LAX/Metro Transit Center
C Line  K Line 
LAX/Metro Transit Center station under construction
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; -118.378694
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform (Metro)
1 island platform (APM)
Tracks4 (2 Metro, 2 APM)
Structure typeAt-grade (Metro)
Elevated (APM)
ParkingPaid parking nearby
Bicycle facilitiesMetro Bike Hub
Other information
StatusUnder construction[1]
OpeningLate 2024
Previous namesAviation/96th Street
Future services
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
Terminus C Line Aviation/Century
toward Norwalk
Westchester/Veterans K Line Aviation/Century
Preceding station LAWA Following station
West ITF
towards West CTA
LAX Automated People Mover CONRAC

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 C and K lines.[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][4]


Station layout

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 Westbound/
 C Line terminating trains
 K Line toward Expo/Crenshaw (Westchester/Veterans)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
 C Line toward Norwalk (Aviation/Century)
 K Line toward Redondo Beach (Aviation/Century)


The station will replace the LAX City Bus Center and is expected to be served by:

The bus plaza may include fast-charging stations for electric buses, given the fact that a majority of the agencies serving the station have goals to electrify their bus fleets around the 2030 mark[5][6].

Future Metro transit connections

Metro has proposed to make this station the southern terminus for phase two of the Sepulveda 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 Transit Corridor bus rapid transit line with a completion date of 2047. Both projects are funded by Measure M.

Station renderings


  1. ^ Sharp, Steven (April 26, 2021). "LAX Metro station slated to begin work in Fall 2021". Urbanize LA. Archived from the original on April 26, 2021. Retrieved April 26, 2021.
  2. ^ Hymon, Steve (August 18, 2016). "Subway turnback, Airport Connector receive state cap-and-trade funds". The Source. Archived from the original on September 24, 2016. Retrieved October 3, 2016.
  3. ^ "K Line's Hyde Park Station dedicated to Crenshaw community and nearby neighborhoods". Metro The Source. August 7, 2022. Archived from the original on August 7, 2022. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  4. ^ @numble (May 16, 2023). "March 2023 status report on LA Metro's LAX/Metro Transit Center (Airport Metro Connector). Construction is 39.9% done. Metro now proposes combining partial opening of station with opening of K Line south segment on 7/31/24 instead of first opening south segment in Fall 2023" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  5. ^ "We're Going Zero Emissions! - Big Blue Bus". Retrieved August 11, 2023.
  6. ^ "Culver CityBus is Going Electric". Retrieved August 11, 2023.

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