Martin Luther King Jr
K Line 
Martin Luther King Jr. station platform.jpg
Martin Luther King Jr. station platform
General information
Location4051 South Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles, California
Coordinates34°00′34″N 118°20′07″W / 34.009571°N 118.335288°W / 34.009571; -118.335288Coordinates: 34°00′34″N 118°20′07″W / 34.009571°N 118.335288°W / 34.009571; -118.335288
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Structure typeUnderground
Disabled accessYes
OpenedOctober 7, 2022; 2 days ago (2022-10-07)
Preceding station LAMetroLogo.svg Metro Rail Following station
K Line Leimert Park

Martin Luther King Jr. 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 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, after which the station is named, in the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Baldwin Hills and Leimert Park. The station’s main entrance will be next to the iconic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall.

The station opened on October 7, 2022.[1] Metro held a ceremonial ribbon cutting ceremony for the station on July 23, 2022.[2]

The station will incorporate artwork by three artists: Mara Lonner, Shinique Smith, and Eileen Cowin.[3]


Station layout

G Street level Entrance/Exit
B1 Mezzanine Faregates, ticket machines, to Entrance/Exit
B2 Northbound K Line K Line toward Expo/Crenshaw (Terminus)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound K Line K Line toward Westchester/Veterans (Leimert 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.[4]


As of October 7, 2022, the following connections are available:[5]

Notable places nearby

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


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ "Ribbon-cutting ceremony to be held for MLK K Line Station in South LA". CBS Los Angeles (KCBS-TV). July 23, 2022. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  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. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  4. ^ "Metro K Line schedule". September 23, 2022. Retrieved September 24, 2022.
  5. ^ "K Line – FAQs". Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved July 12, 2022.
  6. ^ "MTA Crenshaw/LAX Project".

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