LAX/Metro Transit Center Pictograms-nps-airport.svg
K Line 
LAX Metro Transit Center station platform.jpg
Rendering of the LAX/Metro Transit Center station platform
General information
Other namesEast ITF (Intermodal Transportation Facility)
Aviation/96th Street
LocationLos Angeles, California
Coordinates33°56′59.5″N 118°22′43.3″W / 33.949861°N 118.378694°W / 33.949861; -118.378694Coordinates: 33°56′59.5″N 118°22′43.3″W / 33.949861°N 118.378694°W / 33.949861; -118.378694
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform (Metro)
1 island platform (APM)
Tracks4 (2 Metro, 2 APM)
Construction
Structure typeAt-grade (Metro)
Elevated (APM)
ParkingPaid parking nearby
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Hub
Disabled accessYes
Other information
StatusUnder construction[1]
History
OpeningLate 2024
Previous namesAviation/96th Street
Future services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Westchester/Veterans K Line Aviation/Century
toward Norwalk
Preceding station LAWA Following station
West ITF
towards West CTA
LAX Automated People Mover CONRAC
Terminus
Location

LAX/Metro Transit Center station (called the East ITF by LAX and known as Aviation/96th Street during planning) is an under-construction light rail transport hub in the Los Angeles County Metro Rail system, located near the intersection of Aviation Boulevard and 96th Street in the Westchester district of Los Angeles. The station was designed as a station for the K Line.[2] In 2014, LAWA and the LA Metro committee approved a plan for a people mover to the LAX airport terminals, which will connect to Metro at this station.

Plans for both the new airport station and the Aviation/Century station continue. The Century railroad bridge was demolished on July 25, 2014. The LAX/Metro Transit Center station is currently under construction and slated to open in late 2024, several months after the people mover begins operation.[3]

Service

Rendering of the LAX/Metro Transit Center station mezzanine
Rendering of the LAX/Metro Transit Center station mezzanine
Rendering of the LAX/Metro Transit Center station
Rendering of the LAX/Metro Transit Center station

Station layout

L3
People Mover platform
Westbound LAX Automated People Mover toward West CTA (West ITF)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Eastbound LAX Automated People Mover toward CONRAC (Terminus)
L2 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, access to platforms
G Street level Entrance/exit, bus plaza, Metro Bike Hub, access to Aviation Bl.
Metro Rail platform Northbound  K Line toward Expo/Crenshaw (Westchester/Veterans)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound  K Line toward Norwalk (Aviation/Century)

Connections

The station will replace the LAX City Bus Center and is expected to be served by Beach Cities Transit line 109 to Redondo Beach, Culver CityBus lines 6 and Rapid 6 to Culver City and UCLA, Los Angeles Metro Bus lines 102 to South Gate, 111 to Norwalk, 117 to Downey and 232 to Long Beach, Santa Monica Big Blue Bus lines 3 and Rapid 3 to Santa Monica, and Torrance Transit line 8 to Torrance.

Future Metro transit connections

Metro has proposed to make this station the southern terminus for phase two of the Sepulveda Pass Transit Corridor. Metro is in the route planning stage for phase one of the corridor as of 2022 with completion planned for around 2040. Metro has also proposed the LAX/Metro Transit Center station as the southern terminus for the Lincoln Boulevard Corridor's bus rapid transit line with a completion date of 2047. Both projects are funded by Measure M.

References

  1. ^ Sharp, Steven (April 26, 2021). "LAX Metro station slated to begin work in Fall 2021". Urbanize LA. Retrieved April 26, 2021.((cite news)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ Hymon, Steve (August 18, 2016). "Subway turnback, Airport Connector receive state cap-and-trade funds". The Source.
  3. ^ "K Line's Hyde Park Station dedicated to Crenshaw community and nearby neighborhoods". Metro The Source. August 7, 2022. Retrieved August 8, 2022.

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