Leimert Park
K Line 
Leimert Park station faregates.jpg
Leimert Park station faregates
General information
Location4330 South Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°00′14″N 118°19′56″W / 34.003951°N 118.332171°W / 34.003951; -118.332171Coordinates: 34°00′14″N 118°19′56″W / 34.003951°N 118.332171°W / 34.003951; -118.332171
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
LADOT DASH
Construction
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
History
OpenedOctober 7, 2022; 1 day ago (2022-10-07)
Services
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
Martin Luther King Jr. K Line Hyde Park
Location

Leimert Park station is an underground light rail station on the K Line of the Los Angeles Metro Rail system. It is located underneath Crenshaw Boulevard at its intersection with Vernon Avenue in the Leimert Park neighborhood of Los Angeles.

The Leimert Park station was funded and fully incorporated into the project in May 2013 after massive community support for a tunnel under Park Mesa Heights.[1][2]

The station opened on October 7, 2022.[3] Metro held a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for the station on June 25, 2022.[4][5]

The station incorporates artwork by three artists: Ingrid Calame, Mickalene Thomas, and Deanna Erdmann.[6]

Service

Station layout

G Street level Entrance/Exit
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Entrance/Exit
B2 Northbound K Line K Line toward Expo/Crenshaw (Martin Luther King Jr.)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound K Line K Line toward Westchester/Veterans (Hyde Park)

Hours and frequency

K Line service hours are approximately from 4:30 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. daily. Trains operate every ten minutes during peak hours Monday through Friday, every 15 minutes during the daytime on weekdays and all day on the weekends. Night service is every 20 minutes.[7]

Connections

As of October 7, 2022, the following connections are available:[8]

Notable places nearby

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

References

  1. ^ Hymon, Steve (May 23, 2013). "Metro Board votes to fully fund Leimert Park Village and Hindry stations for Crenshaw/LAX Line". The Source.
  2. ^ Newton, Damien (October 27, 2011). "Crenshaw Subway Files Suit Against "MTA" Over Crenshaw Enviro. Docs". Streetsblog Los Angeles. Retrieved March 25, 2021.((cite news)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Uranga, Rachel (September 22, 2022). "After years of delays, the Crenshaw/LAX Line is finally set to open next month". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 23, 2022.
  4. ^ "Dedication held for Leimert Park Station for Crenshaw/LAX Line (K Line)". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. June 25, 2022. Retrieved July 26, 2022.
  5. ^ "Dedication held for L.A. Metro's Leimert Park Station for Crenshaw/LAX Line (K Line)". Mass Transit (magazine). June 28, 2022. Retrieved July 26, 2022.
  6. ^ Broverman, Neal (January 22, 2018). "An Early Look at All the Artwork Coming to the Metro Crenshaw Line Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  7. ^ "Metro K Line schedule". September 23, 2022. Retrieved September 24, 2022.
  8. ^ "K Line – FAQs". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  9. ^ Steve Hymon (October 20, 2016). "Harriet the tunnel boring machine reaches Crenshaw/LAX Line's Leimert Park Station". Harriet the tunnel boring machine reaches Crenshaw/LAX Line’s Leimert Park Station.

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