Metro held a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for the station on September 10, 2022.[2]

The station incorporates artwork by the artist Kenturah Davis.[3]

During the 2028 Summer Olympics, the station will serve spectators traveling to and from venues located in Inglewood including opening and closing ceremonies, soccer games, and archery at SoFi Stadium, and gymnastics at Kia Forum.[4]

The station is served by the SoFi Stadium Shuttle on football game days and for other major events including some concerts. Buses typically leave every 5-8 minutes to transport fans to the stadium. To speed service, fares are not collected onboard the shuttle, but valid Metro fare is still required onboard trains.

Service

Station layout

Northbound K Line K Line toward Expo/Crenshaw (Fairview Heights)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound K Line K Line toward Westchester/Veterans (Terminus)

Hours and frequency

K Line service hours are approximately from 4:30 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. daily. Trains operate every 10 minutes throughout the day on weekdays. Night service is every 20 minutes. Due to the ongoing construction of the new LAX/Metro Transit Center station, trains temporarily run 20-minute headways on weekends.[5]

Connections

As of December 10, 2023, the following connections are available:[6][7]

Notable places nearby

The station is within walking distance of the following notable places:

Downtown Inglewood station and nearby Fairview Heights station are both within walking distance of the following sporting venues:

People mover

The Inglewood Transit Connector is a 1.6-mile (2.6 km) automated guideway transit line planned to be built by the City of Inglewood. A new elevated station will be constructed nearby and will act as the northern terminus of the line, which will serve a station at the Forum and a station at Hollywood Park (connecting to SoFi Stadium, the Hollywood Park Casino and Intuit Dome).[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Patel, Tine (October 7, 2022). "LA Metro's new K Line opens today". CBS. Archived from the original on October 7, 2022. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  2. ^ Scauzillo, Steve (September 10, 2022). "Photos: Downtown Inglewood Station – Metro's sixth K-Line train hub – is dedicated". Los Angeles Daily News. Archived from the original on September 13, 2022. Retrieved September 14, 2022.
  3. ^ Broverman, Neal (January 22, 2018). "An Early Look at All the Artwork Coming to the Metro Crenshaw Line Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. Archived from the original on April 21, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Games Plan". 2028 Summer Olympics. Archived from the original on November 7, 2021. Retrieved January 9, 2022.
  5. ^ "Metro K Line schedule". December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  6. ^ "K Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. p. 2. Retrieved December 26, 2023.
  7. ^ "Line 212 Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. p. 2. Retrieved December 26, 2023.
  8. ^ Gnerre, Sam (September 26, 2022). "South Bay history: WPA art works have enlivened the Inglewood post office since the 1930s". Daily Breeze. Archived from the original on October 7, 2022. Retrieved October 11, 2022.
  9. ^ Austin, Paige (January 28, 2016). "South Bay to Inglewood NFL Stadium Rail Line in the Works". Redondo Beach Patch. Archived from the original on February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016.

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