Martin Luther King Jr
K Line 
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; -118.335288
Owned byLos Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Platforms1 island platform
ConnectionsLos Angeles Metro Bus
Structure typeUnderground
OpenedOctober 7, 2022; 15 months ago (2022-10-07)[1]
Preceding station Metro Rail Following station
K Line Leimert Park
Future services
Preceding station 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 is next to the iconic Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall.

The station opened on October 7, 2022.[1]

The station incorporates artwork by three artists: Mara Lonner, Shinique Smith, and Eileen Cowin.[2]


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 10 minutes throughout the day on weekdays. Night service is every 20 minutes. Due to the ongoing construction of the new LAX/Metro Transit Center station, trains temporarily run 20-minute headways on weekends.[3]


As of December 10, 2023, the following connections are available:[4]

Notable places nearby

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


  1. ^ a b Patel, Tine (October 7, 2022). "LA Metro's new K Line opens today". CBS. Archived from the original on October 7, 2022. Retrieved October 7, 2022.
  2. ^ Broverman, Neal (January 22, 2018). "An Early Look at All the Artwork Coming to the Metro Crenshaw Line Los Angeles Magazine". Los Angeles Magazine. Archived from the original on April 21, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2019.
  3. ^ "Metro K Line schedule". December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 25, 2023.
  4. ^ "K Line Timetable – Connections section" (PDF). Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. December 10, 2023. p. 2. Retrieved December 26, 2023.
  5. ^ "MTA Crenshaw/LAX Project". Archived from the original on 2016-11-25. Retrieved 2019-10-09.

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