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°57′02″N 118°22′41″W / 33.95057123105048°N 118.37816699661327°W / 33.95057123105048; -118.37816699661327
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
AccessibleYes
Other information
StatusUnder construction[1]
Websitemetro.net/projects/airport-metro-connector
History
OpeningLate 2024 (Metro)[2]
April 2025 (APM)[3]
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
Terminus
Location
Map

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 Metro Rail system, located near 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.[4] 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 Rail at this station.

The LAX/Metro Transit Center station is currently under construction and is slated to open in late 2024.[5][6] Due to construction delays, the station connection to the LAX Automated People Mover will open later in April 2025.[7] As of January 2024, construction on the station is 71.1% complete.[8] The November 2023 status report distinguishes overall project progress from primary station construction: "Overall project progress is 71.1% complete. Primary Station Construction at 58.3% completion."[9]

The East ITF Plot Plan shows a parking structure, construction of which may be deferred.[10] Various planned road improvements for East ITF are shown as "not triggered" in Appendix B of the LAMP 2021 Annual Progress Report.[11]

Service

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

Connections

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

Services from LAX/Metro Transit Center
Operator Route Destination
Beach Cities Transit 109 Redondo Beach Pier
Culver CityBus 6 UCLA
Rapid 6
Los Angeles Metro Bus 102 South Gate
111 Norwalk
117 Downey
232 Long Beach
Santa Monica Big Blue Bus 3 Santa Monica
Rapid 3
Torrance Transit 8 Torrance

Future Metro transit connections

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Metro has proposed to make this station the southern terminus for Phase 2 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.

Gallery

References

  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. ^ @numble (January 14, 2024). "January 2024 status report on LA Metro's LAX/Metro Transit Center (Airport Metro Connector). Construction is 71.1% complete" (Tweet). Retrieved January 20, 2024 – via Twitter.
  3. ^ "Fitch Downgrades LINXS (LAX People Mover Project) Sr Revs to BB+; Rating Outlook Negative". Fitch Ratings. January 19, 2024. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ @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). Retrieved June 22, 2023 – via Twitter.
  7. ^ "Fitch Downgrades LINXS (LAX People Mover Project) Sr Revs to BB+; Rating Outlook Negative". Fitch Ratings. January 19, 2024. Retrieved January 20, 2024.
  8. ^ @numble (January 14, 2024). "January 2024 status report on LA Metro's LAX/Metro Transit Center (Airport Metro Connector). Construction is 71.1% complete" (Tweet). Retrieved January 20, 2024 – via Twitter.
  9. ^ https://datamade-metro-pdf-merger-testing.s3.amazonaws.com/2023-0656.pdf
  10. ^ https://www.lawa.org/-/media/lawa-web/connecting-lax-links/entitlements/project-documents/faq3/file-z2---itf-east-plot-plan.ashx
  11. ^ https://www.lawa.org/-/media/lawa-web/lawa-our-lax/studies-and-reports/mitigation-monitoring/lamp/2021-lamp-mmrp-report_final.ashx

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